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If God is perfectly good (and He is)... and if God is all powerful (and He is), why doesn't God stop evil?

Why Doesn't God Stop All Evil?

God can stop and destroy all evil. And He will do so in the future. Why not now? The reason involves something you do not want to hear.

"For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." - Romans 3:23

So what? I've done a few things wrong. I've sinned.

"The wages of sin is death." - Romans 6:23

So what, we're all going to die. And that is true. We all die physically, but you need to know there is a second death.

“But, for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.” - Revelation 21:8

Some definitions related to Revelation 12:8:
--cowardly: those who were afraid to continue in the faith
--unbelieving: those who refuse to believe in Jesus Christ
--abominable: wholly caught up in wickedness
--murderers: those who murder, either physically or through hateful thoughts (Matthew 5:21-22)
--immoral: engaged in sexual sin
--sorcerers: includes drug users
--idolaters: anything that is more important than God
--liars: liars

Here is the answer to "so what?" -- Without Jesus Christ, all of the above types of people (everyone) end up in the lake of fire (evil destroyed), which is called the second death. This is an important truth. You are eternal. Your existence will continue forever. You will either be with God (life) or totally separated from God (second death). Which do you choose? The time is coming when God will destroy all evil. Are you going to chose Jesus... repenting (turning away from disobeying God) and trusting Jesus as having paid your penalty for sin (breaking God's laws) in full? Or are you going to reject Jesus?


More Information

Is God Responsible For Evil? (MacArthur Article)

Why Does God Allow Evil? (GotQuestions.org Article & Video)

How Can I Believe God is Good When There Is So Much Evil? (GotQuestions.org Article)

How God Restrains Evil in the World (MacArthur Sermon & Audio)

GETTING A RIDE
ON THE ROAD TO LIFE

Romans Road


You will exist forever. The question is, where? Disobeying God is the road to death, and we have all disobeyed God:

For all have sinned [disobeyed God] and fall short of the glory of God. - Romans 3:23

The consequence of sin is death. You will exist experiencing death forever.

For the wages of sin is death... - Romans 6:23a

But there is GOOD News! You can have life!

...but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23b

God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8

Instead of our experiencing death forever, Christ died in our place. Repent (turn away from disobeying God), believe this, trusting that Jesus truly did die in your place.

Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. - Romans 5:1