the necessity of evil
a fallen world
“Don’t be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering.”
1 Peter 4:12
“so far we’ve seen, there seems to be a necessity of evil in our world to serve as symptoms. It indicates everything is not right with our world and that there is an underlying problem. The root problem is human sin and rebellion that began in Eden. Surmountable human suffering shows us, how deadly is human sin and rebellion. We saw, sin attracts physical suffering apart from the eternal misery. And the suffering produces a craving heart for good, which ultimately is found in God alone. God uses our longing heart to draw us to Himself, who alone is the source of all goodness.
There is seem to be a necessity of evil because every time when we get hit, it jolts us and reminds us that we are living in a fallen world. That’s true, we are living in a fallen world and we are awaiting it’s expiry–the end of the age. Everything will be dissolved by fire.
“But…the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up.” —2Peter 3:10
To protect ourselves from the disaster of earthquakes, we’ve invented better techniques to build houses, built better health facilities to fight diseases, embankment to prevent floods, etc. Millions of dollars are spent everyday for new inventions to make our life better and more comfortable. We have left no stone unturned to make this world a paradise. While this is incredible display of God given wisdom and abilities, but no amount of human effort and power will ever transform this world to be a paradise, even with all our good intentions. I quote C.H. Spurgeon:
Ah, believer, it is only heaven that is above all winds, storms, and tempests; God did not cast man out of paradise, that he might be able to find himself another paradise in this world. The world and you must part, or Christ and you will never meet.”
We can never find ourselves another paradise in this world, but there is one out there, which the bible promises us.
“Now I saw a heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea.” Revelation 21:1
Dear, we know life is awful in the midst of these calamities, but God hasn’t left us without hope; that’s the good news. While it is true, the evil has permeated our world, but there is a greater truth that we need to know, God has abolished the power of sin in Christ Jesus our Lord. He has made a fail safe way through the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ for everyone to enter the bliss of a new heaven and a new earth. God invites you today, but the question is whether you are willing accept his invitation?