Does God Prophecy Evil?

God knows the beginning from the end and so can explain what will happen in the corridors of time.  This is not magical.  Even a parent can prophesy.

If you touch the hot stove, you will be burned.

If you run into the street, you might be hit by a car.

God, the Creator of heaven and earth, understanding all things and the intricacies of how things in heaven and earth are connected through the wisdom of God, and knowing the end from the beginning, can easily say what will happen if things remain on course without repentance.  God does not will destruction.

II Peter 3:9   The Lord is not slow concerning his promise, as some count slowness; but he is patient with us, not wishing that anyone should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Ezekiel 33:11   Tell them, ‘“As I live,” says the Lord Yahweh, “I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked; but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why will you die, house of Israel?”’

Matthew 4:17  From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, “Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”

2 Corinthians 6:2 for he says,

“At an acceptable time I listened to you.
In a day of salvation I helped you.”

Behold, now is the acceptable time. Behold, now is the day of salvation.

Acts 2:21  It will be that whoever will call on the name of the Lord will be saved.

Again, going back to examples we can understand, if someone is running towards a cliff and someone says, “Stop, turn around, you will get hurt if you fall off the cliff!” or “You may even die!”

If the person listens, stops, and turns around, he or she will avoid the consequence of falling off the cliff and getting injured or even dying.

But if the person doesn’t listen, and keeps going, then the consequences of falling off a cliff and the working of the law of gravity to pull him down, will bring the consequence of injury or death.

Again, this is not something that “the Lord did”.  This is the effect of someone not listening, of someone attempting to defy or break the law of gravity, and getting broken by that law.

This post is one of several discussing the topic of whether “the Lord did it” or “Is it God’s will for this to happen?”

Other posts:

Did God Do It?

Did God Do It?

Prophetic Problems of the End


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