This is a question I’ve gotten asked A LOT over the years. I’ve answered it (in a different way) on my YouTube channel but figured I’d answer it here as well. The answer is simple: There is an enemy of God that will do whatever he can to try to give God a bad name, make it seem like God is the evil one, and dupe people into believing God is not loving; all to ultimately stop humanity from having a relationship with their loving Creator. That enemy is Satan.
Satan hates humanity because they are an extension of God. They are God’s creation, God’s children, and an expansion of God’s kingdom.
Satan uses lies to get God’s own children, (human beings), turned against Him. Lies like: “If God were so good, why does He allow suffering? You really think if He existed, He’d allow this kind of pain in the world?” And yet, the truth is, Satan is the one that caused that suffering!
I could go into great detail as to how all suffering, pain, and disease in the world is linked to a lie that Satan propagated, or linked to a Satanic (anti-God) belief or character trait (greed, selfishness, lust, murder, envy, rape, witchcraft; these are all acts of Satan that bring more pain and suffering into the world). The truth is that God is not the enemy, Satan is.
The Bible tells us that “the enemy came to steal, kill, and destroy, but Jesus came so that we could have life, and have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Satan is the destroyer, the murderer, the liar, and the thief. God is the Creator, the Lover, the Provider, the Healer. God wants to bless humanity. God wants people to experience His goodness. And that happens when we follow the commands He put in place for our own well-being, protection, benefit, and blessings. God isn’t some tyrant in heaven who doesn’t like to have fun and just wants to be a killjoy 😂 On the contrary, the commands he gave us are designed so that we can have MORE fun and enjoyment out of life! 😄 A life with God in the center is a life that is blessed! ❤️✨