The Mystery of Good and Evil
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 Father."
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 among you."
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? (Taken, in part, from an article entitled “The Mystery of Good and Evil,” by Bertrand L. Comparet)