I had some great parents but as a family we never attended any local church. My parents never talked about God, the Bible or prayed. They were very honest people, very nice people and they really didn’t have any major addictions or so called vices. As a very small child my grandparents took me to church with them. For the rest of my childhood, I never went to church. In high school I began to drink, during lunch, after school and a lot on the weekends. I got in fights and was expelled more than once. But somebody cared enough to share the message of Jesus with me. The day came when I asked Jesus to be my Lord and Savior. The drinking stopped, the fighting stopped and my life was changed. Three years after I was married, I left for Bible College and have been sharing the life changing message of Jesus ever since.
If God is so good and all powerful why does He allow such evil things as rape and murder to take place?
God is good and perfect in every way and He is also all powerful. Being God, He has chosen to provide every man with a free will to choose to either serve and obey Him or to live in disobedience. When man first chose to disobey God there were consequences to that choice. Disobeying God’s commandments opened the door to sin and every evil imaginable. Man still has the free will to choose to obey or disobey. When a person disobeys God’s plan there is still consequences and sad to say often innocent people are affected. God’s desire is that we would experience an abundant life filled with joy and peace. God has chosen to let man make his own choice and just as God is good there is a real Devil who is filled with evil. When God is removed then evil fills the void.
The first consideration is what is the law of the land. Those who illegally enter any country have violated that nation’s law. The Bible makes it clear that those who violate laws are sinning as are those who support or assist them in breaking the laws. 1 Peter 2:13-17 is very clear that we are to obey the law and that the government is to punish those who break the law. We are not to hate or do violence toward them but we are to support the enforcement of the law.