How can a perfect just god do evil things?

“Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to offer your prayer: If you remain quietly in this land I will build you up, and not tear you down; I will plant you, not uproot you; for I regret the evil I have done you.” (Jeremiah 42:9-10 NAB)

15 Answers

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    You've made your decision, and it's false.

    Blame ENGLISH, not God.

    Let's look, even though you're CLOSED minded?

    bad, unpleasant, giving pain, unhappiness, misery: ימים רעים evil days (of trial

    You have a little kid? You love this tyke. He INSISTS on running right into the nearby corner where cars careen out of control. He is able to climb the fence, shrieks with excitement?

    God uses punishment to prevent disaster.

    Talking does not work.

    Removing privileges brings on his rage.

    Just an example.

    But you know better, right?

  • 2 years ago

    In the days that the Bible was translated into English, "evil" could mean any inconvenience, dear one. Think again.

  • 2 years ago

    God does not do evil things. You must learn about generalities and figures of speech.

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Just makes for a good story by the religious leaders of the time.

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  • 2 years ago

    Seems clear enough. They have reaped what they sowed, now God is willing to start anew and restore them if they on their part are willing to be obedient.

    Justice for transgressors is evil things to them. Mercy is to spare and restore if they return.

    Isn't that what you would want?

  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Because it’s an evil god

  • 2 years ago

    A perfect and just God would *not* do evil things. Therefore it is easily discerned that Yahweh-Jehovah is neither spiritually perfect *nor* just. *Lots* of human beings are considerably more spiritually advanced and genuinely *good* people than is the evil Jehovah. It is *foolish* to expect perfection and justice from an entity who is a *liar* and a *murderer*.

  • Steven
    Lv 4
    2 years ago

    Yes He is the absolute powerful God. The Christian God. He gives power to whom He desires to and takes it away if He wants.

  • 2 years ago

    Sometimes it helps to check a lexicon, because sometimes the option for a Hebrew word change what it shows in English, there are many meanings to the Hebrew word for evil.

    Jeremiah 42:9-10

    9 He said to them, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, to whom you sent me to present your petition, says: 10 ‘If you stay in this land, I will build you up and not tear you down; I will plant you and not uproot you, for I have relented concerning the disaster I have inflicted on you.

    It means God isn't going to continue a harmful thing if they stay quietly in their country.

    The Hebrew word for Evil is pronounced "Ra", which means many things. That is why I told you the options of the translators are sometimes many.

    Source(s): bisexual Christian
  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    A person can better comprehend the Mystery of Divine Omnibenevolence by reciting daily and with care 7 Hail Marys, one each while meditating on each of the Seven Sorrows of the Virgin Mary. Further information about this devotion is available online.

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