In the recent events this past week I found myself asking “why” and how am I going to explain this to my 7 year old son. My first thought was to grab the Bible….. but where do I look for the answers. So I jumped online like most of us do and did “the google”.
God is not the author of tragedy or evil or death. You ask then where does it come from? The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit, together are a relationship of perfect love. Love being the highest value in the universe. When God created Adam and Eve he wanted us to experience love. However to give us the ability to love, God had to give us free will to decide whether to love or not to love, because love always involves a choice. But unfortunately, we humans have abused our free will by rejecting God and walking away from Him. Resulting in two kinds of evil into the world: moral and natural evil. So much of the world’s suffering results from the sinful action or inaction of ourselves and others. It’s unfair for someone to blame God for the existence of evil and suffering when we are the ones who make that choice. You can choose to buy a gun and shoot someone or you can choose to buy a loaf of bread and feed the hungry. It’s a choice you have to make. Just like we have to choose to be Christlike and show the world how God wants us to Love all, believers and non-believers. Jesus spread his teachings by walking with the unsaved, he choose to Love All and so should we.