God is in complete control, however there is that non-involvement clause that He is adhering to until the time expires. Why is there a non-involvement clause? When will time expire?
The Non-Involvement Clause
On Earth, Judges do not protest against matters they will sit in judgment on. If all the Judges protested regularly against abortion, would there be a need for a ruling? If Judges were interfering in either side could there be justice? Could they be unbiased in their decision? In the same way Jehovah, The Judge of All, has let the world of mankind decide for themselves what is right and wrong. Jehovah used the Jewish Nation to show all men what Jehovah’s standards are. He has told them that if they would strictly adhere to Jehovah’s Ways they would bless themselves. See Isaiah 48:17,18. Any who are interested can see how Jehovah ruled in matters of daily life in the past through His written records, the Bible and benefit from the errors of others.
Six thousand years ago, the Almighty God and Creator, Jehovah, could have destroyed all human life off the planet; just as world leaders are threatening today with nuclear war against North Korea that may escalate to World War 3. Why Didn’t He?
Remember how Satan told Eve that God was lying about the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Bad. Satan told her she would not die if she ate from the tree, no, in fact she would become like God, knowing good and bad, or in reality, being able to choose for herself, what is good and bad. This is the issue, Who Chooses What Is Wrong or Right. After Eve brought the fruit to Adam, He had the same choice, Do I want to show appreciation and submission to the God that created me and my wife or do I want to make my own choices? After Adam chose, Jehovah had the legal right to destroy Adam and Eve for He had warned them of the consequences of disobedience.
Why He Didn’t Destroy Adam, Eve or Satan
Satan had called the Almighty God a liar. How many angels were living in Heaven at that time we do not know for sure. We do know from the scriptures there are more than a 100 million angels in Heaven. See Revelation 5:11. Would all those angels believe what Satan said, Could they become like God? The Bible makes it clear that life in the Heavens is centered around Jehovah God’s Throne. Angels minister to Him all the time. Other angels appear to do tasks for God. At times all the angels assemble before God’s Throne. See Job 1:6. What could Jehovah God do to assure all those angels; that submission and obedience to Him were the best choice to make? Learn the Truth About Angels and Demons
The Proof that God’s Ways are Best
In His infinite wisdom Jehovah God did not destroy Adam, Eve or Satan immediately. No Jehovah foreknew that after some six thousand years men would nearly destroy the planet and most human life on it. The history of mankind bears witness against the choices that mankind has made. What human government has practiced equality and justice toward every citizen? The grim history of man is full of tyrants who have enslaved whole populations of geographic areas of the globe, like North Korea, Cuba, Russia, and Syria. Iran, Iraq, Israel and many more countries are enslaved to false religious believes that go back four thousand years. Every country evolves to a competition and rivalry from the inside and outside and, in extreme cases, bloodshed and genocide. Other men enslave people economically; even whole populations are starved to death while food production is at an all-time high. If the farmers over produce the governments will pay them not to grow. So who is responsible for the starving?
Jehovah noticed a man named Abraham that had reverence toward Him. This was at a time before the first books of the Bible had been penned. Because of Abraham’s faith, Jehovah promised Abraham that his offspring would be a blessing to all mankind. See Genesis 22:18. Jesus was born as a descendant of Abraham. The Bible follows Abraham’s family down to the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesus explained how the Christian Way would now be the only approved religion. Through many miracles performed by Jesus, then the Apostles it became evident that this is the way. God’s Kingdom will rule based on Matthew 22:37-39 eternally. This trial period will never happen again.
The problem came after the Apostles died; men found they could make a good living off the people who would listen to their reasoning’s. The Catholic Church did all they could to keep the Bible out of the hands of common people so that they might not learn of their lies; that would diminish their money and power. Going as far as to torture people and have them burned alive at the stake. Just as technology has continued to advance, Bible understanding has too, but Church teachings have not.
