Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.
-Matthew 28:18

These are the words that Jesus spoke when he appeared to the 11 disciples after his resurrection.

Being given authority over the earth, is obviously a big deal. So if the Bible tells us Jesus was given authority over heaven and earth, then its as good as saying Jesus started ruling the world.

If Jesus began ruling the world, then the world should have transformed into a peaceful utopia and we would have been born in a perfect world under Jesus’ rule and authority. Instead we see that the world is still plagued with wars, starvation, disease, poverty, corruption, godlessness etc… despite being under Jesus’ authority. Why is that so?

So what exactly did Jesus mean when he said “all authority in heaven and on earth” had been given to him? Did he mean that he has authority over the earth, but still lets evil exist? Or is there some stipulation that allows evil to prevail in this world, even under Jesus authority?

This problem of a corrupt world even under Jesus’ authority makes the Bibles resurrection story rather hard to believe.