How can a God of love allow all this evil and suffering to exist? My wife’s question is that when my parents physically abused me, I prayed for help and God did nothing, why?

To answer the first question, we must divide the question into two parts. We need to understand how the spiritual domains operate and also answer the question why are we here? To do this, we have to go back to the beginning when God first made Adam and put him in the Garden of Eden with his wife Eve.

At that time, God gave dominion of the earth to Adam and Eve. We can see this in Genesis 1:28, Then God blessed them, and God said to them: “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; rule the fish of the sea, the birds of the sky, and over all living beings that move. on the earth.

Clearly at this time we can see that man has dominion over the earth and all its living beings. God has also told Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. We can read this law in Genesis 2:17, but you will not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, because the day you eat from it, you will certainly die. “

Genesis 3: 4-6, Then the serpent said to the woman: You will certainly not die; because God knows that the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. . “When the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, that it was pleasant to the eyes and a tree desirable to make wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave it to her husband who was with her, and he ate.

The spiritual law concerning dominion says that if you disobey God and follow the instructions of another entity, you will be subordinate to the other entity. We can see this law explained in Romans 6:16: Do you not know that of whom you present yourselves slaves to obey him, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin that leads to death, or of obedience that leads to justice. ?

In the Garden of Eden, I’m sure Satan didn’t bother to mention to Eve that if she ate the fruit, she would be handing over dominion of the earth to Satan. But that is exactly what happened. Before Jesus came on the scene, Satan ruled the earth, including man and all animals. Jesus called Satan “the ruler of this world.” We can see this in John 12:31, Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be expelled.

When Satan offered the kingdoms of the earth to Jesus, if Jesus fell down and worshiped Satan, Jesus did not argue with Satan over ownership of the earth. We see this in Matthew 4: 8-9, Once again the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him: “All these things I will give you if you prostrate and adore me.”

Notice that Satan was trying to make Jesus follow Satan’s will just as Satan did with Eve when Eve ate the fruit. Satan was trying to maintain dominion over the earth by trying to make Jesus subservient to Satan’s will.

When Satan entered Judas and Judas then handed Jesus over to the religious leaders to be crucified, Satan did not realize at the time that Jesus, being an innocent and sinless man, was about to regain dominion over the earth. . We can see this in John 14:30, I will not talk much with you anymore, because the ruler of this world comes and has nothing in me.

I believe that after Jesus died on the cross, he went down to hell to preach to the captives as the Bible says, but I also believe that Jesus went down there to let the demons know that they no longer have dominion over the earth or over the people of the world. world. land without the permission of the people.

The only way that the forces of evil can have dominion over any human being today is only with the permission of the human being, either by directly inviting Satan or his demons into their life or what humans do not realize is that permission can also be given to any evil. force by the law of dominion. This is how it works, if you are doing something contrary to the laws of God or man, you are giving permission to the forces of evil. This includes hatred, envy, murder, lying, stealing, cheating, excessive consumption of alcohol or drugs, spiritual tables, anything that is illegal or that hurts God or man.

When we deliberately choose to do wrong or are doing wrong without even realizing it, we are giving Satan and his demonic forces permission to manipulate the circumstances in our lives. When this happens, nothing good will come of this.

Currently, humanity is in the midst of a dominance change. Satan no longer has dominion over mankind except the dominion that Satan deceives mankind into believing he has. Jesus because of the cross now has dominion over the earth and all its contents. Humanity is currently awaiting the return of Jesus to claim their possession of the land that Jesus must arrive at any moment. We can see this in Romans 6:14. For sin will not rule over you, because you are not under law, but under grace.

When the land changes possession, there will be a big change in the way things are currently. We can see this in Revelation 21: 4, “And God will wipe every tear from their eyes; there will be no more death, no pain, no more crying. There will be no more pain, because the former things have passed away.” As you can see clearly, God has not yet He is the king of the earth.

When people asked how God could allow evil to happen, we know that when God regains dominion over the earth, evil will quickly be dealt with.

The next part of the question is what is the purpose of man here on earth? Why are we here? The Bible clearly says from the beginning of the book that humanity is here on earth to learn the lessons of good and evil. Adam and Eve chose from the beginning of time to learn these lessons when they chose to eat the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and after all these thousands of years, the offspring of Adam and Eve still stumble upon these same lessons from the good. and evil.

I know it sounds redundant, but man cannot learn the lessons of good unless good exists on the planet and at the same time man cannot learn the lessons of evil unless evil exists on the planet. Let’s take another look at the questions.

Why does God allow evil and suffering to exist on this planet? ANSWER: Because that is the direction humanity chose to take for itself in its quest to become like God. Look again at the line that Satan gave Eve to eat the fruit. We read this in Genesis 3: 5, because God knows that the day you eat it, your eyes will be opened and you will be like God, knowing good and evil “.

To answer my wife’s question about why God did not answer her prayer to help her with her abusive parents. ANSWER, Evil exists as part of the lessons we are here to learn. Sometimes when God answers prayers, we look the other way and don’t even recognize when God is at work. I am not trying to belittle the trauma my wife went through. What I’m saying is that when my wife was seventeen she signed up to be an exchange student. At seventeen, my wife was going to high school in Boston and then to Boston University. He never returned to Japan, except for brief visits to his parents’ home in Tokyo. That to me is God answering prayer. For my wife, it was not answered soon enough.

In this life I have noticed that it is very difficult to see ourselves as others see us. When, during our daily routine, we spend the day in a bad mood, complaining, hating others or just having a bad attitude, we are inviting evil spirits to invade our thoughts and influence our decisions and, in the process, make us the people around us feel miserable.

My late mother always used to say “the more I complain, the worse it gets.” She never realized that the two are related. When she complained, the complaints put her in a negative mindset that progressively worsened her day (and she endured it). In that kind of negative mindset, his mind couldn’t see the good, he only focused his mind on the bad. She didn’t know that she was the problem. She was indirectly giving evil forces permission to invade her thought processes.

Jesus said never pay evil with evil, but we must overcome evil with good. The Bible rightly says that we should count our blessings. Counting our blessings each morning will help us keep our minds in a positive frame of mind throughout the day. Starting each day with a sincere conversation with God will also keep your thoughts in a positive mindset.

In conclusion, because we were born here on the planet of Satan, therefore, we belong to Satan. If we do nothing to accept the salvation plan of Jesus Christ, Satan is already getting what he wants, for the most part he will leave us alone during our lifetime. Satan knows that when we die we already belong to him if we have rejected God’s plan of salvation for us.

However, if we are contemplating Christ’s offer of salvation, that is when Satan will attack us. Once we accept Christ, it is at that moment that Christ will open our spiritual eyes and place His hedge around us to protect us from the attacks of the Devil. We can see this in 2 Corinthians 3: 14-16, “But their minds were blinded. For to this day, the same veil remains unlifted in the Old Testament reading, because the veil has been taken away in Christ. The day in which Moses is read, a veil covers his heart. However, when one turns to the Lord, the veil is removed. ” We also see this in 2 Corinthians 4: 3, “But although our gospel is covered with a veil, for those who perish it is covered.”

To avoid falling prey to Satan and his devices, it would be wise to know the ways in which Satan and his demons operate in our lives and also to draw closer to God through prayer and reading the Bible every day.

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