God and Evil

Bill Hitchcock August 13, 2015 2
God and Evil

When we think of evil and bad we think of the devil. When we think of good things we think of God. But in so doing we actually lower the status and stature of our Lord and Father.

There is no plurality. We don’t have a two party system where Satan is in charge of all things bad and God is in charge of all things good. We have one God who is above all and who created all.

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.” (Colossians 1:16-17)

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It short, it is God and everything else in subjection to Him. God is supreme. There is no plurality, just singularity in our Lord. God is in charge of everything.

So where do bad things come? God can and will create an adverse situation. But this is only in response to man’s evil, sin and iniquity. God does not punish righteousness nor the righteous.

“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.” (Isaiah 45:7)

“Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind.” (Job 12:9-10)

“Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?” (Amos 3:6)

“Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not? Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?” (Lamentations 3:37-38)

Anything that is not of righteousness is of sin. It is rebellion and is an affront to God. Unrighteousness in the natural world causes retribution in the supernatural. There is a price to be paid for all sin and evil done in the world.

Righteousness is the way of the supernatural. Anything that is not righteous is unrighteous and will be punished.

We must remember, we are children of God. We are not our own.

“Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.” (Ezekiel 18:4)

Man is unrighteous, sold under sin. Because of Adam, man’s destiny is woe, misery, destruction and death. This is the environment of the natural world. But God sent His only son Jesus Christ to be the atonement and Savior to all of those who believe on Him.

“But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die. All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live. Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord God: and not that he should return from his ways, and live?” (Ezekiel 18:21-23)

Jesus said he was the way, the truth and the life. God asks Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die and not that he should return from his ways, and live?

No salvation happens without Jesus. Christ gave His life so we could live. This was by design by God and Jesus. The price for each of our sins has been paid for if we so choose. Won’t you turn and live?

Bill Hitchcock

Refining Truth

God and Evil


2 Comments »

  1. Mike Jackson August 17, 2015 at 11:23 AM - Reply

    I noticed the only New Testament reference you used was one about obeying authority because God placed these things into power. Explain to me, if you can, how you figure that we are still paying Adam’s debt if Jesus gave his life to forgive ALL man’s sin’s. I disagree, and I will show you why. What Jesus, and the New Testament, tells us is that evil has free reign over the world. God’s people are not being punished by God for Adam’s sin, nor are they being punished for their sins. These debts were paid in blood. They are being persecuted by the evil forces that run rampant in the world until the return of Jesus. All the things of the world belong to the doomed, except for His people,
    who have the same deal Job got. Remember what God told the devil in the Book of
    Job? “Do as you will, but do not take his life.” This free reign is God’s
    way of testing us without actually doing the afflicting. Why would God willingly cause harm to the people He loves? We will face a judgment in the end, but only to decide our eternal fate. I see this same mistake made over and over again, but this is the same flawed thinking that Job’s friends had. “If God is punishing you, you must have done something wrong. Admit you’re guilty, and God may forgive you.” I understand you are educated in religion, and you may already be assuming that I don’t know, but my education comes directly from above. I am the child who will lead. This may sound egotistical, but it is exactly what He said to say. I pray you take another look at this and see that if you mislead God’s people you will pay a very high price. And you will bring many others with you. Thank you for your time. May God open your eyes and help you see the the true light.

  2. Bill Hitchcock
    Bill Hitchcock August 17, 2015 at 3:59 PM - Reply

    “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

    “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:22)

    We will have troubles in this life.

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