Did God Create evil?

If God did not create evil then God is not sovereign nor is he the Supreme Being or the creator of the universe. He is not the great “I Am” that I am since evil can exist by itself. In order for us to understand the nature of God, we have to make a few declarations. These are the things which are of God, however, they are not all of God just some of him:

God is supreme and sovereign, God answers to no other being.

God is almighty and not subjected to human reasoning. He said my ways are not your ways; my ways are higher than your ways.

God is before everything else, meaning God was present before any other thing. He is the alpha and the omega.

God is the creator of everything on earth, in heaven and under the earth.

God is a god of holiness, justice, and righteousness.

If we do not put these statements out, then the subsequent explanation will become twisted yet again because people have the wrong concept of good and evil, perfect and sovereign. Trying to explain the nature of God with a build-in bias will naturally cause some confusion and misunderstanding. A mad man does not know he is mad, for he has lost the ability to reason. Similarly, a bias in our reasoning can make us blind to the truth.

Using a singular verse like Isaiah 45:7 is not sufficient to explain that God created evil, since there are many word teachers who are experts at changing the meaning in Hebrew, Greek, and who knows what language. They all made us think that the English version bible is not good enough to learn of God. This is simply not true at all, they forgot that we have the Holy Spirit to show us the truth since the Holy Spirit is a Spirit of Truth.

Isaiah 45:7 (King James Version)

7I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

I quote from another writer, L.Ray Smith, and he said, “Satan does play a role in the salvation of the human race. Satan is just one more “evil” that God uses in bringing many sons into glory. The very reason that the above heading might turn some heads is not because it isn’t true or completely Scriptural, but rather because the world has been deceived about most of these spiritual things. God “created evil” (Isaiah 45:7). God does not create things that do not serve a good purpose. By the way, the word translated into “evil” in Isaiah 45:7 is the Hebrew word ra, and it is the very same word translated hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of times as “evil” throughout the Old Testament.”

I present another verse in the bible (Colossians 1:16) which says that God created everything, things visible and invisible. God made everything, and nothing was made without him making them. God made everything that can be seen with the naked eye and everything which can not be seen with the naked eye as well.

Now what are the things which are classified as invisible?

They are lust, jealousy, anger, wrath, fear, vengeance, greed, hatred, evil, idolatry, rebellion, stubbornness, arrogance, pride, and others. These are things which can not be seen. And these are all created by God who made all things. Invisible things mean things which are intangible and can not be visibly seen yet real. Electricity is invisible, it can not be seen with the eye, yet it is real. Wind is invisible to the eye yet it is real, we see its effect. Similarly, evil is intangible, yet we see its effect. Evil is not the absence of good. If I put good in a room and sealed it in a vacuum, and then later I took good out of the vacuum, you mean evil will manifest itself in the vacuum. I don’t think so. Evil is the absence of good is not a very correct statement though it seems reasonable, it is not. We must not play with words and go into a tangent thereby tricking ourselves to the warped logic of a bias mind trying to find some form of strange logic to explain the answer which we want.

Colossians 1:15-18 (New International Version)

The Supremacy of Christ

15He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. 17He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.

Again in the book of John, it is stated that God made everything and nothing could have existed without God making them,

John 1:1-4 (King James Version)

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  2The same was in the beginning with God.  3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.  4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

When the bible says all things, it means all things, I am sure no Hebrew or Greek or any other language can explain that away. This is truly a statement that has no ambiguity, and thank God that it is so. Then what is the meaning of thing, thing means thing, anything not just physical things but also invisible things. Since Colossians 1:16 defines things as invisible and visible. Evil is invisible to the eye except we can observe its manifested actions and consequences, because evil creates pain, sadness and grieve for the ones who encounter it.

What is Evil then?

Evil is the law that accuses the brethren of sin. Evil is the law prosecutor that puts the person who has sin under the bondage of punishment. Anyone who lives by Galatians 5:22-23 has no punishment since against such things there is no law. Evil is of the devil, it’s the characteristics of the devil. In Galatians 5:23, the verse “no law” means no evil can persecute such a man who walks in love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, humility and self control. Evil represents the justice of Law because it accuses the sinner of the crime he committed. Satan or the devil is the accuser of the brethren because Satan is well verse in scripture. In the desert trial of Jesus, Satan uses scripture to test Jesus and to try to get him to sin against God.

Galatians 5:22-23 (King James Version)

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,  23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Anything that works under a law system will expect that violation will bring punishment. So anyone who has the fruit of the Spirit does not have any law against them and therefore no evil will befall them. Jesus was such a man when the walked the earth, he declared that Satan has nothing against him.

