Why Does God Let Bad Things Happen To Good People

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Why does God let bad things happen to good people? A question that will be asked until we meet our Father in heaven and get to ask Him directly. I think we need to unpack a few things in attempt to answer that question. First, where did evil come from and when did it begin? Has there always been evil in this world? Did God bring evil into this world or did we? To get a baseline for this question I think we need to establish “bad things” and where it derived from. Secondly, do we have freewill or are our destinies already written for us? Can we truly make a choice on our own, or is it all truly pointless and predestined. If we don’t have freewill then it would unfeignedly be God that allows these bad things to happen to us. If God granted us …show more content…
He created the heavens and the earth. He created the light and saw that the light was good, then He separated light from the darkness. Then God created separation between the heavens and the earth, He called the space “sky”. Then God let the waters flow together into one place so ground may appear. God saw this was good. God said let the land sprout with vegetation and it did and God saw that as good. God made two great lights in the sky, one to govern day and the other to govern night and God saw that as good. Then God created the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky. He created every sort of animal you could think of and He saw that was good. Then God created humans in His own imagine and gave us dominion over all He had created. On the sixth day God looked over all he had made and saw that it was very good! As we can see here good did exist in this world at one point in time. As God created all of these things He saw they were good, everything he placed on this earth was good. So what happened, how did evil come into this good …show more content…
Why would He play into our weakness and allow Satan to talk us into falling into sin. It boils down to free will. Free will is our ability to act in one’s own discretion. If God did not place the tree of life in that garden it would have been impossible for us to have free will. Without that tree could we ever truly love God? I don’t think so, we would have had no choice. In Deuteronomy 30: 19,20 God says “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that this choice by loving Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to Him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.” God says He has given us a choice to make a decision and He only hopes we love Him. In Ecclesiastes 9: 10 God says” Whatever you do, do well. For when you go to the grave, there will be no work or planning or knowledge or wisdom.” God says “whatever we do” so we have a decision, we need to make a decision on what we are doing in this life. Finally, in in Matthew 22: 37 Jesus stated, “You must love the Lord your God with all of your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.” What Jesus is stating here could not been done if we were not granted free will from God. We would just be robots on

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