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Goodness of God

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Submitted by Richard the Lion heart (United States), Feb 8, 2006 at 00:14

You asked me why is there so much evil in the world? Satan is the source of all evil. But on the last day when Jesus returns satan will no longer be able to hurt us. Although evil seem to be every where, the goodness and mercy of God is also there. People just like to focus on what's evil, pretty much like the ten o'clock news.

Given the fragility of life and the violence of this sin-cursed world, the most important thing for us is to secure a life beyond death. This was how Jesus responded to a disaster in His time. Pilate's Roman troops had murdered a group of Galileans while they were sacrificing in the temple. About the same time, a tower in Siloam fell and killed 18 people. Jesus asked if these people died because they were worse sinners than others, and answered that they were not. What happened to them could have happened to anyone. Jesus might have gone on to defend God for permitting these tragedies, but instead He said something significant for us. Jesus said, "Unless you repent, you will all likewise perish" (Lk. 13:3).
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