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Where Did Evil Come From

If evil did not originate from God even when He declared in Proverbs 16:4 and Isaiah 45:7, then where did evil come from and who created it?

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 ---christan on 11/2/11
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Evil comes from the heart of man and his jealousy of his siblings. Cain murdered Abel. Josephs brothers sold him to Egypt. Tamar was raped with her coat of many colors.
---tina on 12/2/11

Evil has a threefold origin, the Devil, evil incarnate. The world, IE the economy of evil promoted in our secular society. The flesh, IE desires and lust of the flesh. God is not the author of sin the scriptures proclaim, He is Holy void of evil. In God granting a certain amount of free will to some of His creation, the choice of rebellion lies in us, when Gods grace intervenes we are granted mercy and the ability to repent and believe in the Gospel. The knowledge of good and evil is not the origin of sin, it is the reality of sin and a knowledge of everything that sets itself against God and the consequential death/separation and punishment of sinfulness.
Humbly, In His grip
---Poppa_Bear on 11/8/11

evil comes from 2 places Satan fell from pride and he wants to destroy peoples lives. He cant make you sin but he suggests sin and we go with it or not as our choice.

We make choices ourselves without help that might be sin because of self or ego.
---Diane_Gilland on 11/8/11

Eze 28:14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth, and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God, thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Eze 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
---jerry6593 on 11/7/11

Christan, no problem, thanks for correcting me. I very much like that. With the Sovereignty of God, we cannot get away from what God has ordained already. Thank you brother. Peace I leave you brother.
---Mark_V. on 11/7/11

MarkV, do forgive me but God does not give men the ability to sin against Him but rather, "For God hath concluded them all in unbelief..." which confirms Isaiah 46:11, "...the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass, I have purposed it, I will also do it." So, the right context is that He has "purposed" it to happen, for a Holy purpose.

"But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world..." 1 Peter 1:19,20 - ie, mankind cannot but fall because God was going to glorify only His Son - and this He purposed to happen.
---christan on 11/6/11

The tree of knowledge of good and evil was created by God. No tree no evil people. One evil satan. In order for him to be evil, God had to have given him the possibility of sinning. If God had not given him that ability, he would have never sinned. He sinned by permission of God.
Prov. 16:4 "Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom"
Since God permitted sin to enter the world, He knew which one's He was going to choose for salvation and which ones He wasn't. They would remain wicked. Isa. 45:7 clearly shows that God formed the light and created darkness.
---Mark_V. on 11/5/11

Lee and John, what you have presented from Ezekiel 28, I have no objections or rejection of how and why the King of Tyrus (who represented Satan) became what he became.

But to say, "the angels have the knowledge of both good and evil" is unscriptural. And why, in Genesis 2:17 and 3:5, we know that the origin of good and evil was the very being of God.

What I find disturbing is you cannot say what King Solomon could, and that was "The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil."

There's only ONE origin of good and evil, and it starts with God Almighty.
---christan on 11/4/11

Evil came from the devil after he got puffed up with Pride while he was with God.

He told God he would be more powerful than God (what a stupid thing to think and say to God).

God kicked Lucifer out of heaven and he took thousands of angels with him and turned them against god, thus it is their mission to this day to take as many people to hell with them as possible and I must say they are doing a good job at deceiving people.
---anon on 11/4/11

Christan, Lee had the right Scripture to answer your question completely. But you must read EZEKIEL 28:11 onward.

It is 275 words so I cannot post it here. It answers your question.
---John on 11/4/11

Evil comes from disobedience. And when a person chooses to do evil, then God is ready to repay them evil for their evil, for what a person sows is what a person reaps, and what a person gives is what a person gets. If one choose to give out evil, then evil will come back upon that one, that is the universal law of what goes around comes around. Therefore do good, that you may reap the rewards thereof.
---Eloy on 11/3/11

Evil came from our desire to be like God. Where was Adam and Eve when Satan (serpeant) spoke to them? They were already looking at or close to the Tree. (Gen 3 v6)
---Scott1 on 11/3/11

Satan as a highly powerful archangel, a model of beauty and perfection, became proud and puffed up and desired the worship that was rightly given to God.

Ezekiel 28:11-15 gives us a insight into how Satan became evil.

Satan was the model of perfection and beauty. And then wickedness was found in him. Rev. 12:4 hints that when Satan rebelled 1/3 of the angels sided with him. These verses imply that like God, the angels have the knowledge of both good and evil and the agency to choose one over the other. Most have chosen good out of love for and obedience to their Creator. But some didnt.

Mt 10:34 Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword.
---lee1538 on 11/2/11

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