Recently I read a comment of God and his ‘fighting against evil’ and the various ‘evils’ listed that God fights against. It made me think. I don’t see God as battling anything. Maybe I am fighting over the semantics of ‘fighting’. I think though that so many put God in the humanness that we are, because we are ‘made in his image’. Our simple logic then makes God ‘be’ the same as we. God is NOT made like man. God is not ‘made’.
God is against all evil. God hates sin. God sees disobedience as an abomination. Proverbs 6:16 There are six things that the Lord hates, that are an abomination to him:17 haughty eyes, fa lying tongue,and hands that shed innocent blood,18 ha heart that devises wicked plans,feet that make haste to run to evil,19 false witness who breathes out lies,and one who sows discord among brothers. God is good, nothing but good. God is righteous, nothing but righteousness. Psalm 7:11 God is a righteous judge, and a God who feels indignation every day. God is perfect, nothing but perfection.Deuteronomy 32:4 4 “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he. God is omnipotent, he knows absolutely everything that is and is to come. Any battle with God will be lost. So how can God be at war with anything. He can hate, abhor, be against,be intolerant of, and not be fighting. Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God lis revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth.
A fight, a battle is two equal or semi equal beings going against each other. Nothing is equal to God, nothing can conquer God.God has no need to battle evil, he has already won’.
Evil has reason to come up against God, because it will be destroyed by God, it is trying, but will never win. Revelations 20:10 the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. It is like the 5 year old boy who runs a race with his dad; he tries because he must, he hopes he will win, but he actually knows he will not beat his dad. The dad, if honest, will run his best win the race, not to battle, but because he is bigger and stronger. There is no possibility of his losing the race, so there is no battle.
I am not trying to fight with those who say ‘God fights’. I think I understand where we get the idea that God fights against evil. All good does. Batman, Superman, Republic, White hats.. fight against the black hats, the Jokers, the freedom takers of the world. We being simple beings put God in the place of battling an equal adversary with the chance of losing. We are wrong. God does not put on a white hat and cape and try to fight the bad guy to win. God does not try he does win. We are who has to battle evil.2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. God wants us to fight evil, resist. So we can have Him in our lives. .2John 1:9 Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. God sees the evil as the destroyer of all who live in it, evil consumes. 1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.God can not be consumed by evil, but we can. God wants for us to leave evil, to quit feeding evil and one day, he WILL destroy evil, just destroy it. God stands against evil, if we are doing evil (sin) He stands against us. Hebrews 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. God does no fight, it sets it all right. To me, to say God has to fight to win, actually weakens Him,(not literally, we are not capable of that) as if He has to struggle to win. God never loses.