Why God Created Us

Why God Lets Bad Things Happen

Christianity Oasis Ministry provides this Why God Bible study on Why God created us & why God lets bad things happen. We'll be looking into that and all aspects of the Christian Walk bringing forth truth understanding and peace within.

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian Walk study program. This is our very intriguing and oft times debated ... Why God Bible study taking an in depth look into Why God created us and why God lets bad things happen and how this affects Christians today who have or are enduring trials and tribulation. The absolutely awesome message within this Why God created us and why God lets bad things happen discussion will truly enhance your be-YOU-tiful Christian walk.

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Why God Created Us Purpose
Why God Lets Bad Things Happen at Times

Trials and tribulations are something that every person experiences through the course of their lifetime, whether they be Christian or not. If you don't understand why we are subject to trial and tribulation, you may find yourself placing the blame on God.

One thing that we should always remember is that God may do whatever He wants with us His children, and indeed there are times when our trials and tribulations may be allowed by God or even God's will, but most of the time, we bring our trials and tribulations about all by ourselves or others that have authority in or over our lives.

Why God Lets Bad Things Happen point of interest ... The first thing that everyone should understand is the difference between fate and destiny. Fate is the result of choices that we make but Destiny is irresistible. Destiny is your destination ... Destiny is what is destined to happen to you. It's what is going to be the final result. It has been predetermined beforehand. Fate, on the other hand, is the result of the different directions that we take by our own free will on the road to our destiny.

The next thing that we all should understand is Free Will. Life isn't a puppet show, with everything we say, do, and think, all written out by God before it actually happens. What would be the point? God gave us all free will ... Which is the choice to do what we "will" or wish.

Now, one may say if our life is predestined how does one say that we have free will or Choice for that matter. How do we discern this very important matter? Let's see as we look into Why God lets bad things happen. It is like this ... God knows what you are going to choose because He is God, but you are the one allowed to make choices which is why Destiny will occur. God just got a sneak preview and knows what your destiny is. Perhaps this is done so that God will be able to show this person that they did get to choose when they are standing at Judgment saying Why God?

Here is a little, Why God lets bad things happen tidbit of Truth ... Keep in mind that God gave us the Bible and sends men and women with His Word to help guide us to make the right choices, but in the end. It is us that will make every choice. Even the choice to surrender our self and let the Lord lead us, is a choice. Even making no choice is a choice. Because you chose not to make a choice.

Did you know that God even gave the Angels free will? So, what about these Angels has to do with our Why God lets bad things happen discussion? Everything !!! God created Angels. They are spiritual (they have no flesh) and Heaven was their home.

Hebrews 1:13-14

13 But to which of the Angels said He at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?
14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation?

Why God Created Us Blessing
Why God Lets Bad Things Happen and Free Will

God's intent was that they would remain pure and righteous. When God created mankind, they were created in HIS image (See Trinity study to learn more) and they were intended to remain pure and righteous, and death couldn't have taken hold on them. But ... Through their knowledge (by eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil), original sin (See the Original Sin study to learn more) took hold of them (their flesh). In fact, if you will recall, God didn't say that mankind would return to dust until after they ate of the tree:

Genesis 3:17-19

17 And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Now, back to the Why God lets bad things happen study ... Some of the Angels decided (with their own free will) to leave their Heavenly home to co-habitate with the daughters of men on Earth.

Why God Created Us to Be His
Why God Lets Bad Things Happen to the Good

Genesis 6:1-7

1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God [Angels] saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
3 And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God [Angels] came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
5 And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.

Okay, let's get this whole Why God lets bad things happen story straight. According to the Trinity study ... When we are born, we are given a soul, a body and a spirit in the image of God. When we die, our body returns to dust, and our spirit returns to God, but what about our soul? Well, if you're a believer, your soul goes to Abraham's Bosom, also known as Paradise, awaiting the first resurrection.

Revelation 20:5-6

5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Why God Created Us Answers
Why God Lets Bad Things Happen Today

Now, here's what's interesting. When the first resurrection happens, the believers in Jesus Christ, become as Angels.

Matthew 22:30

For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the Angels of God in Heaven.

1 Corinthians 15:39-40, 44

39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

Although, if you're a believer that God chooses to rapture, your soul goes straight to Heaven and you become an Angel.

Revelation 7:9-11

9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
11 And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,

Why God Created Us in His Likeness
Why God Lets Bad Things Happen Debate

Is that cool, or what? Well it's all fine and dandy that we understand how we become Angels. So, how is God to determine what kind of Angel you will be? Should He just take your word for it? God doesn't want another bunch of fallen Angels. The trials and tribulations we face and how we deal with them ... Prove ourselves to God, and what kind of Angels we will be for Him.

