|Dr. Couch, if God is sovereign why does He allow imperfections, deformities, and retardations to take place? Why does He allow the world to go on, and does not correct our bodies in this life?|
ANSWER: The apostle Paul writes: "Creation has been subjected to futility; not of its own will, but because of Him (God) who subjects it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of children until now. ... We groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body" (Rom. 8:20-23).
This is a sinful, cursed universe. It is cursed because of sin and the fall of the human race. God is letting the world run its course, going all the way to destruction so that He can re-create a new and perfect order. When the new heaven and the new earth comes about God "shall wipe away every tear from [men's] eyes; and there shall no longer by any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things will have passed away" (Rev. 21:4). We are getting closer and hope that God will soon change all things to conform to His new and perfect universe!
Thanks for asking.
Dr. Mal Couch (6/10)