Good morning George.
Looks like you just did.
So, you actually LIKE evil, and think that humans should be allowed to destroy themselves, and everyone else, while they’re committing all that evil?
Well, I have what I suppose could be classified as good news for you.
Jesus said that unless the days of the end would be cut short, no flesh would survive, but for the sake of the elect, they would be cut short.
I.e., humans will be given EXACTLY that— to become so evil that they would utterly destroy themselves, their fellow man, and planet earth.
I realize that the idea of God’s judgment is odious to you, and you find it disconcerting, and indeed downright terrifying. It’s actually SUPPOSED to bother you enough to get you to turn to Him, from your sin, so you can escape the coming calamity.
This is EXACTLY why Jesus came.
To save us from our sin, and evil.
So, here’s the thing. According to Genesis 6, God said that the thoughts and intents of men’s hearts were only continually evil. And it was because of this that he was going to give humans 120 years to repent, and believe Him. I don’t know about you, but that’s over twice my present age. Seems like an awful long time to give people a chance to rectify their choices in life.
The next incidence we read where God is going to judge a people group is in Genesis 15. He’s giving the people who are the indigenous peoples in the present land of Israel, formerly known as Canaan, 400 years to rectify their choices in life.
He gave the people of Egypt the same amount of time.
We further read that there are several people groups throughout history which are given increasing amounts of time to turn to God, from their sin, so as to escape the coming judgment on sin/evil.
So… why go through all that destruction?
To save us from our stupidity, I suppose. It appears that God thinks enough of us to give us the opportunity to escape, and seek a safe haven, when it all starts to go sideways.
So… you get to decide… do you matter enough to take advantage of the gift God is giving you, or do you continue to mock, and disdain his kindness, and be like the others who think so poorly of themselves that they can just ignore it all?
The curious thing is— the bible calls those who seek the safety of God’s protection from judgment---- wise. IT calls those who ignore God’s offer— fools.
It further says that those who reject God’s offer of eternal life— consider themselves unworthy.
The very fact that God considers us worth warning of coming danger should be enough to rattle your noggin, and get you to think. He could’ve just brought down the proverbial hammer, without warning, and ended it all right there. But noooooooo… he actually gave the people who died in the flood 120 years to deal with it. We then see that he gave the next group of people 400 years. And the subsequent group of people 1000 to 1200 years, and it’s now up to 2000 years.
Thus, it strikes me that with each new people group, he’s increasing the length of time, so that we have the time to recognize— judgment is coming… am I going to be smart enough to take advantage of the safe haven being offered, or will I continue to act foolishly?
No one escapes judgment George. Every single human being will give an account for their lives.