Angels not only learn from all the folly of men, many of them followed Satan’s spirit of independence. They left the Heavens, after creating their own fleshly male bodies; they took any women they wanted. If one wanted your beautiful wife, what could you do? They were bigger and stronger than ordinary men and could not be killed because they really did have a powerful separate spirit life. Their bodies were fully functioning; the women they took bore them offspring that became like them, male giants, bullies, violent men that Jehovah had to destroy to preserve some humans. See Genesis 6:4, Jude 1:6. Other angels were cast out of Heaven to the Earth where they live today in a diminished capacity, unable to create fleshly bodies, yet able to inspire the unwary to act on their selfish desires. They enjoy violence even today through humans that have no idea why they act out evil thoughts. Not that every evil man is inspired by demons, but the Bible does relate that some are and more today than ever before according to Revelation 12: 3, 12. According to verse 1 of Revelation 1 these things would take place in the future after the Apostle Johns death 98 C.E.
The Non-Involvement Clause Ends
Jehovah God has let everyone see that independent thinking is harmful. Independence from Jehovah’s righteous principles has led humanity to the brink of the last World War. Jehovah had been with the first man Adam many years. Adam was a perfect man in his flesh and his thinking. He was accountable because of his understanding what was at stake; that is why Jehovah never spoke with Adam again. Adam knew that he and Eve would have lived forever. They would still be alive today. Jehovah had commanded them to fill the Earth with their children and subdue the entire Earth. That would take millions of years to extend the boundaries of Eden to encompass the whole Earth. Adam would have never gotten sick, his cells would continue to reproduce perfectly. He would never look aged, with wrinkles and gray hair. He would have never lost his eye sight or his hearing. Adam and Eve could have enjoyed eternal life, with their sons and daughters and grandchildren, living in a farm based life style. Adam lived 930 years, as his death drew near; do you think he would have said he would do it all over again the same way?
Jehovah has invoked the Non-Involvement Clause upon Himself. He even let Jesus be mistreated by the Jews who claimed to worship Jehovah, but handed Jesus over to be put to death. Jehovah has let evil men perform every kind of atrocity including offering their children as burnt offerings to false gods. Over a hundred million died in the wars between the years 1900 and 2000, yet most believe murder is wrong. Everything that has been done is evidence that independent thinking or choosing for ourselves what is good and bad apart from Jehovah God will turn out a failure. No government on Earth will promote Equality and Peace like the Kingdom of God. Those who will be citizens of that government will let Jehovah choose what is Good and Bad because they have learned that the people with the best intentions will act selfishly if given enough freedom to do so. In His Wisdom, Jehovah will not let rebellion take place again. Nahum 1:9
Yes Jehovah God is in complete control, but He will allow all types of wickedness until the day the Non-Involvement Clause Ends. That day is described as the Great and Fear inspiring Day of Jehovah. That Day will be many days long. On that Day Jehovah will again be involved in the lives of every man, woman and child on Earth. See Luke 21:25-28.
What Is God Doing Today?
Jehovah today is searching the globe for men and women like Abraham. He is teaching them that Jesus will soon rule the Earth as King of God’s Kingdom. See Matthew 24:14, 28:19,20. If you want to be a citizen of that government and enjoy the real life, request a free home Bible Study at JW.ORG or call a local Kingdom Hall before the Psalms 2 begins.
1 Why are the nations agitated
And the peoples muttering an empty thing?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand
And high officials gather together as one
Against Jehovah and against his anointed one.
3 They say: “Let us tear off their shackles
And throw off their ropes!”
4 The One enthroned in the heavens will laugh;
Jehovah will scoff at them.
5 At that time he will speak to them in his anger
And terrify them in his burning anger,
6 Saying: “I myself have installed my king
On Zion, my holy mountain.”
7 Let me proclaim the decree of Jehovah;
He said to me: “You are my son;
Today I have become your father.
8 Ask of me, and I will give nations as your inheritance
And the ends of the earth as your possession.
9 You will break them with an iron scepter,
And you will smash them like a piece of pottery.”
10 So now, you kings, show insight;
Accept correction, you judges of the earth.
11 Serve Jehovah with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
12 Honor the son, or God will become indignant
And you will perish from the way,
For His anger flares up quickly.
Happy are all those taking refuge in Him.