The Nature of God
On the surface of it, our look into the theological division of the scriptures I.e. Old and the New testament, we see a God who varies in his nature. In the old text, a God who recompense deeds but good and evil, sometimes seems wicked too. In the new, we see another full of compassion, love and mercy all this demonstrated in the giving of His son.
But we know that the God head is the same forever, He change not
"James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
"Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever."
The perceived difference is as a result of man's perception about God. The people of old wrote by the spirit their perception of God,and all supernatural event are acclaimed to Him, even the most evil ones
" 1 Samuel 16:23 And it came to pass, when the evil spirit from God was upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand: so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him."
Obviously this is a demon possession or obsession acclaimed to God. We know that this is not the God, the Father of Our lord Jesus.
His nature and God head is seen clearly in Christ. All good, no evil, all love, no hatred.
" James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 1:14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 1:15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. 1:16 Do not err, my beloved brethren. 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning."
Learn to see His nature as revealed by the spirit of truth in Christ.
Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then can we say he is not omnipotent.?
Is he able, but not willing? Then can we say he is malevolent.?
Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?
Someone asked me but I was able to come thru the sovereignty of God. @Jhonnzy, kinda do some justice to this.
God is all powerful, his will for us is not evil.
Now let me just answer all the questions using this scenario
God wants all men to be saved(will) , he gave himself for all (power), yet some men are perishing
Is it God that want them to perish?
Is it that he doesn't have power to save them
The issue is they choose to perish. God's sovereignty is seen in the ability of man to make a choice.
Evil happens basically because of the choices of men.