The reason there is so much suffering in the World is because of ‘The Fall’, when Mankind left off obeying a loving father to obey another, for don’t the scriptures say?
Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey, whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
Things were never meant to be like this, for when God had finished creating...
God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.
And just as loving parents warn their children not to play with fire, sharp knives or on the road, God said to His children...
“You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.”
But then came another [Satan], whom longing to attain all of the blessing the children had been given said...
4b - “You will not surely die.
5 - For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Whom our ancestors obeyed rather than God, and he became our master and we his servants for as we have already read, whomsoever you obey is your master. And of cause, all that the servant owns is his masters...
5 - The devil led Jesus up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.
6 - And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendour; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I choose.”
Therefore, not only do we long to be redeemed from under the power of a cruel overlord, but all of creation does also...
21 - The creation itself will be liberated from its bondage of decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.
22 - [For] we know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to this present time.
And God did not forsake us but sent His only begotten Son, not in the form of God or in the likeness of an angel but as a man, that as a man He might redeem the soul’s of men from under the power of Satan.
1 John 3:8a
The Son of God appeared for this purpose, to destroy the works of the devil.
And not only so, but will soon return as a ‘glorified man’ to redeem both our bodies and the Creation back to Man. Who although longs to return and liberate His children speedily, knows only too well that at His appearing all those still serving Satan through sin, will be damned forever. For this reason He presses His servants to plead, warn and work while there is still time, for...
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
Yet He will not endure the outrages of the Earth forever, nor the sight of His children’s suffering, but rather...
Has set a day when he will judge the world in righteousness by the man he has appointed [Jesus]. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.
And make no mistake for prophecy commands that His appearing must be very close now.