If God Exists, Why Doesn’t He Stop Rapists From Raping or Murderers From Murdering?

Peter Guirguis Apologetics 25 Comments

If God exists, then how come He doesn’t stop rapists from raping?

Or why doesn’t He stop murderers from killing?

Or why doesn’t God stop fatal car accidents from happening?

These types of questions are excellent questions and they’re extremely common.

I asked these questions too when my family was going through an extremely difficult time in the past.

Why This Question is So Popular

Part of the reason this question is so common is because it’s tied to tragic events that happen in our lives.

If you’ve experienced tragedy in your past, then it can easily cause you to question whether God exists.

In fact, this question has many answers, and I’ve answered it in this blog post over here.

Today, I want to give you the answer that Ravi Zacharias gives.

If you’re not familiar with who Ravi is, he is a world-famous philosopher, apologist, and ministry leader.

Ravi is a sought-after speaker, and his videos have been viewed millions of times on Facebook and YouTube.

In fact, this video below has more than 10 million views on Facebook alone.

So now, here is Ravi’s answer to the question of, “If God exists, then why doesn’t He stop tragic events from happening in the world?”

After you watch it, please comment on the question below the video because your answer will help Christians and unbelievers get the answers they are searching for.

 

In your opinion, why do you think God doesn’t stop all the bad things from happening in our world today?

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    I believe that God never says in the Bible that He is responsible for stopping all bad things from happening in the world. In fact, evil things that happen in our world today are a result of sin.

    But God does promise that He will work out all things together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. That includes God working out the bad things that happen to us that are a result of the fallen world we live in.

    1. I just now watched the video you posted on this blog and I heard about the attacks from Brussels from yesterday. I never actually thought about it honestly. I sometime wonder why is bad things happening in this world? Like ISIS for example. I sometime get angry whenever I hear the attacks and it breaks my heart at times and wondered “Why is this happening? Why isn’t God going to do something about the ISIS?” Truthfully I thought of that but to realize that maybe God is willing to work things out for good.
      Maybe this earth that we’re living in is really not our home.

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        In relation to what you said, Anum, have you ever thought about this: that God cares for the salvation of those Isis terrorists? That’s what gets me. I get so angry and I have to say that I do not have any love for any Isis terrorists.

        Yet God’s Word says that God isn’t willing that anyone should perish but that all should come to repentance. That includes suicide bombers, terrorists, and other types of murderers. That just boggles my mind. God’s love is so deep and it’s beyond our understanding.

      2. As a belgian. these attacks were horrible yes. it brought despair..it brought pain and suffering.
        But it also brought fellowship.it brought Love,It showed people how tiny the veil between life and death is.
        It shook people up…to either think about what happens after death..or wonder where they have gone?
        God knows stuff we don’t.In the end its him who is right.
        The events of ISIS aren’t over yet.But i’m sure god knows what he is doing.
        Amen God bless

  2. This is a sinful world. This is not heaven on earth. Evil abounds. Heaven can be your home if u come to Jesus and ask to be cleansed of sin. For only He can cleanse. Ask.

    1. That is true since this all makes sense now to me and my perspective (I am still growing and also my faith so that’s why I wanted to say this in honest opinion.)

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  3. This is a great video. I had an indepth talk with a good friend yesterday who is an athiest. I wish I was a little better at explaining things, but still even though it got a little heated, I think that we are both thinking about what the other person said.

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      That’s great Robert. It’s wonderful to see you out there actively sharing your faith and trying to win your atheist friend for Christ.

      Please feel free to share your friend’s first name in the comments, and the Not Ashamed of the Gospel community will commit to praying for his salvation.

  4. I often lose sight of how much God loves us, especially when evil and hurtful events of the past week take place. This video brought into perspective for me Godly Love, as I realized that God allows us to make bad choices in order that we through our love can see the true value of His creation. Not sure if I got across my exact feelings to you all with these words, but God is a wise and wonderful Living Deity. It would be wise of us to lay aside our supposed human wisdom in the face of His wonderful provisions.
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      You came across with your comment just perfectly, Larry. I can relate to what you are saying because it’s also a part of my testimony. I’m sure you’re thankful that God causes all things to work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose.

      God bless you Larry, And and I hope you have a blessed Easter.

  5. An awesome answer from Ravi Zacharias, a great teacher of the Word. It was a really help for me on this subject. Thank you so much for posting this video, Peter. God bless you!

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  6. God has a plan and purpose for each and everyone of us. Only He can foresee the end results of the multiple choices we make each and every moment of our existence. To Him be the Glory.

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      I like the way you said that, Don, that we all have “multiple choices.” What you just said reminds me of that verse in Romans 8:29. It’s so cool how the Lord causes all of our “multiple choices” to work together for our good.

      Thanks Don for your remarkable insight!

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  7. Great ? Peter… Just as God gave Adam and eve a choice in the garden of eden, he give us that same choice. Without free will we would be nothing more than robots… puppets on a string! Thank God for his eternal love and grace. Happy Good Friday, all Praise and Honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…

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  8. Peter. Great post! Its so easy to try and make sense out of the senseless evils that sometimes abound but as Ravi so simply and honestly says “what do I know about these things”. The older I get the more peace I have in saying that God IS love and all is well. He is the creator and I trust!!!

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  10. I THANK GOD, FOR BEING A FORGIVING GOD, WHAT WOULD I BE WITHOUT IS LOVE, I AM A SINNER AND KNOW IT, TO KNOW THAT GOD CONTINUES TO LOVE AND FORGIVE MY PAST, IT TOOK A BLINK OF A EYE TO FORGIVE ME AND GIVE ME NEW LIFE, FOR THOSE WHO QUESTION IF GOD IS REAL, WHY DON’T KNEEL DOWN IN FAITH AND REPENT FOR THERE UNBELIEF , AND SEE WHAT A GREAT GOD HE IS, THEY HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE, EVERYTHING TO GAIN, I’M GLAD I DID THANK YOU GOD FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO FOR ME AND MY FAMILY.

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