What Are The Three Reasons Why Bad Things Happen to Good People?
Why do bad things happen to good people? We live in a broken, dark world under the domain of mankind and the influence of the forces of hell (devil and demons). If you don’t know Jesus as your Lord, you have no power to truly fight the darkness. If you don’t know Him, you can know Him now.
However, if you do know Jesus and have eternal life through making Him your Lord and Savior. You are of the Kingdom of God. You are in the Light. You are a Christian, you are in The Way as Acts 19:23 describes it.
Being in God’s Way always easy, living in this world is a fight. The Bible tells us in 1 Timothy 6:12 that it is a fight of faith. Therefore, bad things happen but as a believer they won’t stop the believer. There are three reasons why bad things happen to good people.
The lack of knowledge
Until God retakes possession of the Earth (see Earth Lease here), the Earth we live on is under a curse. We have to beware of tragedy, wild animals, bad weather, and many other things. When we meet the Lord, the Earth will be redeemed from the curse. The curse will be broken. Galatians 3:13 says we are redeemed from the curse of the law.
Secondly, there is a lack of knowledge. Some have unwisely said, “what you don’t know can’t hurt you”. This is a very foolish statement. What you don’t know can kill you. If a tree falls in a wind storm and snaps an electric line, that line may be blowing around in the wind, if you get close to it that electricity may arc and electrocute you. God says my people perish for lack of knowledge in Hosea 4:6. God has a very special love for those who love Him. He doesn’t want to see people perish because they don’t know. How can you know the truth? In John 17:17, Jesus says, you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free. You’ve got to know before you can be free.
The final reason why bad things happen to good people is the enemy. The forces of darkness, the devil and the demons. They have lost and will be forever thrown into the lake of fire. Before they are stuck there, they want to take as much of mankind as they can. We see satan attacked Job in the book of Job. Job didn’t have the Bible or the things to defend himself that the New Testament Christians do (Ephesians 6:12). The enemy attacks through sickness, disease, substance abuse (drugs and alcohol), debauchery, sex outside of marriage, famine, war, and any other dark way they can kill people before they get a chance to choose heaven or hell.
God Almighty is the God of abundance and full life. He wants everyone to choose Him, but He leaves that choice to each individual. Do you know Him?
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