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IF GOD EXIST. WHY IS THERE SO MUCH SUFFERING IN THE WORLD?



Many people lose their faith and belief in God because of all the evil in the world. Not understanding that those malevolent people are influenced by a demonic spirit and not the Holy Spirit. The dichotomy of good and evil, light and darkness; love and hate can co-exist in our world!


Satan that old serpent delights in chaos and every evil thing. He rejoices, when we're disobedient to God. He knows very well that sin will wreak havoc on mankind. The evil that you see, is due to man being separated from the spirit of God. The constant battle between good and evil; light and darkness.


When God created mankind on the sixth day in his image, He gave both male and female dominion over the earth.


“God blessed them and said to them. Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the bird of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground,” (Genesis 1:28).


The breath God breathe into Adam was the breath of God, resulting in a being with a soul. Adam was created spiritually alive. He enjoyed a relationship with God but when he sinned that relationship was broken. To be separated from God is spiritual death. Physical death is the separation of the soul from the body.


"Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, Did God really say, you must not eat from any tree in the garden? The woman said to the serpent, we may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, you must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden and you must not touch it, or you will die. You will not surely die, the serpent said to the woman. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil,” (Genesis 3:4).


God never intended for mankind to know evil; He created mankind in his own image they were surrounded by goodness. He gave them everything that they needed to live a fulfilling life. Before the fall, Adam and Eve didn’t know evil in the sense of participating in it. The sin was not in Adam and Eve attaining knowledge but in rejecting God’s will in favor of their own.


“For the wage of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord,” (Romans 6:23).


Satan knew that mankind was given dominion over the earth and that sin could only enter the earth through our own disobedience. So, he, cunningly deceived the woman and made her question the commands of God. God had already told Adam not to eat from this tree. Adam knew that doing so was wrong, he knew the consequences, but he still decided to eat of the tree God commanded him not to eat of. When they ate, they were not simply aware of evil; they experienced evil, to the extent that they became evil sinners by nature.


God gives life to all things but the life that God gave mankind is different from that of animals. Animals have purely a physical life; humans have both a physical and spiritual element. We can be alive physically but separated from God spiritually. Adam and Eve’s sin immediately separated them from God (the spirit of God). Shortly after, they hid themselves from God, the internal separation manifest itself externally. Spiritual death has implications both before and after physical death.


This is how sin entered the earth, all the evil you see in our world is the result of human beings’ sinful nature. Our very own transgressions. Our refusal to obey the commandments of God….


We can see the consequences sin can bring in the very first offspring of Adam and Eve. Their first son, Cain became jealous of his brother Abel and killed him.


“So, Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. Then the Lord said to Cain, why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it. Now Cain said to his brother Abel, Let's go out to the field. And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother Abel and killed him,” (Genesis 4:5-8).


We can see vividly in this text the battle that mankind faces constantly due to our sinful nature, our corruptible flesh. This is why it's so important to stay in right fellowship with God. Paul one of the greatest apostles struggled with this constant battle between good and evil, right and wrong.


"For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So, I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death?  Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord!” (Romans 7:19-25).


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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life,"(John 3:16).


There is a God in heaven who cares about the sufferings of mankind!


He gave, His only begotten son, so that whoever believes on him would be given everlasting life. He has given man dominion over the earth. He has placed solutions in earthen vessels(mankind) to bring his kingdom to earth. Through our belief and faith in Jesus Christ, we can and will see heaven touch earth. The fruits of the spirit of God are joy, peace, kindness, patience, gentleness, generosity and self- control.  


“Again, the gift of God is not like the result of the one man’s sin; The judgment followed one sin and brought condemnation, but the gift followed many trespasses and brought justification. For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one-man Jesus Christ. Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men,” (Romans 5:16-18).


Jesus was sent and wrapped in human flesh. As the second Adam, so man could be reconciled back to God. Because the wage of sin is death. Jesus was sentenced to death; He was the unblemished sacrifice who made atonement for our trespasses against God.


"For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many," (Mark 10:45).


Jesus taught that the remedy for death was a spiritual rebirth through faith in him.


“Jesus replied, very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. Surely, they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born! Jesus answered, very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit,” (John 3:3-5).


Rebirth is essentially reconnection to the source of life. Connection/reconciliation back to God. He is the vine; we are the branches. Without being connected to him, we have no life in us, but when we have Jesus, we have real life.


For example, when you see a flower growing in your garden, you know it is alive because it is connected to the stem and the roots. It’s receiving its nourishment from the ground. When you separate it from its life source it may still have the appearance of life and can maintain that appearance for several days, depending on the conditions. Regardless of the care it’s given, it has already begun the process of dying.


The same is true for mankind, whom are created in the image of God. Our physical bodies are simply vessels that can operate in the physical world. But if we are disconnected spiritually from our source God, we have an appearance of life. But spiritually we are dead. The process of decay has already begun.

For those who refuse to accept God’s salvation, physical death and spiritual death culminate in the second death.


When we accept salvation through Christ we are born again. Those old sinful desires that old nature is washed away. That doesn’t negate the sanctification process and the renewing of everything in a man’s life. A renewing of the mind must take place, this renewal happens by the reading of the word of God. Refreshing one’s self by feasting on the word of God.


"Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me," (John 14:6).

 

 

 

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