Why does God permit evil (calamities, afflictions, etc.) to come upon his faithful servants? and why are the wicked permitted to flourish?
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That which has come down to man as fables usually has some basis of truth—perhaps 95 percent fable (or error) and 5 percent truth. Accordingly, we will present some lessons that parallel, to a slight degree, the lessons of true Christmas, that is, the spirit of Christmas as planned by the Heavenly Father.
With the pagan religions consisting of long-standing myths about false gods handed down from generation to generation, anyone who wanted to search out truth from that source would only go back into a hazy, vague past. In contrast, the beautiful thing about the Bible is that the further back one goes, the more mathematical it is—exactly the opposite of the false religions. The Bible contains names, dates, geography, cities, and ages. Where else is there a religion like that? In order to know if a matter is true, we can turn to the original instructions of Jesus and the original words of the apostles and the prophets. What we find is precise and definite. As Bro. Krebs used to say, “It is a miracle to see the truth.” The truth is logical, but understanding it is miraculous because Satan has deceived the whole world and kept them in ignorance. Even very intellectual, intelligent people do not understand because God has not revealed truth to them.