Why Does God Allow Bad Things To Happen?
Survey question is 'What question would an unbeliever ask relative to life and the Bible?'One response to the survey...
"If God is good and He exists then why does he allow so much bad in the world?"That's a super great question and I'm pretty certain that some believers in Christ also ask the same question.
First words that came to mind after reading the question were...
"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." -Jesus (John 3:16-17)The answer is that God allows bad in the world because bad people choose to do bad. They kill, destroy, hurt and much, much more. They do this everyday and it affects unbelievers and believers alike.
On the opposite side, there are people who choose to do good. They help, protect, give and much, much more. This they do everyday and it affects unbelievers and believers alike.
Both bad and good are allowed by God. Now, even though this is true, our Heavenly Father/God does not condone bad. As a matter of fact, He hates evil.
"Let none of you think evil in your heart against your neighbor; And do not love a false oath. For all these are things that I hate,’ Says the Lord.” -Zechariah 8:17 (NKJV)Since the beginning, God has given human kind the ability to choose and since the beginning human kind has made both bad and good choices.
Something to think about is that God did not create us as a robot such that He programs each of us to serve and love Him. See, His love for us allows us freedom. And indeed, everything is doable but not everything is beneficial. This stands for the believer.
"“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others." -1 Corinthians 10:23-24 (NIV)The one to blame for bad in the world is the individual who does the harm not God.
Bad people are going to do bad stuff because bad is in there nature. But, always remember that even that worst of the worst, the bad of the baddest all have opportunity to be saved "for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." -Jesus (John 3:16-17)
For the best inspiration on this topic, begin reading through the Bible and you will begin to notice God's exposition of the matter.
If you have any encouraging Words from the scripture, I encourage you to jot down in the comment section that we may all be encouraged.
Thank you Lord for Your Word - the Bible. Help us to understand it and to get to know You better.
In Jesus' name! Stay Strong!