Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 1 Peter 2:16
Why does God allow evil to happen? This is a question most of us have asked or have been asked. To better understand let’s use America as an example. Citizens of the USA are born free, but with that freedom wouldn’t you say a lot of people abuse it? Americans have freedom of speech but then use this power to burn American flags. Americans have a right to bear arms but some choose to acquire guns illegally and use them for crime or murder. Americans have religious freedom yet sue each other if that religion offends them. These are examples of free citizens abusing their power.
The same is with God, we all have the gift of free will. God doesn’t force anyone to worship him or obey him. Some abuse this power of free will to do evil. Should God step in and control every evil act being performed? Then he would be a dictator and not a loving Father.
The reason we have evil is because people choose evil. Just as Christians, we are free people, because Jesus has set us free. But as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. As Christians we choose to live free as Gods slaves for righteousness and not evil. Because all evil comes from Satan which leads to death.
Are you free today? Free from the bondages of sin and death? There is only one way to freedom and its through Jesus Christ. You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free in Jesus name Amen