The God Who Punishes the Sins of Disobedience

10/08/2016 66 Comments


As it appears, God is expected by people, who are not learned in the way of the Bible, to stop criminality and the vicious cycle of corruption - without any move from people involved.

But aren’t people the cause of moral evil – who do drugs, crimes, and corruption?

In the case of the Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte who won the elections on a platform of stopping drugs, criminality, and corruption, in his moments of ruminating the complexity of problems besetting his fight, he speaks out his mind and the subconscious asks questions.

But he is not alone. When evil comes to a point wherein man finds himself helpless, he asks, "Where is God? Why all this senseless trouble in the world? This may come to a point of doubting His very existence.

It is because we expect that God is good and that He can destroy evil. But He cannot simply do things for man as in destroying the evil around without sacrificing his intentions for mankind.

Here are the truths in the Bible:

1. God caused the existence of everything that is good!

THE ROMANS 1:19-20 
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them. 
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

In the original state of creation, everything was "very good!"

GENESIS 1:31 
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

2. God gave man the most wonderful power he has: the freedom of choice.

JOB 34:4 (RSV) 
Let us choose what is right; let us determine among ourselves what is good.

Except where such act may prevent others from exercising their freedoms, we have the right to exercise our own in any manner we choose. But we have to be more than robots to enjoy what’s free to do, like having one’s choice of food, one’s preference for tastes, for color, for smell, and even for the person to love like a husband or a wife.

The freedom to choose or "free will" was given by the Creator; we have the power to choose between good and evil, to some extent that there are those who think it is all right to disobey God.

DEUTERONOMY 30:19 
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

The caring God, our Creator, even emphasized, "Therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." But the adventurous prefer to choose the opposite of God's will! This is where every corruption and criminality begins.

II THESSALONIANS 2:11-12 
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The reason why people believe in delusions and lies and evil is their utter disregard for truth! This resulted in a host of criminalities that beset the human race!

THE ROMANS 1:28-32 
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 
31 Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

What aggravates evilness is people's disregard for capital punishment. The Bible states in verse 32, "Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them."

In other words, punishment (whatever it is) is expected for such acts. Punishment as defined is “the infliction or imposition of a penalty as retribution for an offense.” According to behavior experts, punishment is an important tool in dealing with dangerous behaviors that have to be stopped. Although God Himself is a punisher, He has given government the authority to determine what punishment is due to its citizens for any corresponding crime.

ROMANS 13:1 
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.

It is the sense of allowing evil and having pleasure in evil that multiply evil in human society! And evil would progressively continue within a society with such permissive disposition.

II TIMOTHY 3:13 
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

In all these, God must not be blamed or doubted! We know by conscience that those to be blamed are the leaders allowing evil!

Meanwhile, the difference with God and man is that the former does not execute judgment immediately, giving a sinner the chance to repent.

II PETER 3:9 
The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Although there are evil people who benefit from God's longsuffering, evil people take advantage of the time to do more evil, not understanding God's goodness! Instead of taking the opportunity to change, they take the time to extend their evil works.

ECCLESIASTES 8:11 
Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

THE ROMANS 2:4 
Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?

So what about the doubt of God's existence because of the evil that now besets human society? A wise student of the Bible would consider this: Things happen as living testimonies that what the word of God has been saying all along is true. First, He exists. That is an undeniable truth. Second, if people will not believe and follow Him, all evil shall abound!

DEUTERONOMY 28:58-68 
58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD; 
59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. 
60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. 
61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. 
62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God. 
63 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to naught; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it. 
64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone. 
65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: 
66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: 
67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. 
68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spoke unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.

As stated in these verses, the result of not obeying God’s words are plagues, diseases, sickness, death, a scattering among nations, having to serve other gods, even wood and stone; and being a stranger in other lands where there is constant sorrow and fear. In many forms, these are observed everywhere and to some extent are being experienced by many – including Filipinos.

In sum: Where is God? He is existing. The good God is existing but evil abound due to man’s rebellion: that of not observing his words. Man suffers from his own making.

