Monday, February 1, 2021

Bible DISCOVERY 20: WHY God ALLOWS Good and Evil to Coexist

 


Matthew 13:30 

King James Version

30 Let both grow together until the harvest

and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 

Gather ye together first the tares, 

and bind them in bundles to burn them: 

but gather the wheat into my barn.


Scripture speaks of why God ALLOWS good, and evil, to coexist -- until the LORD's return.

Here's the reason, starting with a parable JESUS gave us:

Matthew 13:24-30 

King James Version

24 Another parable put he forth unto them, 

saying, 

The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man 

which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, 

his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, 

and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, 

and brought forth fruit, 

then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came 

and said unto him, 

Sir, 

didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? 

from whence then hath it tares?

28 He said unto them, 

An enemy hath done this

The servants said unto him, 

Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, 

Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, 

ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest

and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 

Gather ye together first the tares, 

and bind them in bundles to burn them: 

but gather the wheat into my barn.


And here's the LORD's explanation:

Matthew 13:36-43 

King James Version

36 Then Jesus sent the multitude away, 

and went into the house: 

and his disciples came unto him, 

saying, 

Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

37 He answered and said unto them, 

He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;

38 The field is the world; 

the good seed are the children of the kingdom

but the tares are the children of the wicked one;

39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; 

the harvest is the end of the world

and the reapers are the angels.

40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire; 

so shall it be in the end of this world.

41 The Son of man shall send forth his angels, 

and they shall gather out of his kingdom 

all things that offend, 

and them which do iniquity;

42 And shall cast them into a furnace of fire

there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

43 Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun 

in the kingdom of their Father

Who hath ears to hear, 

let him hear.


Both good and evil must co-exist -- according to the will, and design, of the FATHER.

As the tares (the "children of the wicked one") have taken residence among the wheat (the "children of the kingdom"), seeking to corrupt them, God makes sure the plantings are not "disturbed", lest "while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them".

A time for harvest will occur.

Sure, it will be chaos before the harvest, as it has been.

But those who endure , will be saved.

Matthew 24:13 

King James Version

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, 

the same shall be saved.


When the day of harvest comes, and the angels reap -- separating the wheat from the tares -- "Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father". 

Every day is an opportunity to choose GOD.

Which one are you?

Wheat, or tares?


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Updated 25 March 2022


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