Why does God, if there is one, allow so much evil in the world.
As one preacher put it, God is not in control. If “He” were, there would be no evil.
Even the Bible says God created evil. The Lord creates evil by allowing us to be free.
However most people don’t believe in freewill. If you don’t have freewill, then you are a slave or a robot.
Calvinistic types believe if God is sovereign then man can’t be free. So salvation must be predetermined. Atheists are educated enough to know man is a free agent, but they wrongfully assume there must not be a god.
How can God be sovereign and give man free will?
Maybe the Divine freely gives up part of His sovereignty so His beloved can be free, though free to choose a right relationship with the Divine over the carnal pleasures of the world.
God never technically killed anyone in the Bible days. He just allowed them to wipe each other out. But those that trust in the Divine are always protected.
If humans go extinct in the next 100 years, once again the righteous will be protected and left over to repopulate.
As in the days of Noah. . .or like Jesus prophesied regarding AD 70. The world ended a long time ago. We are just the leftovers.
Money has a way of becoming the end goal, when you have bills to pay.
The government makes things about money the way they keep inflating the currency.
Life is not about money.
It is about exchange.
Money or not, we live on exchange.
It’s possible to be 100% self-sufficient, but it’s not desirable.
Money is just a convenience, compared to actual bartering.
Money isn’t the end goal, what we are trying to pay for is. Our desired lifestyle.
The service to other people is it’s own compensation. This is what we will get paid in heaven. That’s why lower paying jobs don’t pay much, because they pay more intrinsically. Although the intrinsic reward doesn’t always pay the bills, unless you have very low living standards; which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Life isn’t about money. It’s about exchange. The basis for economy is how to meet our needs and what we have to exchange for it. Money is just more convenient.
Focus on what you want out of life, and you will attract the means to “pay” for it.
Surrendering yourself to the Divine will doesn’t mean giving up your individual autonomy
You still have power and dominion over your own life
There has to be a God because only divine providence can keep each from destroying ourselves and the planet
Jesus is not coming back to set up an earthly kingdom. That kingdom is spiritual and invisible. The material world is more of a Luciferan playground.
This place can be either heaven or hell, depending on how many people are aligned with the Divine will. We can’t judge who is and who isn’t because we can’t see people’s hearts.
Although we can get an idea who is led by the spirit by their actions, we can’t assume they are lost just because they believe differently. God is much bigger than that. Even “His” name is man-made. Not to mention pre-supposed gender. Truly, the Lord works in mysterious ways.
We do have freewill. Wisdom is just reverence for the Divine which helps us to make the best choice for our individual lives. Most people don’t believe in this so they trend towards evolution or Calvinism.
It is ironic how we are free though people have the power to take our freedom away from us.
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