“If God is good, then why do bad things happen?” Have you ever heard someone ask that question? I sure have!
And the answer is pretty simple. The reason that evil things happen, even to Christians, is because Satan is the ruler of this planet, not God.
Here’s the deal: God created the earth for mankind, and He turned the rule over to us (Gen. 1:26-31).
He blessed Adam & Eve and told them to take dominion over everything on the earth, with just one condition:“The tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.” Gen. 2:16–17).
The problem started when the serpent (Satan) tempted Eve to eat the fruit of the one tree that God had forbidden them to eat….