Bad Things Happen to the Good, the Bad…and the Ugly.


Apparently, these ‘imaginary allegedly scientific-minded people’ has conceived the idea that bad things should not happen to good people. I believe they believe in earthquakes. Scientifically, it is the movement of the tectonic plates below the surface of the earth. Perhaps, they will ask: “why do earthquakes affects the good, and the bad, and the ugly?” They must ask science! And if science can not give them the answer, they should also say that science is ‘imaginary’.

But God, my God, in His magnificence, has a convincing answer to an understanding mind.

(Proverbs 8:8-9) “All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them. They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.”

In the days of Noah, we are told by the infallible word of God that:

“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.” (Genesis 7:11)

No human being in the time of Noah, and even later, when this account was written by Moses more than 3000 years ago, has any knowledge of the broken tectonic plates of the earth. But the Bible has it: proving that the information comes not from a mortal being, but from God.

Until now, no available scientific instrument can predict the exact time of an earthquake; and the Bible tells us the reason why.

(Hebrews 12:26-27) “Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven. And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain.”

The shaking of the earth, or an earthquake, denotes that the earth will pass away! This is believed by science, especially now that science has proven the demise of heavenly bodies like stars, when they have detected the ‘presence’ of black holes in the universe. The Bible has this to say:

(Psalms 102:25-26) “Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed…”

The spread of flu virus in the air, scientifically, is not caused by something evil. Where the direction of the movement of the air is, there the viruses will be carried. The pressure of the air in the sneeze of an infected person may bring the virus and the infection to the person nearest him or within five meters from him.

(http://www.health24.com/medical/Condition_centres/777-792-811-1701,16576.asp)

Sneezing is unpredictable, sometimes, even to the person who is going to sneeze. Catching flu is bad, but are we going to blame the air? If the air will not move, then the temperature of the earth will not be comfortable for humans. And in blaming the air, are you going to conclude that the air is ‘imaginary’? Idiots!

Are you going to device an unfavorable conclusion if the sun, which is good and intended by God for the goodness of good people, to shine even to idiots? I believe even idiots will not blame God for having His sun shine even to those who curse Him.

(Matthew 5:45) “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”

If good things happens even to the bad and the ugly (like you), and you do not complain, why are you going to blame God if a good person is infected by the flu virus? The Bible tells us that at random, this is reality.

(Ecclesiastes 9:2) “All things come alike to all: there is one event to the righteous, and to the wicked; to the good and to the clean, and to the unclean; to him that sacrificeth, and to him that sacrificeth not: as is the good, so is the sinner; and he that sweareth, as he that feareth an oath.”

Something good may happen to someone who is bad, and something perceived by the ignorant as bad, may happen to good people! But understanding in the word of God will teach us that these are not bad things at all.

(Romans 8:28) “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”

If a good person is cheated (which maybe regarded as something bad), he is given by God the chance to pardon and to forgive those who cheated him, thus, making him a better person.

(1 Corinthians 6:7) “Now therefore there is utterly a fault among you, because ye go to law one with another. Why do ye not rather take wrong? why do ye not rather suffer yourselves to be defrauded?”

The person whom you have forgiven realizing his fault and your kindness can also be turned to be a better person! This is God’s equitable dealings with people.

(2 Peter 3:9) “The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”

Good things happen to bad people to make them good! Bad things happen to good people to make them cautious, and to teach them to forgive and to have longsuffering, thus, making them not only good, but excellent!

When there is an epidemic of flu, stay away from people that sneeze. Have a little understanding of how the flu virus spreads; cover your nose when somebody sneezes; and avoid crowded places so that you will not catch flu, and later, because of your utter ignorance, blame it to anybody.

Here is a brotherly and a friendly advice, when the sun shines it carries goodness intended for the good of people. Bathe yourself with the sun’s rays early and as late as nine o’clock or at most ten o’clock in the morning. Human skin stimulated by sunlight will produce vitamin D which is good for your body! But do not expose yourself to the sun at the peak of its heat until after 2 pm, you might destroy yourself then blame the sun because of your ignorance, and forget the good things that it has done for you.

(Ecclesiastes 9:12-13) “For man also knoweth not his time: as the fishes that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falleth suddenly upon them. This wisdom have I seen also under the sun, and it seemed great unto me…”

 

God Bless.

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31 thoughts on “Bad Things Happen to the Good, the Bad…and the Ugly.

  1. Thanks be to God! Let us be grateful each day for His love and grace. Each day is a wonderful day with God.

  2. Thank GOD in CHRIST for HIS/His unchanging Love for all the saints!
    Perverts and Fictious people with imaginary minds by their false and unwise councel’s proved that The Word of GOD in CHRIST are for those that Love and seek GOD!

