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Why did God kill jobs family? What did they ever done wrong? What happened to them after God made a bet with the devil?

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closed as not constructive by Narnian, Seek forgiveness, David Stratton, Mawia, Jayarathina Madharasan May 16 '13 at 13:51

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what? why the downvotes? –  FFCoder May 16 '13 at 3:48
    
The creator has the right to create and destroy whatever he wants. –  Mawia May 16 '13 at 7:23
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i think its the description: you say God killed Jobs family and God made a bet, but if God is all-knowing what is a bet? In essence, living is a grace we humans get from God, he has all right to take it away, though he didn't take it away but the devil did. God does not want us to die, our sins makes us mortal, not God wanting to kill us. –  joel harkes May 16 '13 at 10:25
    
What happend to de family we don't know, the bible does not say anything about that. I think its safe to assume that it depended on their believe, like it does for everybody. –  joel harkes May 16 '13 at 10:30
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@fredsbend This question certainly has issues, but it isn't exactly your classic truth question. And I'm sorry but your "answer" in a comment here would get pretty fast down vote from me. The writing style doesn't clearly show anything. The language and writing style is so old and hard we can't even be sure we know what linguistic style it is, and the belief that is is historical is not uncommon among scholars. Except maybe non Christian scholars, but that's hardly the inference in the context of this site. –  Caleb May 16 '13 at 18:47

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Job was a man who loved God. Satan told God that he only reason Job loved Him was because He allowed him to be wealthy. So to prove him wrong, God allowed Satan to take all of Job's possessions. Job's oldest son's home was destroyed by a violent wind. All of Job's children were partying there and were killed. In his sadness, Job tore his robe. Despite all his loses he still loved God! Since Satan's 'theory' didn't turn out well, he proposed that Job would turn away from God if He made him very ill. Again, God allowed Job to become sick but he still did not turn away from God! Even his own wife told Job to curse The Lord, but he still remained faithful. Soon, Job had 10 more children and had twice as much riches as he had before.

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so what happened to the original family? they just got killed because god had a bet with satan? just to prove satan wrong? he killed people? –  FFCoder May 16 '13 at 6:02
    
It wasn't really a "bet" but rather a test. Job's suffering over his family led him to grow spiritually. –  pcnThird May 16 '13 at 13:52
    
@FFCoder They were killed but Job did received more family members and possibly God Almighty did send same souls of family members who were killed in these new family members. We would never know God's capacity nor decipher His works. –  Seek forgiveness May 16 '13 at 14:06

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