If God Created Everything, Doesn’t That Mean He Created Evil?

28 Dec, 2015

Summary: God created us with a free will, not evil.

God created us with a free will, not evil.

Explanation: God created as free beings that could make meaningful choices. Free will is good. However, it also comes with the chance to choose the non-good, which is of course what happened. 

God created as free beings that could make meaningful choices. Free will is good. However, it also comes with the chance to choose the non-good, which is of course what happened. 

Good is what pleases God and God can only create what pleases Him. In fact, it is impossible for God to create evil because of the very definition of evil…  

Evil is a lack of good, just like a hole is a lack of dirt. A hole is an absence dirt where dirt should have been.  Evil is a lack of good where good should have been. Evil is a lack of what God wants us to do.

And a lack of something is not a ‘thing’.  One cannot build a lack of something. You cannot ‘build’ a hole in a factory. You can’t make a hole out of stuff. A hole is something that is not there. You have to go to where dirt exists and remove the dirt. 

Therefore, God cannot build a lack of good. He can only create beings with free will (which is good) and that free being has the choice of obeying God (good) or disobeying God (non-good, evil).

Evil is when a free being chooses not to do the good it was created for. Evil is the hole in the good of what God wants us to do.

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