Question? Since all of humanity has been reconciled and saved and adopted and included in the life of the Triune God, WHY IS THERE SO MUCH EVIL IN THE WORLD?
Most of humanity does not know or realize that they are included in the life of God nor do they know Who they are in Jesus. Their only motivation is fleshly from self directed objectives and desires. Couple this with the fallen nature all humans have inherited from the "first Adam" and you have a classic recipe for all sorts of evil from that deceitful heart in all humans.
Then, as if this were not enough, throw into the mix the evil influences of Satan who is the "god of this world" ( II Corinthians 4:4) and also the "prince of the power of the air" ( Ephesians 2:2) and you have the leader of a powerful evil combine mentioned in Ephesians 6. This group of spirits continually war against humanity and influence all kinds of evil practices.
In the end, all evil will be destroyed, even death, and only life, love, relationships, beauty, and glory in the presence of God will endure forever.
Just how God is going to do all of this is in His sights now. But, in Jesus it is as good as done.
May God hasten that day.
Tainted By Sin, Saved By Grace
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