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Why Does God Allow Evil?

Posted by Kenny Vaughan on 20th Jul 2020

This is a difficult question for most people. And I would guess it is a big reason many people choose not to believe.

The simplest way to look at this question is to examine God’s nature and his desire for mankind. God loves us and wants us to love him back.

If your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife had no choice about loving you, would you feel the same about him or her?

God could have made us like robots without the ability to make choices but we’d be forced to do things that wouldn’t be out of real love

Love is a choice. And if you have a choice, you have to be able to choose not to love, and that in itself is the nature of evil.

Evil is choosing not to love. So, when God gave us the freedom to choose, he gave us not only our greatest blessing, but he also gave us the ability to choose the curse of not loving.

The reason there’s evil in the world is not because of God, but because God gave us the freedom to choose.

The good news is that love outweighs the existence of evil. All of the suffering and death that we see in the world today are the result of man making the wrong choices.

Evil is going to exist in the world for some time but love will never go away.

God could have taken our freedom, but he didn’t. He gave us all the freedom to make our own choices.

Our default is to see the world through our own wisdom, which is so limited.

But if you trust the Lord, you have to trust that this life is temporary and just a blip in eternity.

On this earth, we are not meant to understand everything; but, for those who love him and trust him, God will reveal everything in eternity.

1 Corinthians 13:12

"For now, we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known."