Elie Wiesel was one of those people.

As a survivor ofthe Holocaust, Elie Wiesel has to reevaluate God in his world.

Up until the end he waited for God to intervene in Biblical fashion.

When confronted with this idea, the Jews asked "How can this man give us his flesh to eat?" It's a good question, and the answer is simple. When we eat food, it enters every cell in our bodies; the proteins, carbohydrates and fats become a part of us. We become united (or 'one') with our food; we truly are what we eat. In a similar way, people who repent of their sins are united with Christ. They become one with him in His death, burial and resurrection, and experience the 'spiritual nutrition' and new life of being born again with Him. That is why, in John 6:35 & 48, Jesus called Himself "the bread of life". Union with Him gives our souls life, just as union with ordinary food gives our bodies life.

The Holocaust created a void in the souls of many of those who survived.

He began to accuse God of cruelty against his people.

At the hanging of the angel-faced pipel, Wiesel had an answer, when someone asked, `` `Where is God now?' And I heard a voice within me answer him: `Where is He?

Before the Holocaust he had been one of the most devout Jewish children.

The Bible's first question is 'Must we keep the Law?', and the answer is a definite 'Yes!'. The self-righteous person is right about this. But we must go beyond the first question to answer the Bible's second question, 'How can we keep the Law?' The answer to that question is 'Through faith in Jesus Christ'.

When that intervention was not forthcoming, he began to doubt in God and in His mercy.


He receives many answers, though none are satisfactory.

Military triage is a cold, logical process. If there’s no hope, you make the individual comfortable and move on to some other patient who might survive. But the doctors, who felt every loss keenly, would never just shove a dying person in a corner. They wanted someone to be there, caring for them until they passed. This was especially true when it came to children, and it was this responsibility that Chaps took upon himself. When there was nothing the doctors could do beyond providing morphine, Chaps McLaughlin used to hold kids in his arms and rock them gently as they died.

It might be a scary thought, but true nonetheless.

There is no reason for us to misunderstand Paul. God's condemnation of men will be for breaking His Law, and His justification of men will be for obeying His Law:

Then there is a faith, given as a blessing to a believer in God.

We find this message consistently in God's word. In his letter to Titus, Paul spelled out the two things that lead to the Christian's justification by God; the washing away of our guilt through regeneration and the possession of genuine righteousness with the help of the Holy Spirit:

This is because ... only son Isaac was born.

Some see Christianity simply as the forgiveness of our sins. The idea of a positive obedience to God's Law is unknown to them. It is true that forgiveness is a necessity. The penalty for sin must be paid. But forgiveness is only one part of that which saves us. Repentance is turning from sin to righteousness. It is a turning from the futility of self-righteousness to a righteousness which God can accomplish within us through faith and the Holy Spirit. Faith does not ignore or circumvent the Law; faith fulfills the Law in very real, practical, everyday terms.

Either way, he would accept God's will without questioning.

Otherwise...our future will only be an extension of the past, and the Messiah will wait indefinitely for his deliverance.'' (, 98)Gavriel would support this policy of actively trying to bend God's will rather than passively waiting for it to be revealed.