    More Power to you brother Eli

    GOD Bless in CHRIST

  3. It’s an Excellent view!

    GOD bless to you Brother Eli, may this an eye-opener for all of us that bad things, good things, rich and poor is just only to show the truthfulness of GOD words, such as for the;

    Poor and Rich:

    Mt:5:7: Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

    Bad and Good:

    Mt:5:8: Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

    EYES

  4. thanks be to GOD for having you as our minister in charge… what we have learned from you is such a wealth and i am not shy i am one of the members of church of God international. even the richest and influential person on earth can’t hear your teachings from their preacher.
    bro. eli keep on teaching the world w/ GOD’s word so people who seek HIS words could learn from you and have the chance to inherit His KINGDOM!!!!

  5. Wow!!! it’s PANTAS-tic!!! Thanks be to GOD!…
    I hope this ugly and imaginary person realizes all these evidences being shown by Bro Eli..
    and if it is not yet enough (for me, it is very much!), wait for more you imaginary being..

  6. For the children of God, nothing is bad. Such things only appear to be so to those who do not understand.

    This is such an enlightening article.

    I am looking forward to reading more posts from you, Bro. Eli..
    We miss you so much here in the Philippines!

  7. there is no other man on earth like the one sent of God, no one is like bro. eli………. thank God for using him for the enlightenment of many souls seeking the truth. more power bro eli!!!

  8. The end is coming very soon!! I hope and pray that you ‘imaginary people’ may open your hearts and be touched by the word of GOD, please stop being so stubborn!!! GOD loves you so much that he sent bro Eli to open your minds with the truth…

    The miracle they are waiting for is when the time comes it will happen in their own lives.. God will touch them we’ll see…

    AMEN! AMEN! AMEN!! Thank’s be to GOD bro Eli !!!

    Good Health and more Power!!

    dknAguel

  9. Glory be to GOD!!!
    I pray to God that more preacher like bro.eli enlighten the human race. He is a good preacher sent by God to the people of the Phils. and i pray for more years in his life.
    God Bless

  10. Very well explained thru the Words of God, this ARTICLE gives me more reason why I SHOULD ALWAYS GIVE THANKS TO GOD even if BAD THINGS HAPPEN to me, for I know now that this things happen for the better me! for my goodness even if at a first glance it looks bad but in the end of it the bottom line is its for my GOODNESS! Praise be the God of Israel for his unspeakble gifts! Thanks God for having a Preacher like Bro. Eli.

  11. Our God is a loving God, that is why we cannot contest on Him if bad things happen in this world. For we must all realize how God cares for all of us especially so if really do believe on Him. 1 Pet.5:7. Being righteous and God-fearing people does not mean excemption from the cruelties of this world. We must always remember the adversary (satan). He as an enemy of our God he will never cease to do evil, and in his anger he is triple-timing his wrath for he knew that he had but a short time only.Hence since we live in this world we should expect nothing but the worsts from him. But we must always put in mind that in the end still it is our God who will win the fight. So let us all stay firm in following God and steadfast in our faith.Nothing as in nothing is bad for God,after He had executed his will for our benefits.

  12. to black dragon, hope u make ur name white horse hehe…

    but it make a sense that you’re on the wrong track, by the

    way we’re happy as Christians for having like you, we

    enlighten most, we have Bro. Eli truly God sent

    Messenger in the last days..Hope u change ur mind and find

    ur way out of the dark…

  13. most of the time God knows us, more than ourselves..

    but time pass by if God teaches us, by means of bro. eli, we

    we grow on learning good things including our being…

    To God be the Glory!! We pray always that we can make it

    up to finish line…we love you brother eli……

  14. Black Dragon: Wow, what a bunch of garbage. You Christians really have a hard time thinking, huh?

    At least we use our God-given mind in serving Him, praising Him, glorifying His name. And our God taught us to think all things that are good and to put it into action. Philippians 4:8-9 says……..

    “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
    Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”

    In these things we use our minds and whole being, in thinking and doing all the good things which is in accordance with God’s will. And we are so thankful to God who gives us life, strength, and all the things we have, everyday of our lives.

    And yes, we Christians are really giving our time, if you called it as a hard time, thinking, thinking to do what is good to our fellow Christians and even to those people like you who are not one of us.

    We hope and pray to God, that through us garbage, you may somehow understand and be enlightened, by God’s grace and help.

  15. Black Dragon,your name suits your thought,it’s black!! HA HA HA HA! May God in His infinite mercy grant you the chance to change, and be named, what…. White Lamb…? why not.. Even those who crucified Christ were given Pardon. Father forgive him for he doesn’t know what he does,YOU are included in our prayers Blackie…

  16. These imaginary people are really something,they concoct things so idotic one can’t help but ask if there brains are imaginary too,I think they’d disagree with us if we tell them so.These atheist with ”scientific minds”,(they’d like to think so),are harping and yapping on everything just so they could show they are intelligent and logical and philosophical and everything -cal.I wish to see the day that God in His magnificence will put to shame the idiocies of these people who deny Him and His Goodness and Longsuffering.

