Those who ‘run the world’ are evil, according to David Icke. This is seemingly true, but what Icke doesn’t discuss is that, ultimately, it is God who runs the world. This is what I argue in my books and on this blog. God is in control of all things.
It seems to me that God causes too much evil. But how can I question God? How can the clay question the potter? But God causes torture — why would He be so cruel? I have to hold onto hope; that God is just and that God is merciful — this is what all the sacred Scriptures say.
Does God delight in suffering and war? I don’t think so. I think God delights in justice, and suffering and war are the means by which God demonstrates justice. But does God really understand how horrible and painful and uncomfortable torture is? He does understand — He must — He created the Universe, after all. God is not unaware or ignorant in any way.
I just hope, as so many of us do, for a positive outcome. Of course, time doesn’t stand still and there will be no ‘outcome’ until such a time as God chooses to end this present creation. There will be a day of judgement if the Tanakh, Bible, and Qur’an are to be believed.
But God does whatever He pleases, and as the Qur’an says, God can erase previous plans and create new ones whenever He pleases. No honest believer in God’s sovereignty can deny this.
I desperately want God to rid the world of evil, and for the meek to inherit the land. I want goodness and kindness and peace to be the characteristics that define humanity. I don’t want war to be taught in schools; I want life to be a celebration of God’s awesome creation.
May God destroy all evil and bring peace and justice to Earth quickly. He can and I hope He will.