Monday, October 12, 2009

Does God Create Evil? (part 2)

Genesis 1:31

And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.
James 1:13
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one
I John 1:5
This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that mGod is light, and in him is no darkness at all


The Bible is clear that God is not the creator of evil


Evil does not come from God but from man


We sinned & chose sin & death over God


Therefore man is responsible for sin in the world, not God






BUT….


But did He create an environment where evil & sin could happen?


And was it His plan for Adam & Eve to sin in the garden?

If is was, is He then responsible for sin!?!?


If I knew something terrible was going to happen & I had the power to stop it but chose not to would I bear some responsibility?


Certainly creating evil is not the same as being responsible for evil


And allowing evil is not the same as causing evil


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