Why does Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Why does God allow evil? God Punish me? These are all questions we have either heard or thought ourselves. So why God?
To answer why does God allow bad things to happen to good people. When he created us God made us without shame Genesis 2 25 Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame. But because of the decisions that Adam and Eve made Genesis 3 6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. God had given Adam and Eve free choice1 and with this newly gained knowledge human beings made horrible choices that angered God. Genesis 6 5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.” God still loved humans and found one person that still followed and was loyal to him his name was Noah. Genesis 6 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the Lord. 9 This is the account of Noah and his family. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked faithfully with God. The times that we live in now are becoming like the time of Noah and the time of Lot. Lot lived in Sodom and Gomorrah these towns were destroyed because of their evilness: Jude 1 7 In a similar way, Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality and perversion. They serve as an example of those who suffer the punishment of eternal fire. Right now we are making bad decisions we have lost our respect and reverence for God. But always remember none of us are perfect, if we were our name would be different and we would not be here! Romans 3 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God God sent Jesus to save us from ourselves. Jesus was the only person who was perfect, Jesus did not sin he was perfect! Hebrews 4 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. So to answer the question yes there are good people but none of us are perfect and with out sin.
- God gives us the choice Revelations 3 20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. However the evil that is in this world fights back trying to take this awesome choice God has given us. The devil puts it best Matthew 4 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” If you want what is in this world it is like bowing down and serving the devil.
Why does God allow evil?
- Romans 3 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Yes there are good people here on earth but we all have done bad things. Sin is Sin, so to ask that question we assume that the “good” person is perfect. There is only one who did not sin, and he is our savior Jesus Christ.
- Jeremiah 17 9 The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? 10 “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.” When we do not accept Jesus Christ we will be judged for all the bad we do. Essentially Jesus is like the best lawyer you could ask for when he represents us we win. When Satan represents us we lose. When you decide to follow Jesus Satan will attack you in whatever matter it takes to make you question what is right. He will make you feel like bad decisions are good decisions and the good decisions are wrong. Matthew 4 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Why does God punish me?
- Never forget God does not punish those who believe in the sacrifice that he did for you. Romans 8 1Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,