God on Trial
When satan said "this world would be much better without God's Law (the commandments)" he essentially put God on trial.
God had no other choice than to prove him wrong, and God allowed allowed sin to reign, so that everyone can see what a mess this world has become without God's Law in place.
The fall is the direct result of free will (and in some ways was inevitable).
Our fall will be a lesson for all of eternity.
Will this suffering go on for ever?
No, definitely not. In fact, the point of "no return" has already been reached in 1844 when Daniel's 2,300 day (2,300 year) prophecy ended, and judgment began.
For almost 6,000 years God has tried to reason with us, but enough is enough.
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
- Genesis 6:3 (KJV)
So God put on His armour.
And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him. For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence. So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.
- Isaiah 59:16-20 (KJV)
The phrase "no intercessor" means "no justice". His own righteousness sustained Him.
In the end God shall be vindicated of all wrong-doing.
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
- Romans 14:11 (KJV)
Let's face it. If everyone would keep God's Law this world would be so much better.
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
- Romans 8:14 (KJV)
Eternal life, with no more sin.