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LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT GOD'S CHARACTER:

James 1:17;  Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. 

The author is saying "every good and perfect gift is from above". 

 

James goes on to say that "God does not change". This is to say God is always "good and perfect".

God wants only "welfare" and "not calamity" for us.

Hebrews 13:8; Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.


Malachi 3:6; “For I the Lord do not change; therefore you, O children of Jacob, are not consumed."


Numbers 23:19; God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it?


Isaiah 40:8; The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.

THEN WHAT IS GOING ON?

What would be the way of "escape"?

Could it be, despite the evils of Satan, we can know "God is faithful" and we can strengthen our faith and know that it cannot be God who is bringing death and destruction?

Maybe the "escape" would be the strengthening of our faith?

That in turn would bring us closer to God wouldn't it?

Which in turn would disperse the evil in front of us?

LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT SATAN'S CHARACTER:

John 10:10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

Satan, on the other hand, "comes only to steal and kill and destroy;"

 

Then is it Satan who is the author of death and lies?

(See 'SATAN, WHO HE IS').

Then is it Satan who is the author of death and lies?   Then it could not be God?

John 10:10; Where do wars and fights come from among you? Do they not come from your desires for pleasure that war in your members?

Then is it man who brings "wars and fights"?  Then it could not be God?

ARE WE STILL OPERATING UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES?

Romans 6:14For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law but under grace.

This verse is telling us that we are "not under the Law" (since the death of Jesus), then we are released from sin which mastered us because of the Law of Moses. That we are under the Time of "Grace"

Romans 11:6; But if it is by grace,

 

it is no longer on the basis of works,

 

otherwise grace is no longer grace.
 

The Law of Moses was based upon the 'works' we did and we would get rewarded because of these.

Grace (since the death of Jesus) is not this way.

God has brought us "salvation" through this Time of Grace.

God made us "justified" through "redemption" in this Time of Grace.

We have been "saved" because of  this Time of Grace.

(See 'GRACE AND THE LAW').

SUMMARY

Does God's character allow Him to give us calamity, destruction, death, lies, loss and murder?

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