Often, people have a disposition toward blaming God for any bad things that happen in their lives. The fact is that good things happen to bad people and bad things happen to good people. The reverse is true as well, but we need to learn from the Holy Bible, the fact that we live in a fallen world. It became as it now is, due to Adam and Eve's sin, not long after God gave them (mankind) dominion over the world, as seen in Genesis-3-17. Man allowed evil into the world first, so God had to also allow it because of the covenant he made with Adam (Genesis 1:26).

Things such as natural disasters, plagues, sicknesses and even wars occur because the first created couple broke covenant with God by disobeying his command to the, to not partake of the fruit from "the tree of the knowledge of good AND evil". From that time to the present, we continue to see the results of that decision they made to obey the voice of another (Satan).

Romans 6:16 “Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?”

"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth." (Genesis 1:26 KJV)

Despite what is claimed by some people, God did not create a mindless flock of sheep to rule over with relentless commands. No, it is actually the opposite, he rather wanted those who could be both friends and family to him. Without the test of evil (allowed by God, perpetrated by Satan), he would have a people who had not shown their love to him but rather existed as something like robots or mindless sheep.


Author's Bio: 

I am a graduate of Liberty University (1996) for completion of theological studies (33 college credits) and I completed "Bible Survey" with Assemblies of God - Berean College. I consider myself a "Bapticostal" (a Baptist also having Pentecostal beliefs). Bible studies are one of my most-covered book subjects. I am, however, careful to only address those subjects I believe God has given me correct revelation on. I was a Christian Youth Minister, beginning in 1983 for approximately 18 years. During, between and after youth ministries I served in other church capacities as well, including interim pastoring and retirement home ministry. MOST IMPOTANTLY, I am a redeemed man, who has received salvation by acceptance of Jesus Christ.