Sometimes I wonder why Father God allows evil to exist. I wonder why He allows evil people (people with evil intentions) who are found at all levels of society (including local and national community leaders, nation rulers, world rulers, religious leaders, thieves, liers, rapists, murderers, and deceitful people) to prosper in their evil deeds.
Why are they allowed to take advantage of God fearing, good hearted, loving people? And why do evil people prosper?
But I almost stumbled and fell,
because it made me jealous
to see proud and evil people
and to watch them prosper.
They never have to suffer,
they stay healthy,
and they don’t have troubles
like everyone else.
Their pride is like a necklace,
and they commit sin
more often than they dress themselves.
Their eyes poke out with fat,
and their minds are flooded
with foolish thoughts.
They sneer and say cruel things,
and because of their pride,
they make violent threats.
They dare to speak against God
and to order others around.
God will bring his people back,
and they will drink the water
he so freely gives.
Only evil people would say,
“God Most High cannot
It is something that is hard to understand.
I absolutely believe Father God is good, and He is love, and He has all power, authority, and dominion forever. He is the Alpha and Omega and He knows the beginning from the end. He knows who is evil and who is good.
He knows the entire story. He knew you before you were knit in your mothers womb and watched each and every cell and fiber in your body form. He is always with you. At all times, He will answer you when you call on him. He loves you and waits for you to love and obey him.
He will never leave nor forsake you until you stand before him on Judgement Day, and he separates those who are evil from those who are good. At that time, the books of people’s deeds will be opened and read, and Father God and His Son will either say something similar to “well done, you cared for my needs, you kept your first love, enter in to the eternal joy” or he will say something similar to “depart, be cast into eternal damnation, you wicked servant, I never knew you”.
So why does He allow good people to suffer, yet also allows them to draw near to him, and evil people to he allows to prosper and fall away from him in this life on earth?
I don’t know why. He is a loving God. He wants us to walk in his ways and be like him. He is always with us through the good times and the bad times. He gives each one of us a choice to do good or do evil with our life.
Sadly, I have heard some people say they won’t trust in Father God, mainly because they believe He allows human suffering, inequality, and injustice. They don’t deny that Father God exists, and they don’t deny he has the power to stop the terrible events from happening, but they refuse to accept Him as their personal God whom they put their trust in. They would rather trust in their ownself and direct their own path, or put their trust in scientists, doctors, and government for safety, healing, and answers to life’s dilemmas.
But they are missing out here on this earth and will miss out for eternity because of their lack of faith.
They are missing out on being in relationship and loving the only True God, Creator of the Universe, the true light, our loving Father who gives good gifts, who sent His only son, a part of himself as a sacrifice to redeem them from their sin, to rescue mankind so they can have eternal life with him where there is no more evil, no injustice, no murder, no lying, no jealousy, no crying, no hate, no sickness, no diseases, no famines.
I was reading about good and evil rulers in 2 Chronicles the other day. I spent three hours reading through several chapters, covering several generations, and I was able to see a big picture in the lives of these men and their families. Everything they ever did was written down in several books for future generations to know. It was amazing to me how one ruler would love God and serve him, but his son or grandson would turn out to be horribly wicked rulers. Some were so evil and wicked that they murdered all their brothers and relatives and many innocent people. Some of them went to war and killed thousands and stole women and children and stole all of the wealth and land from the groups they invaded. Some of these men served as ruler a short time and some for a long time. But eventually they all came to an end and their deeds (both good and bad) were written down.
Someday they will be called, just as we all will be called, to stand before Father God and His Son and give an account of how we lived our lives and all of the good and bad things in our lives will be exposed. The only way to escape the consequences of that day are to accept the sacrifice of God’s son, his sinless life he willingly gave in our place, and his shed blood offered to cover our sins so that Father God will forgive, and blot out our sin from the book.
“Then everyone who has faith in the Son of Man will have eternal life. God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die.
God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people.
He sent him to save them!
No one who has faith in God’s Son will be condemned.
But everyone who doesn’t have faith in him has already been condemned for not having faith in God’s only Son.
The light has come into the world, and people who do evil things
are judged guilty because they love the dark more than the light.
People who do evil hate the light and won’t come to the light,
because it clearly shows what they have done.
But everyone who lives by the truth will come to the light,
because they want others to know that God is really the one doing what they do.”
In the Law there are many commands, such as,
“Be faithful in marriage. Do not murder.
Do not steal. Do not want what belongs to others.”
But all of these are summed up in the command that says,
“Love others as much as you love yourself.”
The advice in the scriptures is clear.
Walk away from evil.
Walk away from evil deeds and people who are determined to do evil.
Believe in and trust Father God,
Believing he sent His Son for your salvation,
Ask for forgiveness of your sin,
Obey His command to love Father God with all your heart and love your neighbor as you love yourself,
Because this the only way to escape damnation, enter into heaven and spend eternity with Father God.
Be wise and be blessed!