4. What Is God’s Solution to Evil? 

If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us
our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 John 1:9

God forgives our dark side – if we ask. (Why pretend we don’t
need help?!)

Remember that the heart of the human problem – is the problem
of the human heart

When Jesus became a man, He died to take the death our sins
deserve – so we get eternal life! He absorbed human evil and guilt,
and showed that God has felt all our pain and cares deeply.

  • God builds our good side: 'Don’t let evil defeat you –
    defeat evil with good.'
      (see Romans 12:21.)
  • Eventually, God will destroy evil and everyone who keeps
    choosing it. Judgment Day may sound harsh, but what else
    could God do? Choosing evil is choosing death, and God
    gives us choice.

If you were God, would you let stubborn child-abusers live forever?
Would you be a dictator and force them to change their minds? The
kindest option is that they just fade away.

  •  God makes a 'new earth' ...
    There’ll be no pain, sickness, violence or death for people
    who’ve overcome their dark side with His   help. He takes
    the evil out of nature and the result is peace: in the Bible’s
    words, ‘the wolf will live with the lamb’ (Isaiah 11:6, NIV-UK).
    (See our guide, ‘Is Heaven Real?’)