Have you ever thought that if Adam and Eve weren’t disobedient in the garden of Eden that you wouldn’t be here?
Strange that isn’t it? That if Adam and Eve hadn’t have committed one of the worst sins – according to the orthodox perspective – then the best thing in your life wouldn’t have happened.
Not only your own life but that of your parents, your brothers and sisters, your friends, and all the people you hate and love.
What about the holocaust? Surely no good could have come of that right?
Well think about it… If the holocaust hadn’t of happened then different people would have got together and people that are alive now wouldn’t be alive. The human race would be differently constituted.
Now you may or may not be one of these people but imagine you are. Think of the conflicting emotions you’d experience upon looking back at the holocaust.
Your Mum or Dad might tell you a story about a man or woman they loved before or during that time. They might have survived the holocaust but the person they loved may not have.
You hear your parent telling you this story and you see the regret and tragedy in their eyes. They really did love this person and this person’s death hurt and still hurts them.
But you look to your other parent. You see that if that other person was still alive your mum or your dad wouldn’t be with your mum or your dad. You realize that you wouldn’t be here. You are both grateful and saddened at the death of a person.
Don’t you see the close relationship between Good and Evil? Don’t you see how Good comes out of Evil? How ultimately all Evil will be brought to account and transformed into Good? How all things work to and for Good from the divine perspective?
Have you ever realized that the most wicked event in history was the crucifixion of Christ? Yet if he hadn’t of sacrificed himself like that, if those people hadn’t tortured him, if Israel had a different history (and their actual history contained tragedies such as parents eating their own children! Which crimes God takes full responsibility for!), if Israel had repented of what it was doing before it had slain the Lamb then the Lamb’s death wouldn’t have happened and – more importantly for us – neither would his resurrection have been necessary!
“that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of the glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the recognition of him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened, for your knowing what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what the exceeding greatness of His power to us who are believing, according to the working of the power of His might, which He wrought in the Christ, having raised him out of the dead, and did set [him] at His right hand in the heavenly [places], far above all principality, and authority, and might, and lordship, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in the coming one; and all things He did put under his feet, and did give him — head over all things to the assembly, which is his body, the fulness of Him who is filling the all in all,” Ephesians 1:17 – 23
If there were no evil there would be no inheritance.
If there were no death of Christ there would be no resurrection of Christ.
If we do not die then we shall never be raised into incorruptibility! (1 Corinthians 15 READ IT!!!!)
If Adam hadn’t of been disobedient then Jesus would have been unnecessary.
“He was chosen before the creation of the world” 1 Peter 1:20.
If God chose Jesus before the creation of the world that means that the disobedience of Adam was… was… was… Come on!!!
“For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly” Romans 8:20
Again read that whole passage it is glorious!
Once you realize that we are heirs of God, that God is in absolute control and that God loves us so profoundly that we just cannot begin to comprehend his love then you will have peace beyond understanding. Then you will be able to enter into His rest (Hebrews 4)!
But only He can give you that revelation!