Q. Why does God let people die? I know he has a reason for everything, but why?
A. Two of the many consequences of sin coming into the world are sickness and death. Romans 5:12 says, “Sin entered the world through one man and in this way death came to all men because all have sinned.” The worst part is that either one can strike anyone at any time, even innocent little babies. 1 John 5:19 tells us the whole world is under the control of the evil one. He’s the responsible party here because he’s the one who brought sin into the world. As long as there’s sin in the world there will be sickness and death.
One day God will put an end to all this, but until then He has made it possible for us to overcome death. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies, and whoever lives and believes in me will never die” (John 11:25-26).
Because of sin, life on Earth is temporary for everyone, and can come to an end at any time. But for believers, life with the Lord is eternal and will never end.