Why is there such evil in the world?
It’s because of sin and the fall. Man was meant to live forever but once sin came death entered in.
Romans 5:12-21 says
12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.
20 Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:
21 That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.
If you ever seen an early 90’s movie with Bruce Willis -“Death becomes Her”- I think it shows why once the fall happened why God had to immediately remove the tree of LIFE. Before the fall of man- MANKIND was created and meant to live forever. This movie is about 2 people that achieve “immortality” but while they live forever the wear and tear on their bodies continues. They plaster their skin and glue fingers together and at the end they both fall down some stairs and just pulverize into dust.
That is like what would happen to us if we still had the ability to never die like Adam and Eve did before the fall. The fall cursed us- Jesus came to break the curse.
Sin brought death- Jesus is the creator and he put on human skin and came to earth and He is the way – the truth – and the LIFE.
Sin will cause you to be separated from God in a literal place called hell- Jesus came as a mediator between God and man – because He is 100% God. God is a God of Love and a God of justice- Only at the Cross can Gods justice and Gods love merge perfectly.
Suffering is because of the sin of this world and the curse directly or indirectly. For example- the pride of men that cause wars – and man’s rebellion against God and refusing to accept Gods remedy to break the curse.
A by product of a sin cursed world is we are in a spiritual war between God and the devil.
Because of the sin cursed world we are on we now don’t choose the devils team- we are born on it. That is why Jesus said YE MUST be BORN Again. You need to get “traded” to Gods team to break the curse and to avoid your default hell bent position.
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved, the Bible says.
Jesus said look unto ME and be ye SAVED- call unto ME- Come unto Me.
Salvation is in a PERSON. Not in a prayer or in performance or in a pool of baptism or in a pew of church membership or in a non existent place like Purgatory or in a Phony Religion.
He that hath the SON hath LIFE the Bible says. He that HATH not the SON hath NOT life.
It’s that simple.
What will you do on the day of Judgment when you are found guilty of your sin?
How will you escape if you neglect so great salvation?