If God is so All Powerful Why does He let the Terrible Things Happen?
This is the number one question that people ask about God. It’s a great question. How can we possibly worship a God that allows the terrible disasters that happen in the world around us daily? Why is the havoc caused in young lives by drugs and immorality allowed to continue?
The profound answer is cosmic in scale. The Bible tells us in Revelation 12:7-9 that one of the highest angels in heaven wanted more status and more power. He had told the other angels that if he was in charge their life would be better with less rules. He accused God of being a tyrant. A third of all the millions of angels believed Lucifer.
What was God to do? If he squashed Lucifer and the rebellion, the other angels would be left with a lingering doubt as to whether the accusations might have been true. God cast the rebels out of heaven to earth. With an aching heart God has had to watch as the seeds of sin bear their bitter fruit.
Satan managed to tempt Eve and Adam into sin and corruption has been in this world ever since. God sent His only Son Jesus to show in human form a sinless life in selfless love and He took on all of our sins and was crucified to atone for those sins. That means if we accept the love of Jesus and repent of our sins and follow His way in love and kindness we may be resurrected to live with Him forever. 1 John chapter four tells us twice that God is love.
Love is both the fuel for the journey and the destination.
The God of love wants people in heaven with Him who love Him whom He can trust. If there was no opportunity for people to do bad things He would not know who truly loved Him, nor whom He could trust. This battle between good and evil continues around us and in our minds. In fact the battle is for our brain, the war is for our will.
When God made humanity he created us with holes in our hearts that may only be filled with the divine love of Jesus Christ. This is why people love movies where the good guys win. People try vainly to fill the void in their hearts in all manner of ways, buying things, making money, drugs, overseas trips, food, relationships, sports, entertainment. We have this propensity to self-centeredness partly because we don’t understand how this ache in our heart may truly be filled. How we deal with that propensity will determine our destiny.
The war that began in heaven long ago (Rev 12: 7) called the great controversy is continuing around us and in our lives every day and night. The suffering and pain in this world is caused by Satan and his angels called demons who want you to believe God causes the suffering. The complete answer to that number one question, “Why does God allow the suffering to continue?” we may only fully be able understand in heaven.
The enemy of soul’s mantra is “do what thou wilt” as opposed to “thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven”. Self-centeredness v’s Christ centeredness. When there are 144 000 alive who are overcoming sin through Jesus Christ, then He will return to take His people home to heaven.
God will have been vindicated in the Great Controversy and sin and suffering will be eliminated from the universe.
God’s Matrix for your Salvation is a manual that outlines the way you may be a part of God’s glorious cause to eliminate sin and pain from this universe now.