Is God to be blamed for society with worsening ills? No. They who allow evil to flourish are to blame. They who allow the pleasure of sin.

66 comments:

  1. Punishment is justice for offenders

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  2. Thanks Be To God 💝 for enlightened our mind.

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  3. Very informative and new knowledge for us to believe in the words of God that this things happened bcoz of mans doing and we should never blame God. Thanks be to God!

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  4. Thanks Be To God 💝 for enlightened our mind.

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  5. Yes it is true that God gave us "Free Will" to choose in accordance with the will of God or by our own self. God used so many options for us to choose what is right but people turned away from his commandments instead they sought their own inventions. Again a very enlightening blog. Hope many people may read this. God bless Bro. Eli.

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  6. Yes,it's truly an expose to know the manner of freewill in this blog. Because not all freedom is expedient eventhough they; are in the nation of liberal lifestyle.For that we need to be respectful to the authority being submitted to the law and order is ought to be bemeficial for the welfare of every citizen. What more!that we ought to behave ourself to the living God..

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  7. Another wonderful blog Mr Controversy. There is a God who is good but there are evil in the world because of the disobedience of man.

    Thanks be to GOD.
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY

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  8. There is indeed a need for people to learn the wisdom of God.
    People blame God because of ignorance.

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  9. What I got from this blog are undeniable truths:
    1. God exists
    2. God caused everything that is good for the benefit of men.
    3. God gave men free will.
    4. If people will not believe and follow God, all evil shall abound.
    4. But God does not punish immediately; His longsuffering allows time for men to repent.
    5. But He allowed the government to punish transgressors so evil won't flourish.
    6. Who to blame? The leaders who allow evil to flourish!

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  10. With all God's admonitions, you set your own wicked ways. At the end, blame your self not the Creator!!!

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  11. the wicked win only at the beginning but in the end still the righteous will rise...thanks be to GOD to his unspeakable gift...

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    1. Job_20:5  That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?

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  12. Walang hanggang kadakilaan ang Dios na lumalang ng lahat ng bagay. Tumingin lang po tayo sa sarili nating katawan ay katunayang nag e-exist po Sya. Yun lang pong digestive system natin ay kamangha mangha na. Sa katunayan po ay ibinigay na Nya ang lahat sa atin, mga masusustansyang gulay at prutas, na nagsisilbing pagkain at gamot natin. Ang tubig na pantawid uhaw at panlinis. Ang oxygen na hinihinga natin na sya namang inilalabas ng mga puno at halaman. At hihingahin naman nila ang carbon dioxide na ilalabas natin. Kamanghamangha po talaga ang creation ni God. Binigyan pa tayo ng free will, samantalang Sya ang makapangyarihan sa lahat na maaring gawin Nya na maging robot tayo pero hindi po Nya ginawa. Sapagkat Sya po ay Hustisya at nais Nyang makapamili po tayo. Sa mga sandali pong nagkakamali po tayo ng pagpili ay wag po tayong mabalisa at wala naman pong matuwid na di nagkakasala. Magtiwala po tayo sa Dios at Sya din po ang gagawa upang maging matibay tayo. Sa mga nagkakalat ng droga at mga kriminalidad, Dios na po ang bahala sa inyo, kung makalusot man kayo sa mundong ito ay paniguradong wala po kayong ligtas sa araw ng kaparusahan. Sana hanggat nagpapahinuhod pa po ang Dios ay magsisi at magbalik loob na po tayo sa Dios.

    Pinahintulot po na manalo sa eleksyon ang Pangulong Duterte para mapuksa ang droga at corruption sa bansa natin na matagal ng problema. Katunayang mahal ng Dios ang bansang Pilipinas. Maraming Salamat po sa Dios at sa Panginoong Jesucristo. To God be the Glory!!!

