I was musing over this scripture at Proverbs 3:27
"Do not hold back good from those to whom it is due , if it is in the power of your hand to do so"
This passage has often been used to show that if we have the means, or opportunity to do good, or to assist others in need, we should act. Failing to do so shows neglect, and a lack of love.
So thinking of JW theology, and applying it to Jehovah "allowing" satanic wickedness on the earth, it doesn't add up!
JWs teach that Jehovah is allowing satan to rule over this earth, and inflict all sort of suffering on individuals until he decides to act and save all worthy ones....
But would that scenario work in a family environment?
Lets say mother and father are having an argument. As they battle, the small helpless children are neglected and not fed for weeks, and have wounds and injuries that are not attended to. They sit in squalor and filth. Father thinks, "well, that's ok, because once this argument is over, I will attend to their issues"
But in the meantime, those children experience real suffering, for something that is NOT their fault.
So too with Jehovah.
What he is apparently doing is failing to show love by neglecting his children while he has a dummy spit argument with another powerful being...
He is "holding back good"