Biblical Concept: The Will of God and Bad Events
It is God’s will for the earth to be the location for resolving the Angelic Conflict (Genesis 3:4-5 and 3:14-15). God’s will judged angelic and human disobedience and the judgment extended to all creation (Genesis 3:17-19 and Romans 8:18-22). The major angelic assault of Genesis 6:1-13 demonstrates that God’s permissive will is allowing sin and evil to dominate earth (Compare Genesis 15:16, Matthew 4:8-9, 1 John 5:19, and Ephesians 2:2). It was God’s will for only eight humans to be brought through the following flood (1 Peter 3:20).
NAS 1 Corinthians 4:9 For, I think, God has exhibited us apostles last of all, as men condemned to death; because we have become a spectacle to the world, both to angels and to men. (Spiritual leaders are a spectacle to the world, angels, and humans. “Spectacle” = theatron / qe,atron = theatre, spectacle. Meaning: The world will always attempt to turn Christianity into a comedy.)
NAS Romans 12:1 I urge you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Meaning: World versus the “good and acceptable and perfect“ will of God. The humanistic socialistic standards of the world--“conformed”--do not include the spiritual standards of God. Be encouraged by 1 Corinthians 7:31.)
NAS Proverbs 16:4 The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, Even the wicked for the day of evil. (Meaning: God created free will creatures and some of them became wicked = bad events for earth.)
NAS Hebrews 2:5 For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking. (Meaning: This current world is subject to angels, who are not currently subject to God according to 2:8 = bad events for earth.)
NAS Hebrews 10:12 but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, SAT DOWN AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD, 13 waiting from that time onward UNTIL HIS ENEMIES BE MADE A FOOTSTOOL FOR HIS FEET. (Meaning: Current earth history includes the process of defeating God’s enemies—earth is a war zone. See Biblical Concept: War and item: “War until the Second Advent.”)
NAS 2 Thessalonians 2:7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way. (Meaning: Earth is a lawless place under restraint.)
NAS 1 John 2:15 Do not love the world, nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God abides forever. (Meaning: Earth = a life of lust apart from God = bad events.)
NAS Genesis 15:16 Then in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete. (Meaning: God is allowing sin and evil to run its course in earth history. Believers are not immune from this effect. See Biblical Concept: Disaster Theorem.)
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NAS Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said to the woman, "You surely shall not die! 5 "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
NAS Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly shall you go, And dust shall you eat All the days of your life; 15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel."
NAS Genesis 3:17 Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it '; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. 18 "Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you; And you shall eat the plants of the field; 19 By the sweat of your face You shall eat bread, Till you return to the ground, Because from it you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return."
NAS Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19 For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
NAS Genesis 6:1 Now it came about, when men began to multiply on the face of the land, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God saw that the daughters of men were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves, whomever they chose. 3 Then the LORD said, "My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, because he also is flesh; nevertheless his days shall be one hundred and twenty years." 4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men, and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. 5 Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And the LORD was sorry that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. 7 And the LORD said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, from man to animals to creeping things and to birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them." 8 But Noah found favor in the eyes of the LORD. 9 These are the records of the generations of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless in his time; Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah became the father of three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 11 Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. 12 And God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. 13 Then God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.
NAS Genesis 15:16 "Then in the fourth generation they shall return here, for the iniquity of the Amorite is not yet complete."
NAS Matthew 4:8 Again, the devil *took Him to a very high mountain, and *showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory; 9 and he said to Him, "All these things will I give You, if You fall down and worship me."
NAS 1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
NAS Ephesians 2:2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
NAS 1 Peter 3:20 who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.
NAS 1 Corinthians 7:31 and those who use the world, as though they did not make full use of it; for the form of this world is passing away.
NAS Hebrews 2:8 THOU HAST PUT ALL THINGS IN SUBJECTION UNDER HIS FEET. "For in subjecting all things to him, He left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we do not yet see all things subjected to him.