Why didn’t God create a perfect world with harmony between man, God and all living things, a world without evil, pain and suffering?
“God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.” Genesis 1:31
God created everything perfect. But Adam's sin brought evil, suffering, broken relationships, chaos, decay, sickness, and death into the world (Genesis 3).
Because we're made in God's image, evil and suffering disturb us and we cry out to God for answers.
We aren't capable of understanding all things here on earth, but we can be confident that evil never existed in God’s original creation, and God is never responsible for evil Himself (James 1:13-15; 1 John 1:5).
Isn’t it ironic that we creatures who brought evil and suffering into God's perfect world have blamed God for it ever since?
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011