Why Will The World Be Judged?

The prevailing thinking among those who call themselves Christian is that God is a God of love. And since He is a God of love, He would never bring judgments, especially the judgments in Revelation, upon the human race.

We really need to understand who God is and why He created us in the first place. This is why God has given us the Bible. God wants us to understand Him and understand why He created us. God does have a very special place in His heart for us.

God Created Us as Free Creatures

The first creation of God was the creation of Angels. He created them as servants and their function is to serve God. We see them throughout the Bible and every time they are ministering to God or carrying out His will in reference to the human race. But remember, the definition of a servant means that they are to serve. They can do loving things and loving actions, but, as servants, they are not capable of loving. They were created to do what they were told to do.

But God is a God of love and He wanted to share that love with another, just like Himself. So God decided to create a new type of creature, one that would be capable of loving. The only way He could do this was to create a creature that was just like Him. One that was free to make his own decisions, because only a creature that is free to make his own decisions would be free to give and share love.

This is what Genesis 1:26-27 (NIV) says: “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness,’ …..So God created man in his own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

Yes, we are free to make our own choices, We can freely choose to follow God or to freely desert Him. We can freely choose to love God or to freely ignore or even hate God. We are capable of loving because we are also capable of not loving.

The World Became an Evil Place

During the time of Noah, the world had become a very evil place. Genesis 6:5-7 (NIV): “The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the Lord said, ‘I will wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth–men and animals, and creatures that move along the ground, and birds of the air–for I am grieved that I have made them.’”

But God found one man named Noah who did seek and follow after Him. Genesis 6:9 (NIV): “Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God.” So God destroyed the whole human race, except Noah and his family with a great flood.

God’s Promise

But after the flood, He vowed never to do that again. Genesis 8:21 (NIV) He said: “Never again will I curse the ground because of man, even though every inclination of his heart is evil from childhood. And never again will I destroy all living creatures, as I have done.”

Yes, God promised never again to destroy the world with a flood. He even made a covenant with us and sealed it with the display of the rainbow.

Genesis 9:12-17 (NIV): “And God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come: I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be the sign of the covenant between me and the earth. Whenever I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will remember my covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind. Never again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.’ So God said to Noah, ‘This is the sign of the covenant I have established between me and all life on the earth.’”

So God made a promise with us that no matter how evil mankind became, He would never destroy the world again through a flood. So the next time you see a rainbow, remember it is more than just a beautiful sight, it is the seal of God’s covenant between Himself and us.

The World Has Again Become an Evil Place

Just as God expected, the world has again become an evil place. Look around you. There is evil everywhere. Murder, rape, stealing, war, witchcraft, etc. Just read the newspapers or listen to the radio or TV. This is just about all that is being reported.

It seems like the whole world has turned against God and His followers. Christians and Jews are being persecuted throughout the world. Even here in America, Christianity is being pushed out of the mainstream. In fact, the only belief (religion) that Americans are not free to express in school or businesses or even our government is Christianity.

Look at what is being tolerated in a nation that was created as a Christian nation. Abortion and Homosexual Rights are becoming the norm in America. Even Islam is being accepted more than Christianity.

Yes, there is currently a backlash against these practices, but those in charge of our schools, our government, and even our news agencies are for them. America has changed.

Among all this evil, there are still voices saying “why?” Why is God allowing all this evil to happen. Why is He allowing bad things to happen to “good” people? Why is He allowing children to suffer? Why is He allowing old people to suffer? Why doesn’t He stop all this?

God Is True To His Word

God said He would never again destroy the world by a flood. He also said that He created us as free creatures, free to make our own decisions. God is true to His Word. He will not take our freedom away from us. So, what is left for Him to do?

God loves His creation. He wants the best for His creation. He wants His creation to live together in love and fellowship with each other and with Himself. However, He will not force us to do anything that is against our own will. So, what has God chosen to do?

God is saying “I will give the world one last chance to accept Me and My way of life that I created them to have.” God knows how we think. Remember, we were created in His image. God knows that we will not change our way of life unless we find our current way of life causing us too much trouble.

So God is going to make one last attempt to reach those who refuse to follow Him. He is going to make life so hard for the unrepentant that they should realize that they do need God and His way of life. This period of time is called “The Tribulation Period.” My next series of articles are going to cover this period of time that is outlined in our Bible.

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