What is the test and trial factor? Have you ever read the Book of Job? Let me show you something interesting before we talk about Job. In Heaven, the Angels report to God about the things that go on down here on Earth:

Matthew 18:10

Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in Heaven their Angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in Heaven.

We see these Angels report to God on our part but there are also fallen angels that report against us.

Revelation 12:10

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the Kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

Why God Created Us in Hope
Why God Lets Bad Things Happen To Me

Now, Job was a man who had everything going for him. Well, Satan saw this and in his jealousy and wickedness, he asked God if he could mess with Job, to prove to God that Job would curse Him to His face.

Job 1:6-12

6 Now there was a day when the sons of God [Angels] came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them.
7 And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.
8 And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
9 Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?
10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.
11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.
12 And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.

Don't think for a moment that they don't eagerly await every chance they can get to tattle on anyone they can.

Now, to make a long story short, Satan was allowed to take everything away from Job, including his children, all he owned, even his health. What was Job's response? I came into the world with nothing, and I will leave that way ... The Lord has given, and the Lord has taken away. Never once did Job blame God. Of course Job wondered why these things happened to him, but in the end, he admitted to God that he was ashamed of himself for questioning things that were too wonderful for man to understand.

Because of Job's humility, the Lord rewarded him with more blessings than he had at the beginning!

An interesting thing to notice about all of this, is that you can obviously bring about trial and tribulation in your life by making the wrong choices with your own free will, however, you can also bring about trial and tribulation by being good ... Like Job.

If you find that hard to accept, and you're continually wondering why trial and tribulation keeps finding you when you're trying so very desperately to be good, just remember that your life is really your Angel audition, and the test and trial factor is just one means by which God chooses His Angels.

Why God Created Us Path to Peace
Why God Lets Bad Things Happen Counseling

How many times might you have been the subject of the test and trial factor?

1 Peter 4:12-13

12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:
13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.

As we continue on our Why God lets bad things happen field trip ... Let's look at someone else who went through the test and trial factor, and it may make your trials and tribulations seem ... Not so bad. Sometimes things all depend on the point of view that you look at them from:

Question: What kind of father would be willing to kill his son?

Answer: Abraham - To prove his love for God.

And God actually did sacrifice His Son - To prove His Love for you!

If you believe that God doesn't have a Hand in any of our trials and tribulations, that's simply not true. If your Angels treated you the way the fallen Angels treated God, wouldn't you put your prospective Angels through vigorous testing to assure what the last group pf angels had done never happens again? I'd like to bring your attention to the test and trial that Abraham endured.

Genesis 22:1

And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am.

How and Why God Created Us
Why God Lets Bad Things Happen Warning

If you think you have faced difficult times ... You may want to take another look. Abraham was tested by God when He told him to sacrifice Isaac for a burnt offering. The Lord led Abraham all the way to the point where he was holding the knife above Isaac, ready to plunge it into the heart of his beloved son before God stopped him. What did God do because Abraham loved God enough to sacrifice his son for Him?

Genesis 22:16-18

16 And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the Lord, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:
17 That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;
18 And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

When you think about this ... It breaks your heart to think of the anguish that Abraham went through. Have you ever thought of the anguish God went through when Jesus was killed?

God went all the way through with the sacrifice of Jesus.

Are your trials and tribulations starting to pale in comparison?

Can you think of even one hero of the Bible who didn't go through some kind of trial and tribulation because of their choice to serve our Heavenly Father?

In conclusion to all of this, you can see that as Christians we must strive to stop thinking like the world has taught us to think. When you face trial and tribulation, it seems like such a terrible horrible thing. We let it weigh on our shoulders like heavy baggage. Picture yourself with your luggage ... Not just when you're traveling, but all of the time. Everywhere you go, every single day, picture yourself lugging it around with you. Ugh.

You don't want to carry it, you could get on with your business so much faster and more efficiently if you just left it. It's not gonna follow you out the door ... It's just gonna stay right where you leave it. We put our trials and tribulations into our luggage, and carry them around with us constantly. Friends, you have to get a new perspective on things. Give it to God. He promises that He'll carry it.

Psalms 55:22

Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

Get rid of the luggage, and get on with the business of serving God. There's a different kind of burden that Jesus wants you to carry around instead:

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Why God Lets Bad Things Happen Summary

In general, this is why children have such great Faith ... Because they don't know the burdens that the world teaches, so they travel light, and there's more room for the Holy Spirit to be their traveling companion, accompanying them through their day, instead of a big heavy old suitcase stuffed with troubles.

Next time you feel tested, tempted, or tried, take a new outlook instead. Remember what James shared:

James 1:2-3

2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

About that Angel audition --- Break a leg!

(For anyone who does not know this: Break a leg is actually an expression commonly extended to people who are about to audition for something ... It doesn't actually mean 'break a leg' but just the opposite in fact ... It is a sincere wish for success.) Silly Wabbits.

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

How to Prepare for Spiritual Warfare