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  13. Thanks God for these word of wisdom through Christ Jesus ..Amen

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  14. It is saddening to note that some blame God for their mishaps brought by their own doings. That is just so unfair and ungodly. Never question Him for he knows what 's best for all of us,besides we are given free will to choose. So we must be ready with consequences of our actions. God is a God of justice.

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  15. a long suffering God is always giving chance for mankind to repent but such chance is being taken advantage to do more evil--that is for their destruction after all. Thanks be to a God of Justice!

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  16. God gave us free will to do good or evil. It's up to a man which is which he should choose. But in the end the will of God Almighty shall prevail! TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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  17. HOPING that president Digong read this blog!!!

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  18. As long as men could not fully understand WHO God is, they would not learn how to fear God.
    ...let us help our leaders in faith in all aspects of their undertakings glorifying God.

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  19. One observable truth in the bible is that Satan is sentenced to hell but he isn't thrown there right away. Therefore, if Satan is given time, what more of mankind. Our existence has to be proven better because of his SON. We must be thankful.

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  20. as long as men do not know and understand who God is, they could not learn how to fear Him.
    Helping our leaders in faith fastracks their undertakings glorifying our God

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  21. as long as men do not know and understand who God is, they could not learn how to fear Him.
    In helping our leaders in faith fastracks their undertakings glorifying our God.

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  22. TO GOD BE THE GLORY.....ang ganda ng topic well done

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  23. Thanks be to God for this wonderful blog!

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  24. While reading this blog with its verses, I felt more fear as well as more respect for our Creator who's the one giving us the most wonderful power we have: "the freedom of choice".

    If we do the opposite things from what God have commanded for his people, we might be worthy of life sufferings and to the extent DEATH!

    Like what was written in Deuteronomy 30:19 that says:
    "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you LIFE and DEATH, BLESSING and CURSING: therefore CHOOSE LIFE, that both you and your seed may live."

    And in Job 34:4(RSV) that says:
    "Let us choose what is right; let us determine among ourselves what is good."

    Therefore we have the option to disobey His commandments but after all we'll surely face his Punishment.

    Thanks be to God Almighty for our opportunity to serve Him with all our best!
    #WhereIsGod, #MCGI

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  25. Thanks be to God for a very informative and sensible blog.

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  26. Really Nice. To God be the glory.

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  27. Truly enlightening. To God be the glory.

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  28. very enlightening. thanks be to God for this good read.

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  29. Habang may pagkakataon.
    #WhereIsGod

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  30. To God Be The Glory for this enlightening piece....

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  31. If there is a GOD, why are there so many evil things in this world ?
    "Duterte declared he believes in God but His existence has been a never-ending question for him because of the endless agony observed all around." For somebody like Duterte, this is an absolute abstruseness. To an MCGI, this makes perfect sense.

    There was an atheist in Twitter who was disparaging me for being a christian and challenged me by questioning my faith. He said, "If there is a GOD, why too many evil things and why does your GOD allow it? I said, the fact that you recognize evil means there i a GOD because evil fears GOD. And secondly, you maybe right when you said that GOD may have allowed it. But allowing it ....does not mean doing it yourself. The same as to saying, I allowed you to question my faith, but I didn't ask you to question my faith. Allowing is always a passive word.After all, the bible said that GOD caused the existence of everything that is good. While all the result of not obeying God’s words are plagues, diseases, sickness, death are due to our transgressions.

    Is Duterte to blame for all the extrajudicial killings and current mass murders and summary executions? Is there an innuendo on the part of the lawmakers as to how to resolve these atrocities and nefarious shootings of alleged drug users and pushers? I think we have already answered that question previously. What you may have allowed does not mean you perpetrated it. After all, we all know the politics behind all these. An evil cohort is just as expendable.

    Thanks be to GOD for this short but eloquently written blog.
    To GOD be the GLORY!


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  32. GOD give us conscience and freewill to know good and evil, GOD want us to choose what is good and rigth, and He' merciful has long suffering to the sinners want them to repent and give chance to salavation, thanks be to GOD.

