Talk:Debate:Did God create evil?
Ans. Isaiah 45:6&7 "-----I am the Lord and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace and create EVIL: I the Lord do all these things".
Reason: Romans 9:22&23 "What if God, willing to show his wrath, and to make his power known,endured with much long suffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction: and that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory". It may be clearer if you read from ver. 10 to 24 of Romans Ch. 9. I think such a God would want to create, and for a good purpose. Col.1:16 "All things were made by him and for him." Gen. 1:26 "Let US make man in OUR own image." John 1:1 "In the beginning was the Word" (Christ) and, the word was with God, and the Word was God." It seems all was made for the glorification of Christ, and to exercize and exibit God's attributes.
No he did not. He did not create darkness either. Darkness is merely the absence of light. He did not create cold, as cold is merely the absence of heat. And he did not create evil, as evil is only the absence of God. Lukecorlando
According to you, he must have!
Did God create evil? He must have, since he created everything else! I believe that if this god does accualy exist, then he is of our own creation! The concept of good and evil is nothing more than our own attempt at rationalization. Isn't it so much more simple to pass the blame than it is to accept responsibility!?
If good and evil aren't real, then there was nothing wrong with the Holocaust. There must be good and evil, otherwise there's nothig wrong with anything, and you have no basis for speaking out against murder, rape, etc. Those things can only be wrong if they are evil. Ultimahero 14:05, 17 May 2008 (EDT)
It's complex (so is everything else)
God didn't create evil. He created the choice and temptation and the idea of evil. On a clean slate, a blank mind, no thoughts whatsoever, no matter how empty ones mind is, murder (for example) is always wrong (in a lucid state of mind). See, God planted the idea of evil, and to stay away from it and then he planted the temptation of it. choice. because if God simply gave things away, we'd be dependant, and that's not the way He rolls.
After all, what is evil? Is mudering fellow man evil, no, that is a choice the man makes. He gave us choice.
God can't tempt men to sin. Ultimahero 22:09, 17 May 2008 (EDT)
Good is derived from God's character. God is everything that is good and holy. Evil is everything that is against God. For example, murder is wrong because God cannot murder. The same goes for lying, stealing, etc. But God gave people free will, and Adam rebelled against God. God gave us the ability to choose, but didn't make us choose it. Ultimahero 14:03, 17 May 2008 (EDT)
well think about this.... if there was no concept of evil then there would be no concept of good, (kinda like if there are no losers then there are no winners) there fore he must have, or the Christian god doesn't exist. In this subject it is not logically possible to have your cake and eat it too. superstudent 10:39 22 September 2008 (EDT)
- So light cannot exist without darkness, then? Since without darkness, there would be no light, right? Except, of course, that light does exist without darkness. God existed without evil for an eternity before He created mankind. Jinxmchue 23:35, 22 September 2008 (EDT)
- The brain of the believer .... --Nabroon 08:48, 4 November 2009 (EST)