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Why Does God Let Bad Stuff Happen?

Let’s face it.  There is a lot of violence that happens in the world.  Evil.  People die.  People get sick.  Someone is murdered.  Children suffer.  The question we have to answer is why does God let all of this happen.

We don’t understand it.  We can’t explain it.  Sometimes little makes sense.  Often we just want to scream at God and ask him “Why!!!!!!!!”

I don’t know if I have any answers, but I came across something the other day that I’ve missed.  Never recall seeing it.  I must have thought it was a little throwaway statement.

God is in the process of making His covenant with Abraham.  He is telling Abraham what is not only going to happen to him, but also to his descendants.

Abram’s name had not yet been changed.  He has no children, yet God says his descendants will be numbered like the stars.  Abram believed and it  was counted to him as righteousness.

God tells him he will possess the land.  Abram believes that too.

Then comes time for a sacrifice.  Several sacrifices to be accurate.  And God begins to tell Abram even more when a deep sleep came upon him.

God tells Abram that his descendants will sojourn in another land.  Not for a short time, but for four hundred years.  Imagine that.  But He makes a promise.

Abram’s descendants are coming back.  Then God makes a curious statement.  He says that the iniquity of the Amorites is not complete.


Some people think that God is a monster for letting the bad happen in the world.  I read recently where someone considers Him a megalomaniac.

I see God differently.

God is incredibly patient.  Obviously He viewed the Amorites as an evil, wicked nation deserving of death.  Yet He waits four hundred years before He sends Israel back to their promised land to exact His justice.

Why do we see evil in the world?  Why does suffering happen?  Why does sickness infect the world?

Because the time of iniquity is not complete.


One day it will be.  One day God is going to look down and say, “Enough!!!”  That’s going to be it.  His patience will finally run out.  The time of reckoning will have come.

Are you ready for when the time of iniquity is complete?


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  1. November 11, 2014 at 4:40 am

    Most definitely and at any time (the sooner the better).

  2. robshep
    November 11, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I sure look forward to it. There is a lot of hurt in the world.

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