Did God create evil?

Did God create Evil?

This is a question that  Chris, my 21 year old son will be debating tomorrow in his philosophy class  and I wanted to give him some resources. He is on the “no” side of the question. I was fascinated and inspired by the stuff I came up with. You might enjoy these resources also, no matter what side you are on.

I was happy to delve more deeply into this question. Together Chris and I watched a debate with William Craig, Ravi Zacharias and two atheists, plus read some other writings. I did not study everything I have presented here–but  there is a high probability that this research will be helpful.

My conclusion is what I believed in the beginning: God did not create evil. He gave us free will, and we have chosen to do evil things. Evil is the absence of God/Good. God is good, and he can’t be separated from himself. So therefore God can’t create evil. That’s all for now on my opinion. Now have fun:) I truly think this study is fun.

God did not create evil but he created creatures who could choose to refrain from doing good (evil)

http://www.gotquestions.org/did-God-create-evil.html

some skeptics say that God actually says he created evil in the bible. Is it true:

http://www.gotquestions.org/did-God-create-evil.html

Does God create evil? Certainly not. If He was the author of evil, then He certainly would not be a good God that is worthy of worship and praise, much less trusted to have our well-being in mind. The idea of a good God creating His own enemy and the object of His wrath seems inconceivable. It would be inconsistent for a good God to mastermind the idea of evil, will it into existence, and still be considered a good God.

Rather, God created man in His image with the freedom to choose. With this freedom came the opportunity to rebel against Him. Man did rebel ( Genesis 3 ), and the rest is history. The annals of human history chronicle how God uses everything — even the chaos of this world — to bring about His glory and purposes. Those purposes include our growth in becoming more Christlike.  More here: http://www.rbc.org/questionsDetail.aspx?id=45864

A ton of videos asking the question Did God create evil?

http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&source=hp&q=did+god+create+evil&btnG=Google+Search#q=did+god+create+evil&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=2S1&sa=G&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&prmd=iv&source=univ&tbs=vid:1&tbo=u&ei=sy79TPXoAsHflge6otiQBQ&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=7&ved=0CF4QqwQwBg&fp=125a18097c006d08

A conversation between a professor and student about if God created evil

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=J2C9CMNU

Did God create Evil?

This is a question Chris, my 21 year old son will be debating tomorrow and I wanted to give him some resources. He is on the “no” side of the question. I was fascinated and inspired by the stuff I came up with. You might enjoy this also, no matter what side you are on.

“Yes, the “why” of evil must be spoken to and in fact, in the Bible God has. At the heart of evil is the will of man to resist the love of God. In response to an article entitled What’s wrong with the world, G.K.Chesterton replied : “I am, yours truly, G.K.Chesterton.” He was right. We can all reply the same way. Only when we grasp this can the problem of evil begin towards a solution.

Yes, the “why” of evil must be spoken to and in fact, in the Bible God has. At the heart of evil is the will of man to resist the love of God. In response to an article entitled What’s wrong with the world, G.K.Chesterton replied : “I am, yours truly, G.K.Chesterton.” He was right. We can all reply the same way. Only when we grasp this can the problem of evil begin towards a solution.” More here

http://www.reasonablefaith.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=6209

God did not create evil but he created creatures who could choose to refrain from doing good (evil)

http://www.gotquestions.org/did-God-create-evil.html

some skeptics say that God actually says he created evil in the bible. Is it true:

http://www.gotquestions.org/did-God-create-evil.html

Does God create evil? Certainly not. If He was the author of evil, then He certainly would not be a good God that is worthy of worship and praise, much less trusted to have our well-being in mind. The idea of a good God creating His own enemy and the object of His wrath seems inconceivable. It would be inconsistent for a good God to mastermind the idea of evil, will it into existence, and still be considered a good God.

Rather, God created man in His image with the freedom to choose. With this freedom came the opportunity to rebel against Him. Man did rebel ( Genesis 3 ), and the rest is history. The annals of human history chronicle how God uses everything — even the chaos of this world — to bring about His glory and purposes. Those purposes include our growth in becoming more Christlike.  More here: http://www.rbc.org/questionsDetail.aspx?id=45864

A ton of videos asking the question Did God create evil?

http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-US%3Aofficial&channel=s&hl=en&source=hp&q=did+god+create+evil&btnG=Google+Search#q=did+god+create+evil&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=2S1&sa=G&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&channel=s&prmd=iv&source=univ&tbs=vid:1&tbo=u&ei=sy79TPXoAsHflge6otiQBQ&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=7&ved=0CF4QqwQwBg&fp=125a18097c006d08

A conversation between a professor and student about if God created evil

http://www.godtube.com/watch/?v=J2C9CMNU

Here is the question answered by Dr. William Craig, one of my favorite Christian intellectuals

http://www.reasonablefaith.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=6209

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