THE MYSTERY OF GOOD AND EVIL
Bertrand L. Comparet
From the earliest times, men
have been puzzled by the fact that Yahweh allows evil to exist and often
overthrow good. Almost the whole of the book of Job deals with this question.
Job suffered great affliction and knowing that he had done nothing to deserve
it, he saw the wicked flourish. Job 10:2-3, 21:7-9 tells of his anguish.
"I will say unto Yahweh, Do not condemn me: show wherefore Thou contendest
with me. Is it good unto Thee that Thou shouldest oppress, that Thou shouldest
despise the work of Thy hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?
Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea are mighty in power? Their seed is
established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.
Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of Yahweh upon them."
We cannot deny this; evil men do flourish, getting all the cream of this life.
The good have much trouble and cannot keep the things they create, why is this?
The problem of good
and evil confronted our race from the beginning. We were made for a
purpose, this purpose was to not only live by, but also enforce the laws of
Yahweh. Participation in the evils of the older races was not for us. Adam and
Eve were told, "But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou
shalt not eat of it: for the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely
die." How Adam's original immortality was lost to him, and all his
descendants, we are not told. Perhaps catching some disease, which left
hereditary defects, lost it. Adam did die within the prophetic day of 1,000
years, from the time he participated in the evils of the older races. Evil was
not new to the world when Adam and Eve were put here, it was their job to curb
it and to demonstrate good.
The old races of Asia,
Africa and India then, as today also worshiped devils, Satan and the fallen
angels who followed him into rebellion. Both the Old and New Testaments affirm
this. Deuteronomy 32:17 tells us, "They sacrificed to devils, not to
Yahweh: to gods whom they knew not." I Corinthians 10:20 goes on to
say, "But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they
sacrifice to devils, and not to Yahweh: and I would not that ye should have
fellowship with devils". Satan was not a scaly snake; wriggling along the
ground he was a mighty angel. The word-mistranslated serpent is the Hebrew word
naw-kash, meaning enchanter or magician, which his angelic powers enabled Satan
to be. Later, Satan's children and followers adopted the serpent as their emblem
or symbol and from this later tradition the mistranslation came about.
In Genesis 3:5 Satan
told Eve, "In the day ye eat thereof, (speaking of the tree of knowledge)
then your eyes shall be opened and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and
evil." In everyday terms that would mean, "Wouldn't you like to be
worshiped as gods, as my followers and I are? I'll show you how. These people
are a rough, tough bunch. You poor innocents don't know how to get along with
them. You have to be tougher than they are and know more about it than they do,
that's how I make them worship me." However, evil always brings eventual
judgment. Evil was the cause of the catastrophes by which the ancient continents
of Lemuria and Atlantis sank beneath the great oceans. Our race was put here,
not to learn wickedness, but to compel everyone to stop it.
Why were we left so
susceptible to temptation? We are the children of Yahweh, created to become His
companions. Yahweh could have made us mere robots, which never sinned because we
lacked the capacity to do so, and then wouldn't we have been a rather stuffy
lot? He wanted children who were loyal and good, not to be good because they
lacked the power to be otherwise, but because they were fine enough to choose
loyalty and goodness.
Satan and his followers had
also been made with freedom to choose either right or wrong. Before Adam was
even put on this earth, Satan and his followers abused that freedom. That didn't
change Yahweh's mind, He still wanted His children to have free will, and
therefore we had to learn the first lesson, the consequences of our own sins.
True, Yahweh foresaw man's sins and made provision for man's salvation before
the foundation of the world, however man had to be allowed to suffer the
consequences long enough to make the lesson effective.
Do not be misled by another
serious mistranslation in the King James Bible, this is the use of the word
evil, when the Hebrew word carried no such meaning. Many have been misled by Isaiah
45:7, which in the King James Bible reads as follows, "I form the
light, and create darkness; I make peace and create evil. I Yahweh, do all these
things." Yahweh never creates evil, in the modern sense of the word
meaning, wickedness. The Hebrew word used in that verse is rah, meaning
calamity, affliction, adversity, wretchedness or sorrow, but never meaning
wickedness. Yahweh said, "I make peace and create calamity", calamity
as a punishment for wickedness.
Why do we need to have the
lesson rubbed in so bitterly? Because far more than our own conduct is at stake,
we are eventually to be the administrators of Yahweh's kingdom, over the whole
universe and it will begin on this earth. Revelation 2:25-27 states,
"He that overcometh and keepeth My works unto the end, to him will I give
power over the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the
vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of My
It is even greater than this
as Isaiah 9:7 tells us, "Of the increase of His government and peace
there shall be no end." Surely this one little planet has no room for
perpetual increase. Hence, Yahshua also says in Revelation 3:21, "To
him that over cometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also
overcame and am set down with My Father in His throne". That throne rules
the whole universe.
One of the first lessons we
must learn is that which our leaders violate so willfully today. There can't be
any such thing as peaceful coexistence of good and evil, for one must inevitably
destroy the other. Adam's job was to attack, defeat and expel Satan, instead he
tried peaceful coexistence and you are paying the penalty for this today.
One example of this folly is
trying to coexist with communism; another is trying to coexist with crime,
greed, and low standards of character. Why do we have so many robberies,
burglaries, murders and rapes? Because we don't get rid of the kinds of people
who do these things. The Bible repeatedly warns us not to let such people live.
The book of Deuteronomy lists many offenses, including habitual crime, for which
Yahweh commands death. Yahweh gives no alternative, saying in Deuteronomy
19:19-20, "So shalt thou put the evil away from you. And those which
remain shall hear and fear and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil
Instead, we let professional
sob sisters get us all worked up emotionally over the plight of the poor
criminal. I have never heard one of these characters get sentimental once over
the troubles of the victim who was robbed or murdered. We coddle our criminals,
we always make sure we keep a good supply of them on hand, and then we wonder
why we have lots of crime.
Then there are also the
people who make it always harder for us to earn a living. They stick together;
they gain control of one industry and business after another. Finally we can't
buy food or clothing, furniture or medicine, unless it has passed through their
hands and had the price risen. They reduce us to slavery economically, just as
surely as communism, led by the same people, would enslave us by force.
The Jews are already
treating us like slaves in our own land. They forbid us to mention the name of
Yahshua in our schools, they use their wealth, their tightly organized group
power, and their mastery of the smear technique, to control our politicians and
make them oppress the great white Christian majority in the interests of
admitted minority groups. They treasonably plot to destroy our national
independence and make us a conquered province of a world government in which the
black, brown and yellow races rule us as their slaves.
You suffer from the effects
of all these things that are what you are complaining about. You suffer from
their crimes, you are cheated by their greed, you are losing your freedom to
choose the companions among whom you will live and raise your children. You have
lost your economic freedom and are fast losing your political freedom. You ask
why does Yahweh permit all this evil? He permits it because you permit it.
Don't wait for Yahweh to come down from heaven and put the lid on the garbage
can, this is your job. It is also your job to put an end to evil by
putting an end to the evil people among us. The mystery is why have we
waited so long to do it?