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Where Did Evil Come From?

by Emma Obita
(Gaborone, Botswana)

Where did evil come from? Who created it? Why didn't God start the race of man all over again after the fall?

Answer: Evil originated in the mind of Lucifer:

"Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 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. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee." (Eze 28:13-15)
God did not create evil. However, He took a risk in created intelligent beings with the capacity to love or reject Him.

Go to the page for more information on the origin of evil. That page and the next one talk about God's options in dealing with sin and why He chose to allow it to "run its course" to the point, ultimately, of self-destruction.

You don't shoot your children when they misbehave and just start over again. The emotional and mental pain we go through in dealing with our children is an illustration (perhaps intended as such) of what God goes through in dealing with His created beings.

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