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Why does God allow the evil?

 

This is a subject that will appeal to a lot of people. Many even come to the conclusion that there can't be a God, because of the injustice and evil in this imperfect world. In this chapter I will try ( after praying and with JEHWAH's help ) to give a Biblical answer to that burning question.

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The first reason

There are at least tree reasons for allowing the evil temporary

 

To get a good picture of the present situation, I want to go far back in time.

First JEHWAH God was alone. Then he created his firstborn, namely Jesjoewa ( Jesus ) ( like Colossians 1 verse 15 explains ), and millions of Angels ( Revelation 5 verse 11 - 200 million faithful Angels ). Afterwards came the material creation with 200 milliard ( Am. 200 billion ) stars in our star system the Milky Way, and then there are 200 milliard starsystems ( according to the latest estimates ). And also the Earth of course, with abundant plants, animals and eventually men.

However even Angels as people are created with a free will, they have the ability to make a free choice. They are even as God himself no robots. That's why JEHWAH decided to try the first people with a simple test on their loyalty. One tree was from God; the rest was for the people ( Genesis 2:16+17 ). Though JEHWAH God made everything very well, a lapsed Angel ( Satan, 2 Corinthians 11:14 ) ( Revelation 12:4+9 - eventually one third part of the Angels ) decided, even as the first people, not to look up towards JEHWAH, but to show contempt ( disrespect ).

JEHWAH could have killed them immediately, and create new people, but that wouldn't have answered the question if we need JEHWAH and his rules. Imagine that millions of Angels watched the scene. God wanted to give the situation time ( about 6.000 years ), to see who would serve him out of a free will. Also became clear what there would become from without JEHWAH, and got clear if we need JEHWAH and his rules or not. JEHWAH didn't take up the position of a murdering dictator. So got clear which Angels choose for God and which for Satan who riased the revolt. Also could the offspring of the first people ( even as we can ) make a free choise.

The story of the man that sowed good seed and the enemy that sowed tares among the wheat is here a good example of ( Matthew 13:24-30 and Matthew 13:36-43 ). The advice was: Let both grow together until the harvest and burn the tares then. So it will soon go with those who choose for the evil, they will be destroyed.

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The second reason

The second reason for the temporary allowing of the evil

we can find in the Bible book Job

 

First it's going good with Job, he is a God fearing and good person. But Satan say's that Job is only serving JEHWAH as long as it goes well with him. Satan even claims that the upright Job will curse JEHWAH if he is tried. "He will curse thee to thy face" feignst Satan ( Job 1:11 ).

God doesn't tried Job, but he gives Satan permission to provide an answer to the question if Job would stay loyal while being tried. Only may Satan do Job himself nothing. Satan goes until the extreme: Sabeans and Chaldeans stole his oxen, asses, camels and killed almost all his servants. One servant even mentions Job: "Fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell you." Also his children were killed by a great wind that collapsed the house were they where.

Job though didn't curse God ( Job 1:21 ).

But did Job have a perfect idea of God?

No, Job thought that the evil came from God ( Job 1:21 ). He said i.a.: "JEHWAH gave, and JEHWAH has taken away; blessed be the name of JEHWAH." With this he gave well an answer to the question if he only served JEHWAH as long as it did go good with him.

However embittered went Satan back to JEHWAH and feigned that Job would curse JEHWAH if he would be touched until inside his bone and inside his flesh. Once more JEHWAH gave Satan permission to get an answer to the question if Job would stay loyal when tried. Satan smote the unknowing Job with sore boils.

Job even got depressive ( Job 3:3+4 ). He says i.a.: ®Let the day perish where in I was born®.

Also sends Satan false friends towards Job. They say i.a.: ®Remember please, who ever perished, being innocent? Or where were the righteous ever cut off?" and "By the breath of God they perish® ( Job 4:7+9 ). They say things that people still claim about God if you talk with them. Like the claim that severe sickness would be a punishment of God, and that God would want people to be starved and killed. God wanted it that way, they claim.

The Bible learns:

... but time and chance happen to them all.

Ecclesiastes 9:11 b

The answer of Jesjoewa ( Jesus ):

®Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell,

and slew them,

think ye that they were sinners

above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

I tell you, Nay:

but, except ye repent,

ye shall all likewise perish.®

Luke 13:4+5

So reality is different. Sickness, starvation and death we owe to Satan, and the wrong choice of Adam and Eve. And also the present political powers, that prefer war and accusing God more than ease the misery. And also time and chance play a role.

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The third reason

There is a third reason why God is temporary allowing evil for yet a short time

 

If JEHWAH would have intervened thousands of years sooner, then Satan and the demons could have said that the people didn't have enough time to experiment with different forms of government. Also were the people technically not at the level that they could fight starvation, poverty and lots of diseases worldwide with ease.

We know that we are of God,

but the whole world lies the power of the lawless one.

1 John 5:19

But know this, that it is not the guilt of JEHWAH, and that it is hurting Him very much. He will ( very probably ) in 2019 or 2020 ( for the calculation see: Armageddon in 2019? ) end these repulsive situations ( DaniŽl 12, Matthew 24, 1Thessalonians 5:3, 2Timothy 3, Revelation 11:18 ). Additionally will He compensate his loyals in thousands for everything they do for him now.

 

Just like in the case of Job

that eventually turned out for the best,

but then into eternity.

Job 42:10-17

 

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