Genesis 2:9 (King James Version)

9And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Yet again, we see that God created the tree of life and also the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. So if God said that when you eat the tree of knowledge you will know good and evil, then evil has to exist else God will be a liar. Therefore, is there anymore proof that needs to be given that Yes, God created evil? I think not; unless all this theologians still want to insist that a good God do not create evil because of their definition that good means no evil. However, this kind of thinking is flawed. We can not escape the fact that God made it very clear that he created evil. Evil is the punishment which God has created against men who sin. Evil is the justice accorded to people who sin, and to those who do not sin, evil is good since it punishes those who sin. But sadly, all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God so evil did punish us all, and only the atonement of Jesus Christ saved us from eternal damnation.

Similarly, when a father disciplines and punishes his son for being a rascal, is this act of chastisement good or evil? It’s good for the father since he disciplines his son, but it is evil to the son who receives the lashes since it pains him. So where is evil not a good thing, evil is good from a different perspective. Therefore, to God evil is good and it’s his tool to punish and chastise everyone who violates the word of God.

When God created the world in 6 days and rested on the seventh, he did say it was good. What is good for God may not be necessarily good for us. Did God created hell? Yes, we all know he did, if so is that good for us. No, it’s good if you are saved by believing in Jesus, certainly not good if you are not a believer. But to God he says it is good. Good for whom, good for God. So are we being the pot trying now very hard to tell the potter what are you doing? Can we question God what is it he is doing? Can we then say as well that evil is not good?

Evil is good for God because it punishes the sinner who violates the word of God. Evil can not punish anyone who does not sin. Evil is a servant of God, many will not agree to this statement because they think that evil can do anything it wants without the approval of God, then they should read the book of Job. Evil is subjugated to God because evil was created by God. If God did not create evil then it means that evil created itself out of no other creator God but itself. Then we may not know who will win the final war when evil fights against God and Jesus, because we do not know how strong evil is since we have not seen this war yet. But of course we know God wins in the end, the bible says so.

Proverbs 26:2 (New International Version)

2 Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

Romans 8:28 (New International Version)

More than Conquerors

28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Here again, all things which means invisible and visible things work for the good of those who love him and not good for those who hate him. All things mean all things and we can not change this statement again. Evil is good in the sight of God since it punishes those who sin against God. God is a god of justice and he is also a god of decent order. And so he has to provide justice for those who can not defend themselves from aggressors. When I made this discovery that evil was created by God, I finally began to see and understand all the proper connections in the bible stories and know what God is all about. For those who insists that evil is not created by God will have a long time of trouble to understand the nature of God and his purpose, if they persist in this error they may forever be unable to understand who God is truly.

Can God lie, since many believe lying is evil or wrong?

God can not lie, yet God works with a lying spirit to lie to the king whom he decreed disaster. So is this lying spirit good or bad or did it serve a function for God. God used a lying spirit to lie to a king and to send him into a battlefield to be killed. Is this good or evil? But this king in the sight of God is evil indeed. Read the book of second Chronicles.

2 Chronicles 18:20-23 (New International Version)

20 Finally, a spirit came forward, stood before the LORD and said, ‘I will entice him.’

” ‘By what means?’ the LORD asked.

21 ” ‘I will go and be a lying spirit in the mouths of all his prophets,’ he said.

” ‘You will succeed in enticing him,’ said the LORD. ‘Go and do it.’

22 “So now the LORD has put a lying spirit in the mouths of these prophets of yours. The LORD has decreed disaster for you.”

So in this case, would you say the Lord permitted or approved of this act? What’s the difference between permit and approved, permit means not agreeing strongly but allowed it, while approve means allowing something with strong conviction. The Lord says let your Yes be Yes and your No be No, so how can God permit and yet not allowed or even approved. This is utter nonsense, approved, allowed and permit they are all the same, God said Yes do it.

Christians tried very hard using strange words to explain away that God is not fatalistic in nature and is always kind and gentle, no God is not so, he is a just God and will not hesitate to exercise judgment on anything or anyone. God is a decisive God who does not waver between two decisions, God is able to make hard decision unlike man. I tell you this because I have received his chastisement and it was not kind or gentle; it was deep pain. Yet, God was just in his dealings with me. This is not theology, it’s an encounter with the real God who disciplines those he calls son. The chastisement to me was not good, in fact I call that evil but I know I deserved that, since it was a prophecy I should not have given but I did out of my own presumption and not considering the consequences of the statement made, and God had to punish me for that.

Unless you come to that place and get to know God, you will never walk in intimacy with him because all your knowledge of him is but theology, doctrine, concept, imaginary hypothesis, philosophy and man-made traditions which are not worth a dime compared to the real knowledge of him. Let the truth set you free to go into deeper understanding of God.

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