Why does evil exist? Saying God doesn’t exist because the world isn’t perfect is like saying doctors aren’t real because diseases still exist. It’s a fallen world. Everything inclines to the negative. Put one sick person in a room with healthy people and everyone will eventually get sick. Put one good apple in a basket with bad apples and none will turn good. It is what it is!
It’s so easy to blame God for all the evil things that happen in our world because He foreknew and did nothing about it. It is easier to blame God than to live with our own failures.
“Some people ruin themselves by their own stupid actions and then blame the LORD.” Proverbs 19:3 GNB
Why does evil exist? Evil doesn’t happen because God permits it. No thief needs permission to steal something that isn’t theirs. The enemy doesn’t ask for permission to kill, steal and destroy. He didn’t ask for permission to sow weeds among the tares.
He doesn’t need permission, he needs submission. Submission of the human tendency to lie, be greedy, lustful, slothful, envious, wrathful and proud.
It boils down to us. God has prevented more evil than it has ever occurred, but we’d never know or even believe. The little we could do is blame him for our mistakes and irresponsibilities, ironically.
“But I did find this: God created people to be virtuous, but they have each turned to follow their own downward path.” Eccl 7:29 NLT
If evil exists, it’s because WE have allowed it. God will always give us a choice. Where there is no love, there’s no choice. The human will is greater than the strongest evil. It’s about time we took responsibility for our own choices and actions and fought evil with good.
I love you