I’m especially enjoying writing my second book in the series, Faith to Live By. This book is titled, Renew Your Hope! Remedy for Personal Breakthroughs, and I can’t wait to share it with you! I’m working to have it ready for publication later this year. If you are struggling with anything and need personal breakthroughs I’m confident this book will help you gain wisdom and insight that can radically change your life for the better.
One of the major questions people ask when trying to comprehend God is, “If God is a good and loving God who is sovereign over all, why is there pain and suffering in this world?” Great question and one I’m thrilled to explore with you.
One of the points I make in my book is this: “Just because God is sovereign over all, doesn’t make Him responsible for all.” That’s worth pondering.
In short, the fact that angels and humans were created with free-will is why pain and suffering exist. By an exercise of choice to either be devoted to God or independent from Him, some angels rebelled against God and so did the first man and first woman ever created. When the first man and woman rejected or sinned against God, their eternal soul and spirit within them died, and they were separated from God and all that is good. Unlike angles, human beings pro-create so this means that every human being born ever since the first man and first woman, have been born with the same spiritually dead condition. It’s a condition we have inherited.
Tim Keller, an American Christian apologist and Pastor, seeks to shed some light on why God created angels and humans with freewill with this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wn5e9k6aME4 Before you read more of this post, take under two short minutes to learn what he has to say.
“The corruption of all that was good by way of free-will choice means that evil has no independent existence–evil is a potential from free-will. God did not create evil. It exists because of choice. Just as sin entered the world through free-will choice, so it is being removed from the world through free-will choice. As people choose to be restored to God through faith in Jesus Christ, evil is in part removed and an increase influence of God and all that is good is made available on earth.”
God is in sovereign control and is able to use the evil that choice ushered into creation to ultimately produce good. Genesis 50:20 and Romans 8:28-30 are just two Scripture passages that reveal this truth. Once we better understand the process of eradicating evil and how we can personally cooperate with God to live in all that Jesus died to provide us, we will experience more and more personal breakthroughs!
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Pamela Christian is a retreat and conference speaker devoted to helping people discover and live in life-giving truth. She works hard to bring people to a confident faith that is able to produce the amazing results God offers through faith in Jesus. Leave your comments or post a question. And if you haven’t already, be sure to take the Faith Quiz where you can receive free resources, special discounts and more.