Why were innocent
people born into such a %#@!&% WICKED WORLD?
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We've already discussed why
there is evil in the world. Since we know this world is evil
(in part), the question could be: Why are babies born? Why doesn't
God just wipe out the human race and do away with all the wickedness?
Why are babies born?
Because God originally made us to "Be
fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it."
(Genesis 1:28 NASB) God said this on day six of creation, when Adam
and Eve were in heaven. That's right, this earth was heaven, and
will be again. God created the perfect place for mankind to live
with God. But then sin entered the world (Genesis chapter 3) and
the entire universe was corrupted.
Babies are born to fill a perfect world with God's children. The
problem is that this is no longer a perfect world.
Why doesn't God just wipe out the world, or least stop
people from having babies?
God did that once. It's called Noah's flood.
The Lord was sorry that He had made man
on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. The Lord said, "I
will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land,
from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky;
for I am sorry that I have made them." - Genesis 6:6-7
But after the flood God made a promise to mankind:
"I establish My covenant with you;
and all flesh shall never again be cut off by the water of the flood,
neither shall there again be a flood to destroy the earth."
- Genesis 9:11 (NASB)
God has promised never again to destroy the earth with a flood.
But there are other ways He could destroy the earth, and God has
promised us just that. But before He does there is something that
must be accomplished:
"The Lord is not slow in keeping His
promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not
wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance [salvation]."
- 2 Peter 3:9
God has not destroyed the world because He is waiting for you.
He does not want you, nor your children to perish. God does not
want anyone to be left behind. So He is patient, knowing the world
should be destroyed, He holds back the destruction for the benefit
of those who do not yet have a place in heaven, but who will in
Jesus is waiting. He says, "Ask and
it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and thedoor
will be opened to you." - Matthew 7:7 (NIV)
God knows the future and He knows that there are still those who
will knock and the door will be opened for them. He is not going
to shut them out. He will be patient.