STATE OF THE UNION
Why is there so much evil in America today? How did we get here? Some are asking. One is sick and tired of reading or hearing media reports about evil acts committed on the streets, in homes, in schools, at workplaces, and elsewhere. Therefore, one may feel justified in asking, how can this be, or when is it going to stop, or why is this happening? or, if God exists, why is there evil? God allows things to happen in accordance with His will, purpose, and perfect plan. God is not the author of evil but of good. The Bible says, “Whatever the LORD pleases, He does in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all depths” (Psalm 135:6).
Evil is something that is profoundly wicked, immoral, harmful, or undesirable. Evil hurts or scars everyone, either directly or indirectly. It is like a cancer in society that has metastasized over time. Evil is no respecter of persons; It even has its grip on children. Evil accounts for the racism, bigotry, hatred, prejudice, intolerance, hostility, and violence we are experience in America today. Evil is mankind’s problem because of the choices we make. Remember, God created man with a free will of his own.
One of the most hateful and shocking evil onslaughts on America took place on 9/11, leaving us stunned, angry, grief-stricken, and in disbelief, to say the least. Perhaps many questioned God. Some have asked, “How could a loving, caring, and gracious God allow this wicked and evil act to occur?” From a human standpoint however, one may argue “it is only human“ to act in this way. There is absolutely no doubt that God could have prevented 9/11 from happening, simply because He is the all-wise, all-powerful all-knowing God who can do any and all things. But He did not prevent it.
Do not blame or charge God foolishly for man’s sinful, evil acts in the world. Here is God’s message to mankind, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, ne