Two thousand years ago, God came to earth in a form that we could recognise and understand. He came to offer us mercy and grace.
Our response was to spit in His face. We pulled out His beard, beat Him with fists and rods and whips until He was unrecognisable. Then we hung Him naked on a Roman cross until dead.
Surprisingly, from a human perspective, HIS offer of mercy and grace still stands.
One day soon, too soon for many, Jesus will gather to Himself and bring safely home those who have accepted that offer.
I hope to see you there.
Because Creator God is all powerful, He CAN rid the cosmos of evil
Because Creator God is all good, He WILL rid the cosmos of evil
Because Creator God is using the consequences of evil to change humankind, and to separate those for and against Him, evil is still present
Creator God has told us ahead of time so that no one will be taken by surprise, that one day soon He CAN and WILL rid the cosmos of evil, including those who have decided to side with evil and rebel against their Creator.