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Ep.1052: Is it God’s Fault We Have Evil in This World?

Determining God’s accountability for evil, eternity and His creation

Is it God’s Fault We Have Evil in This World?

Theme Scripture: Isaiah 45:7

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Every Christian acknowledges the evil that permeates our world, though explaining its depth and purpose can be challenging. We always say it is a result of sin and Satan – and that’s true. The harder question most don’t ask or want to ask is whether or not God is responsible for evil. If He is the Almighty and far above all He created, then surely He must bear a generous amount of accountability for what we see around us. We believe God is powerful enough to stop it and chooses not to, so by definition He must own some blame for all that evil produces. As a Christian, (and this may be a surprise to some) I do believe that God is accountable for evil. However, if we are going down THAT road, then there are other roads of accountability justice requires we go down as well, because it would be unfair to only tell half the story!

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So, let’s get this straight.  I am unequivocally telling you that God IS accountable for the evil in this world – BUT – I am also saying that walking away from this message with that conclusion is utterly wrong!  Why?  Because you would be walking away with less than half the truth on the matter.  For those of us who want to condemn God, I am sure my previous statement of His accountability is exactly what you are looking for, as it verifies your own thoughts. For those of us who are looking for the whole story, this statement of accountability is merely an introduction that needs serious development.

To me, blaming God for the sorrow and death in this world is like blaming a dad for the misery of his teenage children.  The sulking and lashing out that comes from, “You never let us do anything” and “All the other dads are nice to their kids!” actually has a basis in truth!  I know this for a fact because I was that dad.  I also know that once those teenagers grew up, they not only appreciated the firm hand of guidance in their teen years, they now freely ask for input regarding the raising of their own kids.  My point is that God DOES have a plan and this present day of evil is the part that is like dealing with angry teenagers.  Don’t judge God until you see what His plan is and what His results will bring!

Check out our December 17, 2018 podcast, “Is it God’s Fault We Have Evil in This World?” to broaden these points.  We steer directly into the headwinds of the hard questions dealing with the unfairness of most people’s lives and the seeming silence of God as this world spins out of control.  We trace God’s plan, His justice and His coming mercy that involves every human life ever lived.  What we find is not only sensible, it is powerful as well.  God really does have this in hand and seeing how can change the way we see everything!

 

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  1. No God is not responsible for evil in this world the evil tbougths and works of men lives after them Jehovah promise the world and people in this world his thougths to ,plans towards us are Goòd not evil . Also God said what the enemy plan for evil he will work turn around for our benefit ,good ..Remember the story of Job

  2. Good morning god did not responsible for evil in the world today because remembered that he come to save us to clean us up from our sin sin that was not his own he is a spotless lamb so he not responsible

    1. It is pretty amazing to think that God had His plan in place long before sin touched humanity. Revelation 13:8 speaks of “the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” God knew that if He gave his spirit and earthly creations free will, they would, unfortunately, choose sin. He already planned for the sacrifice of His son, Jesus, on our behalf. 1 Corinthians 15:22: “For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” – Lord bless, Christian Questions

  3. Ok first of all it is not GOD’s fault that we have evil. GODis perfect and faultless/blameless/sinless.
    If u were boiling sum water n told your child not to go in the kitchen or near the stove/kettle and he disobeyed you n went n interfered with the how water and got burnt , who’s fault is it ?

  4. More questions than answers yet he says when many are falling beside you call on the lord

    1. Thank you for writing – we aren’t sure what you are saying, so kindly restate if you can. Hopefully you have had a chance to listen to this podcast. Be sure to click on the CQ Rewind Show Notes button to get all of the Scriptures quoted during the episode plus much of the conversation. – Christian Questions

  5. The only. Evil one GOD of power true love CREATED IS TO GIVE. ETERNAL LIFE TO THIS DEAD ALMIGHTY GOD SEED OF CREATION, AS THE DRAGON,THE CUNNING BEAST, THE OLD SERPENT SEED OF THE DEVIL AND LUCIFIER. FOR ALL THEY DO IS TO MURDER ANYTHING AND ANYONE TO GAIN POWER. SO Why GOD JESUS gave LIFE to them, that brought SIN in heaven but was THROWN out by GOD JESUS….

    1. Thank you for writing, Jorge! It sounds like you are asking, why even create Lucifer if God knew he would tempt Eve? God allowed Satan to do what he did because He wanted humans and spirit beings to have the freedom to choose their behavior, also known as free will. He didn’t want to create robots that had no choice except to obey Him. God wants intelligent and willing obedience, rather than pre-programmed service to Him. This means we (including Satan and the angels) have a choice in what we do.Lucifer (later named Satan) had free will to choose good, but he chose evil. He tempted Eve, who gave the fruit to Adam and then HE sinned too, causing a “chain reaction of sin” that affects all of us! God’s wisdom permitted Satan’s sin, even though it has resulted in temporary pain, sickness, and death. This permission of evil for a time is providing an everlasting learning experience that will never be forgotten.

      God is allowing us to experience the painful effects of what the sin of disobedience brought. However, it’s important to remember God promised a future earthly kingdom, in which everyone will be raised from the sleep of death and given an opportunity to live a righteous, everlasting life without sin. When everyone is raised from death and begins obeying the kingdom rules, they will gradually receive blessings better than they could ever imagine. Everyone will remember the powerful lesson that choosing sin produces terrible consequences that lead to death. Because they experienced first-hand the damaging effects of sin, we believe most people will choose to live good, righteous lives on a perfect earth. Revelation (21:4, NLT) says, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” So, why didn’t God stop Satan from tempting Eve? Because His plan was best for everyone to learn an everlasting lesson: sin and disobedience brings sadness and death, while obedience to God and His rules brings happiness and blessings. – Christian Questions

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