Monday, April 9, 2018


A young man just asked me a tough question: “Why did God allow Adolph Hitler?” Here is my answer:

“Thanks for your very important question about Hitler. I think that we can answer this question the same way that we answer a similar question – “Why did God allow Adam and Eve to be tempted? Allowing this allowed sin and death to enter into the world. Because God is all-knowing, He knew what would happen. Because He is all-powerful , He could have stopped it. Why didn’t He stop it?”

Here is the best answer we can give. I’m sorry if it is incomplete – God allowed something bad to happen so that He could do something much better. He allowed the Fall into sin and death because it was necessary to bring about something better – Jesus dying for our sins and an eternity in heaven.

In the same way, by allowing Hitler, He would bring about something far better.

I’m sorry if this answer is very limited, but we humans never have complete answers, especially for questions that are so great. Please also think about these verses:

Romans 8:18-22 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.
19  For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God.
20  For the creation was subjected to futility [the Fall], not willingly, but because of him [God] who subjected it, in hope [of heaven]
21  that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God [in heaven].
22  For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.

Your Brother Daniel

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