Why Did God Allow This To Happen?

Also: Where Was God when This Happened? Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Innocent People?

First, we must remember that our hope is not in this life:

“. . . And if our hope in Christ is only for this life, we are more to be pitied than anyone in the world. But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. . . . For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet. And the last enemy to be destroyed is death (1 Cor. 15:19-20, 25-26).” Life will never seem “fair” until death is destroyed.

God is sovereign and just. He is capable of preventing evil, and he desires to rid the universe of evil. But to prevent all evil he would have to take away our ability to make our own choices, whether it be for good or evil.  Would you want to have a child who loves you because of the relationship you have, or because it was impossible to not love you? God gave us choices, and those choices affect not only us but those around us. Evil choices lead to oppression and suffering.

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