Why God Allows Evil to Happen

     Why do bad things happen to good people? Here's why. The all knowing, all powerful and completely holy God gave authority over this earth and everything in it, to mankind. He wouldn't be holy anymore if he broke His word and took back that authority. 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 that many may think that God was speaking only to Adam here, and therefore only giving that authority to him. That simply is not true. Yes, God was speaking to Adam but He 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.” That's just another way of saying that this is shared authority passed down to all who are alive on the earth at any given time. The next time something bad happens, you may want to give this truth some thought. This bible truth can help us stop blaming God and start putting the blame squarely where it belongs, which is on the bad choices which we make and not on God.

Wayne Wade