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カラオケ【Now with MP3!】"Why Is There Evil..."by Ian Brown

"Why Is There Evil In This World"
Rev. Ian Brown
Londonderry Free Presbyterian


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" (We've) been invited by God tonight from the passage that are already been read from, that's the Book of Job, and the First Chapter of the book, and we read just again, the final verse this moment, verse 22.
In the light of all that's happened, in the Chapter One here, tragedy upon tragedy, disaster after disaster; We read in verse 22, in all bits, "Job sinned not, nor charged God foolish." The title of this message is "Why Is there Evil in This World", "Why Is there Evil
in This World", and I suppose that we can ask the question. Giving the title today is actually it's the fourth anniversary of the 9/11. In the light of 7/7 in London, many other events at the hands of the Islamic terrorists, in the light of the Katrina hurricane, in the light of the Asain Tunami, and many other events... In the light of these, "Why Is There Evil in This World". And you'll know that, We have been doing a little bit of disjointed series on the "Why" questions, now we again come to them. And this is another in that series that will, God willing, be built up as a time goes on, and the other question suggest themselves."

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" Why do we suffer evil? Who should we seek during evil ? And that merge into the third and final question, "What should we say about evil?" What should we say about evil? There is one thing that we should remember: When the sky is black, when God is silent, we are in the deepest throes of darkest disaster, we must remember God is always in complete control. When God allowed Satan to light the furnace, He always keeps His own hand on the Thermostat. That's why He says to Job, in Job 41:10 and 11,

"10 None is so fierce that dare stir him up: who then is able to stand before me?
11 Who hath gone before/preceded (prevented-KJV) me, that I should repay him?
whatsoever under the whole heaven is mine."

Jesus Himself has said something that is interesting about evil. He told of the parable of the wheat and the tares in Matthew 13: 24 to 43. He told when the enemy came in during the night time, sowed those tares among the wheat.
Now, "among the wheat:" That expression in the Greek is a strong one that means, "all through the midst of the wheat, between the wheat, on top of the wheat"! So the picture is the roots had become so inexplicably intertwined that any attempt to pull them out will torn out the wheat as well. So when the servants asked, "well, then, we go and gather them up, " the householder has responded, "Nay, that by ye gather up the tares, ye will root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and in the time of harvest, I will say to the reapers, 'Gather ye together first the tares, bind them and bundle to burn them; but garner the wheat into my barn.'" Jesus said you can't root out the bad without rooting out the good. Wait until the harvest. When them all be rooted out, and then you will separate the good from the bad.
Remember this, the tares of the evil do not worry the Master. He will take care of them in due time. He has wheat till He bring it through this world. And He will make sure every piece of that wheat is gathered into His gerner at the end. God's in control! He's never interrupted, His sovereignty is never challenged successfully. His World, that His (bid) is His field, and He'll tend it properly.
How do we really know this is true? Because He tells us that God can take the greatest evil and bring out the greatest good. God can take the greatest evil, and bring about the greatest good. Take out the genealogy of Christ, the list of family names, His family tree. You'll find the name Rahab; a former harlot is in there, and you'll find the name Manasseh a most wicked king, in fact THE most wicked king Judah ever had, he's there, (all right), of that corrupt trunk, seeping evil. God brought the beautiful and a pure branch, His Son and our Saviour Lord Jesus. Exhibited once again as a Cross of Jesus Christ, humanity cannot, humanity will not ever experience any greater depth of evil than that exhibited by the crucifixion of Jesus. Yet because of that Cross, and because of that empty tomb, Satan's greatest strike against God, out of that brought forth man's eternal Salvation.
No wonder Paul said in Romans 8 and 28, we know that,

" 28 All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose."

Out of that evil work, the Crucifixion of Christ, our Lord brought the greatest good, Salvation, eternal Salvation for His people.

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