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Monday, September 9, 2013

What is this Evil?

The presence of evil is actually the best manner of witnessing God’s goodness.
For the very survival of humans, God’s justice, mercy, grace, love and patience, MUST be clearly displayed to humans:
(a) So they will know that they should repent of their rebellion and
(b) To show them that they have a place to turn to for rescue from their rebellion.

Because of Evil:
- All humans will know God’s Justice because they know in their hearts that rebellion against God is wrong. Those who continue in their rebellion will die spiritually and eternally.

- All humans are born into a state of rebellion, it is only God’s Grace that will ensure that some humans get what they don’t deserve (life in eternal paradise) while God’s Mercy will ensure that those same humans don’t get what they do deserve (eternal separation from God).

- All humans will know God’s Patience because He persists in blessing those who continue in evil, until all those who are going to receive God’s merciful salvation have turned from their rebellion. Romans 9:22,23

- All humans will know God’s Love in that God, in the form of His Son Jesus, will forgive evil by taking His own punishment. He will suffer His own wrath for the horrible act of continued rebellion against Creator God. A Creator who is perfectly pure, holy, righteous, just, merciful, slow to anger, filled with great patience, filled with grace and abounding in Love.

God will rescue those who are not looking for Him, love those who hate Him, and make peace with those who are His enemies. 2nd Samuel 7:18; Isaiah 65:1; Romans 10:20

The rebellious cannot complain because they are in fact guilty of rebellion. Genesis 3:22; Psalm 14:3

The saved cannot boast because they have done nothing to deserve salvation. Romans 3:27,28
Only God possesses the Love and the Justice and the Power to restore to perfection what we have undone.
Rather than throwing away, that which is broken, God will one day restore to perfection, as part of His eternal plan the cosmos that He brought into existence at the command of His Word.
Because God is all loving, He WILL one day banish evil from His Creation.
Because God is all powerful, He CAN one day banish evil from His Creation.
Because God uses the evil that is present for the development of His people, He allows evil to temporarily exist.

Because of His enduring plan for righteousness, God CAN and WILL one day remove every trace of evil as well as those who love evil, from His Kingdom.

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