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  33. II PETER 3:9
    The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

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  34. There is no one other than Mr Controversy that puts it so well.
    Thanks be to God for someone like him.

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  35. Let us all obey what our GOD wants us to do and there will be no chaos, plaques, diseases, sickness and etc that will come to us.Thanks for this enlightening blog, Bro. Ely. Thanks be to GOD

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  36. GOD manifests to the CHURCH of GOD. This is why not everyone in the world can't find him. Not everyone is chosen for a particular task of the Kingdom of GOD in the last days. They are still asking, where is GOD? just as the president DU30 said. In the 1000 year period, the kingdom of GOD will do the greatest evangelical mission on Earth that all people may be saved. Though, He has various ways, but I believe that this particular place in time is not for everyone. Let anyone thankful when he is called. You have job to do.

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  37. God in the bible is justice.
    Salamat sa Dios.

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  38. If you have known GOD and tasted the power and goodness of the kingdom then turned back it's better for one not to know the truth and be better off the mercy in the judgment seat of GOD. It's the worst insult to The eternal presence of most powerful GOD that a called out ones will ever commit. I can't imagine that feeling of GOD why all these curses will ever happen to once a member of the CHURCH of GOD. I felt obliged to suffer the future with his Son because of his goodness. It's such an incomparable power to become som of GOD!













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  39. Our duly constituted government is authorized by law to impose appropriate punishment for all citizens who commit the corresponding crimes that should be stopped immediately to protect law abiding ones. In this regard, capital punishment for heinous crimes like drug pushings, murders, etc., may now be reconsider and its implementation should be swift and certain to set as deterrent for hardened criminals in our society.

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  40. Looking for a better understanding and knowledge. mr controversy posses knowledge from God...unselfishly shared informative and new knowledge for us to believe in the words of God. Thanks be to God!

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  41. HE is a True and Living GOD,THANKS BE TO GOD FOR HIS UNSPEAKABLE GIFT,TO GOD BE THE GLORY FOREVER AND EVER AMEN

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  42. "God is truly existing! The good God is existing but evil abound due to man’s rebellion: that of not observing his words. Man suffers from his own making."

    Thanks be to God to this wonderful blog! To God be the Glory!

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  43. That's True, We have a freedom to choose..We have a freewill. We can choose what is right and what is wrong, That is our choice.. The Bible is recommending to choose a life. Deut. 30:19.. We have to believe in GOD. GOD is exist.. You cannot deny that..Evil doers is the only one experiencing that there is no GOD..I'm Pity to them.

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  44. Thank God for an a very enlightening blog. Let us share this blog to our fellow men.

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  45. Thanks be to God for a very informative and sensible blog.

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  46. sana mabasa ni Pres Duterte ang blog na ito,

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  47. Wonderful message! God shouldnt be blame but the evil doers. Thanks be to God

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  48. As i watched and learned that our President Duterte is questioning 'Where is God' -I have this feeling that this will be the next topic/blog of Mr.Controversy...and It was so... I am really moved that Mr. Controversy had this topic included and very well explained the existence of the Real God in the Bible... the reason why this heinous crime happened in our time. I hope , when I shared this blog, people will know and understand the context of Pres.Duterte's question, and the answer to his question ,by the teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks be to God

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  49. God gave man his free will..which i certainly believe if a man is given a chance to choose whether he will be given free will or not; man would chose the former.

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  50. These are indeed God's words unfolding before us, clearing all the doubts to the existence of an Almighty God. Thanks be to God for this understanding.

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  51. I couldn't agree more. No further questions thru Mr.Controversys blog no more no less according to the bible.

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  52. Full of Biblical Wisdom and Logic.... hoping that it will help to enlighten those people that question our good God.

    Gloria a Dios .....
    #WhereIsGod? He is existing. The good God is existing but evil abound due to man’s rebellion: that of not observing his words. Man suffers from his own making. - Amen

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  53. good God is existing but evil abound due to man’s rebellion

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  54. Let us always cleave to what is good.
    Thanks be to GOD for another amazing blog.

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