So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth.(Genesis 6:12) NKJV
We live in a world which is inherently corrupt, and we’re not talking about money and finance, we’re talking entropy and nuclear decay. It’s as fundamental to our makeup as proton and neutrons. Protons are light, neutrons are darkness. That’s how deep the corruption is.
God could have created a perfect world where there was no evil, but then how would we demonstrate our love for God by avoiding evil and doing Good? Having free will means that we can choose to do wrong or be evil if we want to.
The tendency to do evil is a manifestation of the corrupt nature of the world, but God has a moral code, which is part of our consciousness, such that from an early age we know right from wrong and we can give it a context which makes it a choice between good and evil.
Life can be very complicated and confusing. The remedy for this is that in our time, the age of grace, we show God that we love him by obeying two simple commands:
- Call upon the name of Jesus Christ,
- believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead,
- confess your sin.
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