Why God Allows Evil to Happen

Why do bad things happen to good people? One reason is because an all knowing, all powerful and complete God gave authority, for control, of the earth and everything in it, to incomplete sinful man. In Genesis 1:28 God said, “Be Fruitful, multiply and replenish the earth and subdue it; and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” So there you have it. I realize some may say, God was speaking only to Adam here, and therefore only giving that authority to him. That simply is not true. God gave this authority to all mankind. This includes you, and me, and every other person, who breaths air on the planet, at any one time. It is a shared authority. The bible confirms this in Psalms 115:16 when it says, “The heavens are the Lord’s; but the earth has he given to the children of men.” The next time something bad happens, you may want to give this premise some thought. This bible truth can help many stop blaming God and start putting the blame squarely where it belongs, on the bad choices of men, not a bad God.

Wayne Wade