Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Does God Creat Evil?
A Question from a faithful briggs blog reader:
"Does God place Evil in man's heart? Does God create Evil?"
Let's start the discussion with a few verses:
Isaiah 45:7 "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things." (King James)
Amos 3;6 "Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it?" (NASB)
The NIV translates "evil" as "disaster" as both verses seem to be talking about natural disasters not evil... but still...
Exodus 4:11 "Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes him dumb or deaf, or seeing or blind? Is it not I, the Lord?"
So where does evil come from?
Where does disaster come from?
Is it from God?
Is it from man?
Is God responsible for evil even though He may not have created it?
Posted by Allan Briggs