    Hooray! for Bro.ELI for being an intrepid palladin and crusader of truth,May God always open the doors of wisdom to you so that we can always hear the most precious and often indecipherable and arcane( outside His true flock) mysteries of the bible.Salamat sa Dios sa Kanyang Kaloob na di masayod!!!

  17. To Black Dragon…

    If according to you that we, christians have a hard time thinking…maybe you don’t have anytime to think at all…coz all that’s in your head is not just a bunch of garbage but rubbish which is as big as the universe!

    Hope you have the capacity to think!!! It’s not too late!!!

  18. To Black dragon…

    Our God is a merciful God…we pray that you will find light amidst the darkness you’re in…
    Try too look around you…every single thing that you see is God’s gift for us…every good thing that happens to you is God’s sign of love for you…again…it’s not too late.

  19. Very well said Bro. Eli however I’m little bit puzzled up to what extent will the bad do evil?, because as I can see eversince the world began evil has always been and it seems triumphant eversince even to these days. I have never read in the history of mankind since the start of creation that man have lived in peace, contentment and happiness, there is no peace there are always struggles, wars, fightings, killings, hypocrisies, graft and corruptions, dishonesty, betrayals, etc., and all forms of evil. I don’t side with the atheists because I know and believe that there is God but I cannot give full blame or judge them that they are wrong if in their lifetime they have never seen, experienced, read or encounter such a situation wherein the history of the whole mankind have experienced at peace and contentment that they can consider that God exist? The oppressed have always been and the evil are always in power. I am always at odds with these people because I always encounter them along the way. Can you then cite a very good example, a considerable period in the whole human history that humanity had experienced perfect peace wherein the people have been considered to be guided by God. Even the peoples of God experiences of peace and progress were shortlived and evil are most of the time prevalent and longlasting up to these days. Is it already written or prophesied from the start of Creation that evil will prevail all throughout since the world began and perfect peace will only be attained after this world? Kindly answer back Brother Eli that I can use as a big weapon to these bunch of unbelievers?

  20. Also in the Philippines, our government officials and all the crocs are in power and they have been there eversince before the time that we were born and the effects of evil deeds are evident in their eyes why don’t they change to the better? Don’t they have feelings? Even the beasts no matter how wild are care how much more for humans created by God why don’t humans care for their own kind?Why injustice always prevail that is the reason why most people are losing hope because they don’t know whom to turn to?

  21. Black Dragon: Wow, what a bunch of garbage. You Christians really have a hard time thinking, huh?

    Not at all , as you can see from the replies.
    Despite the not so good things that we sometimes encounter in our life, we Christians remain happy .There is a great sense of security and happiness that each member feels with the thought that we have our Father constantly loving and caring for us .. You will eventually feel the same or understand what Christians like us mean if only you’ll just open your heart and mind . But as long as they are closed you’ll be missing not only ½ of your life but will lost most of it to the pit . We are given the chance to choose between life and death. A wise (educated or non educated) man would certainly choose life, right? With all the words and wisdom of God that we members are constantly receiving , we are being taught to deal with all kinds of adversaries lightly. . As Marygrace said in her post “ For the children of God, nothing is bad. Such things only appear to be so to those who do not understand”.
    And the wisdom and understanding is a gift from above.. take it my friend
    “ If God is with us who could be against us ”.

    Bunch of garbage – is what one feels he’s in when one is not on the right track. All the bitterness, anger , angst ,all imaginable filth, miseries all in there . Wake up and get out of there . You don’t want to stay there . Follow the old path ……

  22. Do not despair Alfredo, even Bro Eli and many other good and true Christians are themselves victims of injustices, not only in the Phillipines where many corrupt officials are in the government as you seem to very well know, but in many parts of the world also. You have noted that the the children of GOD are always the losers with the evil men often victorious, this is not so Alfredo, listen to JOB 20:5-That the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment? For the black dragon, like those ‘imaginary’ friends of yours, we can not go down to your level just to satisfy your temptations. As to why you have that utter disregard for the TRUTH and GOD, only you and GOD know the reasons why you were not given a good upbringing. I am not making threats but it might help you tomorrow or next tomorrow if you will read this verse, MATTHEW 12:37-For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. I dont know, I hope Bro Eli will help you go back to the TRUTH and GOD. Lets try once more Bro Eli, these people might change, who knows, lets give them more ‘doses’ of the biblical truth.WE PRAISE YOU AND ADORE YOU, OUR LORD AND OUR GOD.

  23. Well, a loco like black dragon can’t tell the difference between a treasure and a garbage.
    With Brother Eli around, everything that is hard to understand about life becomes very clear.
    It’s a God-given understanding that no one can have through hard time thinking.

    Thanks be to the God of Israel, that He gave us Brother Eli and Brother Daniel =)

  24. @Black Dragon: Maybe it’s you who has a hard time understanding because of your stubborn mind. While you’re alive, I suggest you open your mind for a change. May the Lord intervene…

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