Who You Gonna Blame
“And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.” Mark 12:30. Since this is our commandment – and as we adhere to that commandment with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength – how then can we justify blaming God for the evil in this world?
God gets the blame for every evil, horrible, senseless act of hate and destruction that occurs around the planet. Look at all the people strung out on drugs and alcohol, and what about all the senseless murders that are reported every day by our illustrious media services? It’s always the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, who receives the blame from those who have no understanding of God. It’s never the Islamic god allah, nor any other false entity. Oddly enough, people are quick to blame God, but refuse to even acknowledge the existence of His adversary Satan. When we fail to see the true supernatural being who promotes evil and who is responsible for the dismal state of affairs of this planet then the tendency is to blame the Creator. Yet Satan is the deceiver and the destroyer of souls. Satan is the reason we live in a fallen world instead of a paradise. Eve fell for the serpent’s lies and that began the downward spiral of man. But it was Satan masquerading as a serpent who instigated the whole ungodly scheme.
Why does God allow…? Why doesn’t God put a stop to…? If God loves us then why are we in such…? Fill in the blank. These are frequently asked questions, but they are always asked of God our Creator as though He were to blame. God is not the progenitor of evil, Satan holds that title. No one wants to believe in a dark, fallen, supernatural being like Lucifer (Satan) slithering around in the dark, so most people point their finger at God when evil occurs.
Satan is, according to the God of the universe, “…the god of this world…” 2 Corinthians 4:4, which means that today just as in earth’s early history, that fallen supernatural deceiver previously known as Lucifer or Light Bearer, should take the blame for the direction we see humanity heading. Because of the fall of mankind earth temporarily belongs to Satan, but his tenure as owner of and ruler over earth is almost over. His home is about to be foreclosed on.
“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;” 2 Timothy 3:1-4. We see all sorts of men and women today immersed in immorality, being fully corrupt in their hearts and minds, willing to inflict all forms of evil on others. The news organizations flock to these extreme and sensational works of the followers of Satan like sharks to the scent of blood. They seem to feed on the depravity of humanity.
From the beginning of time, men and women have been lured into the very dark arena of the malevolent supernatural world through their own foolish choices and their evil desires. As the hammer comes down on people who get wrapped up in lawless acts that ruin their lives, they seem almost instinctively to assign the blame for their predicament to God. Of course, many don’t even believe in God but the blame must go somewhere, thus blaming God is seen in their warped brains as justification of all their evil deeds.
Yes God gets angry at our foolishness and there will be a time when He will allow the ultimate hammer to fall. “For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;” Romans 1:18. But blaming God for our own self-indulgences and unbelief is indeed folly.
God told Adam and Eve what to do and what not to do. God, being the Creator had the right to dictate to these two how to live, but He would not force them to comply. Our antediluvian parents disobeyed God’s directive. Thus they made the decision to hand over the ownership of this world to Satan. Satan now has dominion over earth and over the lost. Instead of blaming God, who gave us everything, we should be striving to live an awesome life in unison with Him. We should be loving Him and praising Him while turning our lives away from the things Satan says are good and enjoyable. Satan’s secret agenda should be no secret at all; he only wants to see all human’s destroyed. There now, it’s out in the open – no more secret. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…” John 10:10.
Satan, in all his deceptions, works his evil upon us then places all blame for that evil on our Creator God. He prefers to work his evil incognito. If we allow Satan this free pass, the tendency of most people will be to write off all mention of him as pure lunacy. But with every instance of hurt, pain, or suffering, hating and blaming God becomes the norm – dismissing God from every aspect of life, except when it comes to assigning blame, becomes altogether too easy. God never wanted His Creation to experience pain and suffering, He doesn’t want to see us hurt – as such we shouldn’t see Him as a mean, strict parent, but as a strong loving God who heals our lives even after we’ve gone way off course. Because we live in a world that has been cursed we must learn to live with the fact that evil things are going to happen to us and to the ones we love – the closer we get to the end the more frequent and persistent will that evil become.
Satan exists, he’s a powerful and cunning supernatural entity, and he’s malevolent to the core. We may view this world as beautiful, but in all actuality it is a disfigured cesspool brought on by the father of all lies and the deceiver of souls. Satan should be receiving the blame for the ills that have infected mankind, and man should take responsibility for his own actions. God should be given all praise, glory, and honor coupled with our undying love, but never assigned blame.
You and I have a Father, one who knows and blesses us by fulfilling our every need whether we gratefully acknowledge Him or not. We’re God’s creation, He would never think of us as rubbish even though we live on this rubbish heap. God has loved us from before the creation of the world. He’ll always love us even though He so unjustly receives such criticism and blame. God is fully aware of the blinders deployed by the one who hates us. God explains all this in His word which, because of those very blinders, so many reject.
As many of us have found out, cancer is a part of life. But this world has an even greater cancer which will soon be eradicated. Death is a part of life in a fallen world, this is just a given that everyone has or should have grown accustomed to; at any moment it can overtake us. Again, the one to blame for death and disease is Satan, not our Creator God. Satan’s has usurped authority over mankind through his deceit. This authority has one goal, to hurt, maim, kill, and completely destroy men’s lives.
God, the Creator of this universe, only wants us to see Him as He truly is, as our Savior, Redeemer, Lord, and loving Father in Heaven. Mankind, for the most part, has foolishly chosen to ignore God and allow Satan a free hand. God doesn’t allow evil things to occur, Satan with his free hand makes evil occur. Satan’s fixation has always been of pure hate; he hates mankind with a passion we can’t even comprehend. When a loved one dies we hurt, and he knows it. But what Satan does through deceitful means is to blind us of God’s perfect love while he convinces us that the Creator of the universe should be the recipient of our hate as we grieve for a loved one’s passing. In this realm Satan has been quite successful.
People make decisions that in many cases lead to hurt and suffering for them and their family. Is this God’s fault? Should we blame God for the bad choices we’ve made? Man’s rebellion to his God has created a lot of pain and suffering, most in Christ believers simply see this as another part of living in a fallen world. We’d all like to protect our loved ones from suffering pain or anguish, but sadly there’s going to be occasion for everyone in this world to experience dark times while they travel that valley of death. Placing God at fault for what boils down to our free will decisions is foolishness.
We live in a sin filled, fallen world where the worst “evil being” imaginable along with a malevolent hoard of tagalongs are in charge. We shouldn’t focus our lives on this invisible evil but we should be fully aware who is behind the full on carnage that is destroying lives.
Yes, God knows the nature of the beast that runs this world. God will one day soon take all pain and suffering from us. Nothing will remain but love, peace, and joy as we who are saved step from this world into our awaiting eternal domain of Paradise.
Perhaps the enemy’s technique of blinding humanity from seeing the truth of God has been so effective in your life that even though you don’t believe there is a God, you see no other recourse but to blame Him for every occurrence of misery that comes down the pike. In that case, just be aware that the God who you deny loves you so much He died a most horrific and agonizing death on a cross so you might have everlasting life.
God will not interfere with your decision to remain in unbelief while you assign culpability to Him. But when you enter the eternal destination you’ve chosen, which is Hell and total separation from God, you’ll be instantly confronted with the reality of your life’s decisions. You will never blame God again, only yourself.
God bless you all,
All scripture is from the KJV and God breathed