A World Without Evil

Today in church, we were challenged to imagine a world without evil. What is it like? We read Revelations 21 and 22, which had a lot of descriptions, but I found that most of them were negatives, like “no more death or mourning or crying or pain.” I wanted to think of the ultimate world in terms of goodness, and not simply the absence of evil. Here are some words that came to mind:

  • Love
  • Beauty
  • Believing
  • Happy
  • Trustworthy
  • Knowing
  • Honour
  • Brilliance
  • True
  • Glory
  • Equal
  • Splendor
  • Worship
  • Innocence
  • Growth
  • Life
  • Creation
  • Blessing
  • Prayer
  • Health
  • Whole
  • Gratitude
  • Holiness
  • Goodness
  • Cooperation
  • Inclusion

An odd thought came to me. If there is no evil, is there hope? Grace? Mercy? Forgiveness? Is there healing?

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