JUST LOVE . . . then . . .
HOW COULD GOD ALLOW EVIL ?
The " Problem of Evil " is that just as paradise was going so perfectly here creeps in evil to ruin everything ! Evil is still the greatest and the most horrific stumbling block for everybody .
No matter the situation evil messes everything up !
How come evil is the number one other distraction , major influence and other intent over anything else , what should be called goodness ?
God calls EVIL the 'destroyer ! '
The ' destroyer ' is number one predator in this world and preys on whatever is , what we call ' good ' in the guise of influencing something as exciting , devious and subversive , but in the end to cause some terrible harm . The very nature of evil is to mar beautiful and make it ugly and influence all to make evil the normal. Evil entices good people to do bad , and twists that what is supposed to be perfect to be very imperfect , flawed , blemished and broken for the only reason to make bad good and good bad .
What has occurred , is an ALTERNATE UNIVERSE totally against what life should be about . . . a peaceful co-inhabited planet that encourages all life to thrive and prosper harmoniously , using energies and resources for the common good and benefit , together .
Instead . there is an universal growing focus on getting all you can , and take all you can , while you can without any moral encumbrances , or thought of anybody else . Evil welcomes doom and gloom , the darkness , and death . It glories in self success regardless if it causes harm to self , or others , thus emphasizing very little value to life itself .
" If God is real , and God created everything , then why did He create evil ? " " Why did a personal , loving God , create a world in which evil exists and dominates ? "
" Why did God give man freedom to commit evil acts ? "
" Surely , an all-knowing God of love would not allow evil to exist in His world " , if there were really a God !
The response has to be , yes there is a God , and His very nature is goodness itself ! For us and all of the world just to exist is so marvelous on its own , How else can we feel and touch and enjoy our world around us if we didn't and it didn't exist ? Our very everyday interaction and encounter with all that is around us should cause us some awe and some sensibility to put value on this wonderful total life experience and limit our complaints !
So , how could a good God allow for the potential for evil ?
God could have created robots that do nothing more than forever repeat " I love you , I love you , I love you , I love you."
But the proof of God is that we are made with our ability to have an intense connection to a real heart and soul , and the capability of real love , a real relationship and experience them with the deepest emotion and feeling and expression of true compassion and caring ! Those are God built- in traits !
Love is not a choice , you see it is built- in , and the Bible says God desires a real love relationship with His children , TRULY HIS very HEART AND SOUL . . . you and me !
CREATION was God's plan to interact with you and me and for us to interact with Him . That's how God created you , me, and all things to naturally need God !
( GOD CREATED EVERYTHING WITH ALL OF HIS HEART , ALL OF HIS SOUL , ALL OF HIS MIND , ALL OF HIS MIGHT , ALL OF HIS LIFE , ALL OF HIS LOVE , WITH ALL OF HIS POWER, WITH ALL OF HIS ENERGY. . . WITH ALL THAT HE IS ) .
You can understand that we are like wonderful acorns that have fallen off the tree into the world. Our punishment is being kicked around , beat up and totally abused by such a harsh world . We feel like just another acorn on the ground ! Our pain and suffering is not understanding that we are more than just this hard exterior , we are of a real value on the inside . . . it is our real treasure ,our real worth !
We are made quite intimately of . . . all of God . Whether we know it or not ! God's plan of redemption is to open us up for a close and meaningful and valuable close relationship with Him . God has the greatest desire for that .
God will remove our hard shell so we can see who we really are !
He says from the mouth of infants and nursing babes , you will see my strength ( where God's heart and soul really is ! ) The life OF Himself , in us , He gives us , from our very beginning !
Love is not real unless we have the ability to value it , and God gave that to us . Not to love , not to feel, and not to experience the joy of true love is the real suffering and pain in this world
( Romans 5:12 ) .
One of God's attributes is omniscience
( knowing all things all the time ) .
God knew that in a world without a heart and soul , there would be much evil -- to choose not to love , is evil by definition ( evil is the blocking of God's love and power towards us ) .
However, because there is the capacity for real love that God provides to every man by Himself ( A REAL HEART AND SOUL - HIS ) evil can be very easily overcome .
An all loving , all powerful, all knowing God permits evil only for , in the end , it is overcomed and OVERWHELMED by TRUE LOVE . God made it that way !
The potential for love out weighs the existence and potential of evil, especially important is that evil can only exist for a time.
God says Evil is transient , temporary , only for a time , and then it is no more ! Evil serves the limited purpose of establishing real love relationships between creation and the Creator, and the final glorious determination , that God IS ALL AND ALL !
Evil will be done away with after its purpose is achieved. " And the world passes away , and the lust thereof : but he that does the will of God abides forever " ( I John 2:17 ) .
God's Righteousness prevails forever as a " CONSUMING FIRE " that prevents evil from ever existing again !
When we have sinned it means we can't "see " and don't " know " God . God's judgment has always been death and to remain outside of GOD LOVE FOREVER - But our loving Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment . Now for those who believe in Him ARE BORN BACK TO ALL OF THE FULLNESS OF GOD AGAIN .
Jesus , was born into this world to prove that God remains true . On earth Jesus lived a life NEVER WITHOUT THE FULLNESS OF GOD . He was the spotless lamb,who came as the perfect sacrifice, once for all, for all time taking the punishment that sin deserves .
Jesus suffered , died and was buried in death, but conquered the affects of judgement by rising from the dead ( eternal judgement was conquered by the perfect sacrifice , being greater than the punishment itself ) .
God declares that if we turn to Him, He is faithful and true to cleanse us from all unrighteousness , so we can truly "see " and " know " Him !
That is , what it is , to believe and truly trust in God . God does it all for us by filling us with " the POWER FROM ON HIGH " we are filled WITH THE FULLNESS OF GOD . . . our own heart declares , "Jesus is Lord . "
We are saved from judgment and are counted righteous through what Jesus has done for us and now we can spend eternity with God .
Colossians 1 9 For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of His will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, 10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge and love of God,
11 being strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, 12 and giving joyful thanks to the Father, Who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light.[ NOT DARKNESS -NOT HELL ] 13 For He has rescued us [ALL] from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. [by Christ alone not by what we do. . .or don’t do !!!!!]
The Supremacy of the Son of God
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in Him all things were created: things in heaven
and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and
17 He is before all things, and in Him all thing
s hold together.
18 and He is the head of the body, the BELOVED [ ALL THAT IS HIS]; He is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything He might have the supremacy.19 For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell
20 and through Him to reconcile to Himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making
peace [TO ALL ] through His blood, shed on the cross.