Santorum said flatly Saturday, "I disagree. I don't believe God abandons people,"
Remember these verses, Rick?
Remember the Garden of Eden?
Genesis Chapter 3, verse 4. "And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:"....Gen. 3:23-24 "23. therefore Jehovah God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. 24. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden the Cherubim, and the flame of a sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."
Or how about the Flood?
Genesis 6:13-14 "13. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14. Make thee an ark..."
And perhaps you also don't believe in Sodom & Gomorrah?
Genesis 19:24-25. "Then Jehovah rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from Jehovah out of heaven. 25. And he overthrew those cities, and all the Plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground."
I wonder if this habit of supposedly Christian-subscribing politicians reading out of existence these clear expressions of God's righteousness...and previous practice of "abandonment" of sinning people (those who consciously abandon God)...is a good indication of a similar inclination by these politicians to disregard the U.S. Constitution?
God does not abandon people. Santorum is correct.
If he did, there would be no opportunity for repentance, no chance to turn back.
Instead of poring over the Old Testament, read Christ's words about the Good Shepherd, who will abandon the 99 in search of the 1.
Oh, and read the different situations in which Jesus went to sinners to bring them to Him.
The Old Testament is not a reflection of Christian attitudes, and should not be presented as such. Jesus brought a new way of living.