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Why Does God Allow Evil?

Why Does God Allow Evil?

Posted by Gabe Vaughan, Director of Social Media and Design on 24th Apr 2018

This is a difficult thing for most people to understand and accept. 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 BF/GF Husband/Wife had no choice to love you, would you feel the same about him/her? God could have made us like robots without the ability to make choices but we’d be forced to do things and that wouldn’t be 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 our greatest curse.Why? Because we can choose to do right or choose to do wrong. This choice introduced risk for God.He accepts the risk, so that you, me, and God can experience true love.He loved us too much to condemn us to a life without the possibility of love.


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 that is so limited. Many times I have asked myself “why this” or “why that” when it makes no sense. But if you trust the Lord you have to trust that this life is temporary and just a blip comparison to all of eternity. "For now we see only areflection 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." - 1 Corinthians 13:12


Yes, evil exists by design.For without freedom to choose between good and evil, love does not exist.It is a necessary evil.God loves us so much that He accepts the risk of rejection so that we might experience love.He loves you that much.