How is the Gospel the answer to the issue of evil? How can God allow a little girl be raped and killed by age four? This question has haunted me. how can God do this and be all powerful, how is this the best way??? There are fifty good answers, but none of them satisfy. “this is the best way,” “this brings the most glory to God,” “it’s man’s failure,” and of all of these you can look at that poor girl who never got a chance, and still say, “why oh God, would you do this?” Even hearing that God loves you is dulled because you think about that girl.

Evil cannot be excused. Evil is SO horrific, and God uses it to bring him glory, how can that be? I’m going to ask you a question. Is God evident in evil? We say “how can God make this happen?” And you NEVER thought that we where made in his image, in such a way that we can create something. How can God Make evil? He can not. I believe we were made in such a way that we have the ability to create. But i believe, we as sinful people created one thing, that thing being evil. How could God let us do this? He made us like him!!! Like him means FREEDOM, like him means the ability to make, like him means complex. but the thing is, what we created and what we continually make is more evil and more rebellion. This deserves death. And we claimed death by our own choice.

We look back at that girl. We see death and hate it. We learned this hate from God, as he hates that same death. So God acts first to fix it. We made and broke, he made and we broke, and he hated the brokenness that we made and said,” I promise to fix your brokenness.” Fixing is much harder than braking. So he came down in flesh and worked until he was perfect for the impossible task of fixing. He fixed it and said,” it’s finished.” He breathed his last breath, declared his perfection after our imperfection. Since Jesus was never created, he could not be held by a created thing. The death that we have made. He Came back to life to show that we can do the same. By his wounds we are heal. He made life and we made death and he made life once again. He pleaded, come a take what i have paid for, and many still say, “I make Death.” That is why Evil is still present, because we still choose death over life. Jesus pleas to us to bring his life to that girl who only knew death. So you reader… take the life that was made for us, and bring it to others. This is the solution to the evil we created. Choose life so that we might all live.

Why did God let us make evil? Because he gave us a choice when he said we are in his image. But in the least, he has provided the solution for our problem, our failure. And for that, i say, “God is Good.”


One thought on “Evil-Gospel

  1. Great Commentary – very thought provoking. The freedom of our own will to choose death or life
    is an awesome power of choice. Sometimes, as a Christian, I find myself wanting to get the gospel
    out to people so hard, that I have to reign my will in… and remember… Jesus knows exactly who is coming to the eternal party; and it is the Holy Spirit that draws individuals to that life.

    The Lord does this so beautifully, for those individuals who are coming, And For Me.
    So that I could never boast that I “got someone saved”. That would be a form of spiritual pride,
    and a rather subtle form of death. This doesn’t lead me to passively do nothing, but to be
    encouraged because my Lord is working things out through me (and in me).
    Getting the Gospel out there is no longer such a daunting task, but an easy one, because Jesus
    is in the driver’s seat. I only need to respond when the Spirit tells me to step out and speak to a stranger, or give to a ministry that’s working in a location where I’m not at, (etc.).

    Walking with the Lord is not exactly a “cake walk” all the time & I can screw-up pretty good,
    but when I’m loving my brothers as I should, “the lights ARE on, and someone IS home”.
    With so much evil & death going on in the world, the Love Of Jesus is unspeakably attractive.


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