The God Who Punishes the Sins of Disobedience

10/08/2016 36 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!"

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.


  1. Punishment is justice for offenders

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

  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!

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

  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.

  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..

  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.

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

  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!

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

  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...

  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!!!

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

  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.

  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!

  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!

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

  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.

  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.

  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

  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.

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

  23. Thanks be to God for this wonderful blog!

  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

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

  26. Really Nice. To God be the glory.

  27. Truly enlightening. To God be the glory.

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

  29. Habang may pagkakataon.

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

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