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Did God Make Evil

Does Isaiah 45:7 (I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create evil; I the Lord do all these things)mean God is responsible for evil being in the world?

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 ---mima on 2/2/06
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The scripture is referring to>>Physical evil or calamitous consequences. Rather than moral evil. Each individual is responsible for themselves. God tempts no one. That is Satans doings. God is never, ever, to be viewed as the author of sin by any means.
---catherine on 12/12/07


This is a great question. I have come across scripture where God has said that He was going to bring evil down upon the Israelites because of there sin.
Everything is created by God, the devil doesn't create anything. All he can do is take what the Almighty God created and pervert it.
In that, I don't believe God is responsible for evils presence. It is what we and the devil have done with His creation.
"The day you eat you will know good and evil."
---douglas on 12/12/07


"He that committeth Sin is of the devil. For the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil [1 John 3-8]
---catherine on 4/16/07


I form light and create darkness, I make well-being and create calamity, I am the Lord, who does all these things. Explain>>>That He is Lord of all, and there is nothing done without Him. I form the light, I create darkness, I make peace [put here for all good] and I create evil, not the evil of sin [God is not the author of that] but the evil of punishment.
---catherine on 4/15/07


Ps 9:8 says:And he will judge the world in righteousness, He will minister JUDGMENT to the peoples in uprightness.
Judgments bring pain and certainly there is evil in the judgement itself but God, its author remains good and just.
---Edmond on 4/15/07




This verse means that God created evil for a good purpose, just as he sent 10 plagues upon the Egyptians, and destroyed Sodom and Amorah. The devil did not create the everlasting abyss of hell fire, God did, and for a very good purpose. The Lord says, "I have created the destroyer to destroy." Isaiah 54:16.
---Eloy on 4/15/07


Satan talked some of the angels that God created into helping him in rebellion against God. So they got kicked out of heaven and Satan landed on earth. So Satan through a snake talked Eve into disobedience. [BY the way Satan is still at work]. God is not the author of evil we have to agree on that. Yes, God knew that evil, sin, would come about. He also had a plan in the works, Jesus Christ. We simply will never understand everything, but God willing, we will know something.
---catherine on 4/15/07


I don't really understand how people think that Satan deceived God in heaven. I serve an all knowing all seeing all being God. He knows everything. The God I serve cannot be deceived. there is just no way. And, if evil started in heaven, then who tempted Adam and Eve in the garden?
---Lisa on 4/15/07


No. If you read the original context of scriptures you'll see that the wording is a litte different. Satan is the god of this world.(2Corinthians 4:2-3) So evil came from him, not God.(Ezekial 28)shows lucifers fall and pride.
---Rickey on 4/14/07


why should it bother you that God created evil,you can't have positive power without a negitive ground, gravity keeps you from flying off the earth, but it can kill you if you fall,satan can tempt you to sin but resisting it makes you the son or daughter of God.exzucuh
---Exzucuh on 3/30/06




Majority of the instances that I have seen the word "evil in the ot" it comes form the same word in the strongs' hebrew concordance
---douglas on 2/4/06


I think Daniel there must be carious meanings of "evil"
We woulkd normally think of it as something which was bad and against Gods commant.
God "bringing evil down on someone" I think means that He was bringing doom upon them, or some sort of terrible judgment.
I wonder if the original; Hebrew used the same word? Any Hebrew Scholars out there?
---alan8869_of_UK on 2/3/06


jerry I agree that evil begin in the heart of Lucifer. However I would ask you who created Lucifer? Was it not God? Also consider this; if God did not create evil, then someone else did and if that is the case God is not *sovereign*. Not sole creator but is a partner(or partial) in creation.
---mima on 2/3/06


No. Evil (sin) began in heaven in the heart of Lucifer, the covering cherub. See Eze 28:14, 15 The Hebrew word "ra" translated as evil in Isa 45:7 can have a broad range of meanings such as adversity, affliction, calamity, etc.
---jerry6593 on 2/3/06


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