If God is omnipotent, why does He not stop evil?

Author: BibleAsk Team


God Is Omnipotent

The word omnipotent is derived from omni- which means “all” and potent which mean “power.” As with the attributes of omniscience and omnipresence, we can see that if God is infinite, then, He must also be omnipotent. God has all power over all things “You can do all things and that no plan of yours can be thwarted” (Job 42:2).

Man’s Freedom of Choice

Despite God being all-powerful, He permitted evil to take place because of the freedom of choice He granted to His creatures. While God can do everything, He can’t force humans to accept Him. Humans are free to chose good or evil. He says, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live” (Deuteronomy

In fact, this freedom of choice costed God a very high price – the death of His only begotten Son to redeem mankind. God through the death of His Son, planned a way of redemption to mankind. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16). Those that accept Christ’s sacrifice for them and walk in His path will be saved (John 1:12). But those that chose to reject it will have to die for the penalty of their sins.

And although Jesus was omnipotent, healed the sick (Matthew 4:24), fed thousands (Mark 6:30-44), calmed the storm (Mark 4:37-41), raised the dead (John 11:38-44; Mark 5:35-43) and overcame death (1 Corinthians 15:22; Hebrews 2:14), He freely offered Himself to die.

The son of God could have called twelve legions of angels to rescue Him from His enemies (Matthew 26:53), yet He chose to die on our behalf (Philippians 2:1-11) to save us and restore us back to the original state of perfection that we were created in.

Here is the good news that God will end the sin problem and judge the devil and His followers. “For the Son of Man is going to come in the glory of His Father with His angels, and WILL THEN REPAY EVERY MAN ACCORDING TO HIS DEEDS” (Matthew 16:27). And sin will rise no more (Nahum 1:9).

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In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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