There is a perception that once you become a Christian, your life is totally blessed, you have no worries or problems. But life is still full of problems, why does God let bad things happen?
According to the Bible, when Adam and Eve disobeyed God, it ended the perfect relationship between them. My information is from Genesis 2-3.
God commanded Adam and Eve to not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, or they would die. This would assume that before, Adam and Eve only knew good.
The serpent deceived Eve, saying that “You will not certainly die, for God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil”.
After they ate, God said “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever”.
God allowed this to happen because Adam and Eve had free will. They were not puppets, they were free to choose, unfortunately they made the choice that had bad consequences.
The knowledge of good AND evil is probably the cause of much suffering in this world. Before, man (represented by Adam and Eve) only knew good. The knowledge of evil and the fact that we have free will are part of the reason that God allows bad things to happen.
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