Why does God allow the innocent to suffer?
By Don Twobears
When God created man and woman, Adam and Eve, they were perfect in every way possible, as was Gods original plan. They didn’t know anything that was wrong, or disgusting, whatever word you may wish to use. They were given the entire planet by God to care for and God walked with them everyday. This is the exact spot where SIN had not entered into anything here on earth, it was absolutely perfect, according to Gods Perfect Will.
In the mean time, Lucifer had chosen to raise his throne, as an Angel, to that of Gods and higher, thus HE and his followers, disgraced themselves and were thrown out of Heaven. Thus the Hated of satan and his followers against God. This individual, satan and even his followers, DO NOT realize that they are like you and I, “Created by God”! If this does not make sense to you, please, reread that sentence. YOU and I, satan and his followers….are NOT the CREATOR…we are the “CREATED”. Once you have this clearly settled in your mind and heart, it will be easier to understand the rest of the story.
Using the exact same “thought” that satan had, for his throne being above Gods, He used that against Eve and deceived her into taking the Fruit of the “Tree of the Knowledge of good and evil”. Notice again the name of that tree and it’s fruit, now understand, satan told Eve that if she ate of it, “she would like God”. Remember why satan got thrown out of Heaven, here it is again! Adam and Eve were thrown out of the Garden of Eden, for their SIN…AGAINST God. This is the exact same thing that happened earlier to satan and his ilk…got it?! IT WAS A REPLAY!! Thus satan and his ilk committed the FIRST SIN ever and Adam and Eve Committed the second SIN ever, against God, thus their punishment. Having said this and You understanding it, we see how “Original SIN” came about. Since then we have been created by God with that Original SIN in us, from the beginning. Before Adam and Eve SINNED against God…there was NO DEATH!!! Oh my…could it be real?! It’s in the Bible!!
Understanding this situation, is PARAMOUNT for understanding, why we are in the situation we are today. The entire conclusion of that situation…is SIN! Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” What is there NOT to understand here?! It tells us how we are sentenced to death for our SIN…yet we have a choice to accept the Gift of Jesus Christ…and have Eternal Life! Two different avenues and two different endings and guess what?? YOU get to choose which one you want! TWO ROADS AND TWO ENDINGS, that’s all there is!
Now we come to the place where we talk about “Why does God allow the innocent to suffer”?!
Men and Women live and survive each and everyday, until they grow old an die, right? Children have diseases and die, adults have diseases and die…some where along the way, WE HUMANS have scared the bejebbers out of ourselves, that DEATH is bad!! WRONG!! It is simply a change. From Mortal to immortal, from corruption to incorruptible! That’s all it is. Even the non-believers will have an incorruptible body, the reason why the lake of fire will be so bad…for so long a period of time Eternity!
A child has a terminal disease, they are going to die soon, who is at fault? NOT God! Humans asked for the “Knowledge of Good and Evil” remember, to be like God, remember? WE humans committed that SIN and we humans, whether young or old, will suffer death…because of that SIN. WE Humans asked for this, we sought it out, we chose it in our hearts, we chose SIN above Righteousness! It is the Original SIN…of wanting to be LIKE GOD…instead of being who we are the “CREATED”. Now you have your answer in a Nut-Shell…although it is all found in the Bible, Gods Holy Word to YOU and I.
Is there some way to fix this situation? Not really, because of this innate Original SIN that we possess! It is for you and I to understand this situation in it’s fullness. If we decide not to understand it, you are then left with the QUESTIONS that you are experiencing right now. “Yeah…but God could simply think the disease away and keep us happy!” you might be thinking. Of what good would that be for you and the rest of everyone still running around here on earth, what would we have learned, in what ways would we be different?
Let’s be serious here, the Bible has been around for better than 3000 years and how many use it today? It is fitting to be able to see the answer is FEW! We have NOT stayed the same, in our SIN, we have progressed and added to it, from the Original SIN. We are better at committing SIN today than ever before, or do you not understand the reason for Noah’s Ark and the Flood, or of Sodom and Gomorrah?! All that is necessary to know that answer, is to simply look all around you and ask yourself, How bad is our SIN today? And so now, you want to know why death is at the level it is, why does God take the Children…”Suffer not the little children to come unto me” (Paraphrasing is mine). If I know my Bible, you now have the answers to your questions, the problem is, how does this sit with you now, does it make any sense to you?? YOU AND I…OUR SIN…HAS BROUGHT THIS ON US!
God is NO respecter of persons! In Gods eyes, I am no more worthy of Salvation or Eternal Damnation …than YOU are! Or haven’t you figured that out yet? To be honest, it is as obvious as the nose on your face! The problem is, what are you and I willing to believe…Jesus Christ…or stupid satan?! It is in Gods Word, that satan is the Father of Lies and Flies! WHY…do we listen to such scum? Is there something that makes us choose his lies…than to choose the Love of God the Father? Of course there is, we want, what we want, and we want it right now! Hitting home somewhere?! For Crying out loud, Brothers and Sisters…WE choose it to be this way and when it happens, we suddenly fall under the Judgement of Almighty God. Death arrives as stated in the Bible and we have the audacity to be surprised? We blame God…for what we wanted and asked for in the first place?! The consequence for SIN will never change my Friends…never….ever! When we finally understand this and change our ways…God will then begin to Bless us like we have never known before! Just like that part of the Kiddie song, “The Bible tells me so”.
DEATH…as a human…is not bad! It is simply a change to Immortality, Corruption to Incorruptible! We “Born-Again” Christians do NOT have to fear this, “To be absent from the Body is to be Present with the Lord” (Paraphrasing is mine) IF it were my choice, my children would die and be with the Lord, waiting for my old-butt to get there to Heaven and live out Eternity together…how loving a concept!! BooHoo…Boohoo…they’ve left me behind! That is cause for crying!! That is sad!! But we must understand, if they are with God the Father…that is FANTASTIC…it’s WONDERFUL…I want to be in Heaven WITH THEM!! which if you haven’t figured it out yet, don’t go to Hell!!! Obvious right?!
Here’s the kicker!! Jesus Christ is the ONLY way to Heaven and your Kids, it is your choice…Choose wisely!! Time is short…the “Rapture of the Church of Jesus Christ” is REALLY…REALLY…close!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”