When asked why God allows Evil/the problem of suffering, I use the Parable of The Wheat and the Tares (Matthew 13:24-30). Where a man sowed good seeds, but weeds (tares) were planted by an enemy. When asked by his servant if the weeds should be pulled up, he says: ‘No, lest while you gather up the tares you also uproot the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat into my barn.’
The Apostles ask what this Parable means and Christ replies: ‘He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. The field is the world, the good seeds are the sons of the kingdom, but the tares are the sons of the wicked one. The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels. Therefore as the tares are gathered and burned in the fire, so it will be at the end of this age.’ (Matthew 13:36-43)
God, in his loving Mercy will not destroy those who turn to Evil in an instant, as to do so would be to tear up the good alongside and with them. Do we not know Evil people in our lives who have children, loved ones, jobs and the like? How many more would fall if God pulled them up along with everyone attached to them? We must wait for the end times for these Evil ones to be given the last chance to repent, and not uproot anyone but themselves when they throw themselves into Hell by their own choice for a final time.
To the Reader:
Have a Blessed day and may God Bless you and your Family.