~The perplexing concept, evil, pleads the mind of God
We can adequately ‘verify, that what we refer to as evil, could only originate, from the same place, everything else originates… ‘The mind of The Creator’; and we do that, from reading God’s scripture, and observing the logistics that come into play.
Evil’s not a ‘creation’, so much as it is a process, ‘conceived’ and ‘implemented’ with perfect accuracy, and the power to annihilate it’ at a point in time… once the Creator Himself has had enough of it!
OUR SUFFERINGS ON THIS EARTH, ARE BOTH ‘PERMISSIBLE’ AND ‘UNAVOIDABLE’…
IT IS FOOLISHNESS TO ASK…
“WHY DOES GOD LETS BAD THINGS HAPPEN?”!
THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO… BECAUSE THIS TEMPORAL LIFE, IS ‘GENERAL STUDIES 101′… YOU’RE LIVING IN A FALLEN STATE… AND IT’S NOT YOUR PERSONAL ‘JOY RIDE’… COMPLETELY FREE OF CONSEQUENCES!
You were ‘Born’ into sin and suffering… and you’ll ‘Die’ in sin and suffering!
”Hurts Doesn’t It? Good!… It’s Working!”
The triggering mechanism was to create the most beautiful of all the angels, already ‘over-seeded’ with the ‘concept’, and given, a position of authority (choir leader), ‘Lucifer’. Once Lucifer’s pride kicked in, God expelled Lucifer and his followers to earth, thus placing evil on the planet… even before, creating man. That ‘serpent’ in the tree, was already waiting for man’s arrival… and God knew it. He could just as easily sent the lot of them to mars… but He didn’t. So why earth? To ‘serve His purpose’.
Do you actually believe that God had no idea what Lucifer would do, right from the start… when He’s ‘Omniscient’? If you think He was ‘Blind-sided’ or in the ‘Dark’ on ANYTHING… Ya got the Wrong God!
In order to kick start evil, specifically in ‘man’, all He had to do was place a single element (recorded to be a ‘one-of-a-kind’ fruit bearing tree), in the garden of Eden.
This is acutely similar, to the same scenario, as a grandfather placing his wallet on the table in front of a child and saying, “I’m going to leave the room, so don’t you dare touch this wallet!”
No sooner does he peek around the corner, than the child has completely dragged every thing in the wallet out, and onto the floor.
Had God not executed this scenario whereby man falls, and then is forced to seek God out, He would have just been creating more angels, who already knew Him.
Nothing exists that was not wrought by God. Evil exists.
…for You created all things… (Ephesians 3:9, Revelation 4:11)
~The Origin of Evil
As I stated earlier, evil is a ‘Concept’, ‘in the mind’…not a tangible thing related to the laws of physics. You can’t see, touch, feel, smell or hear evil. It is not one of the fundamental forces of physics, nor does it consist of matter, energy, or the spatial dimensions of the universe… and it is ‘timeless’ until terminated. Yet Evil ‘Resides’… It resides… in the mind of humans and fallen angels.
It is an ‘Unseen’ and ‘Extremely Powerful’ Concept, which plays an intrinsical and pivotal role, in bringing souls to a position of having to ‘Choose’ to “Seek out God”… and it is a ‘death sentence’ for the fallen angels… whereas angels’ were created in the very presence of God, and because of this, there is no Angel, who is longing to ‘Discover God’ nor able to ‘Commune with Him’, on His ‘Own Level’. In all of this… We, are ‘Above’ the angels… and they serve us.
Basically… This is the ‘Key’ reasoning for the Creator’s words, “Let us make man, in our ‘Own’ image” (not the image of angels).
God Himself proclaims He is the ‘Conceiver of Evil’… ‘Tho they are ‘Three’ revealing and well hidden passages within the Old Testament, which most Christians and secular humans, usually overlook or scratch their heads… and those who do find them, immediately feel the need, to explain it away, for the simple reason, that they can not fathom a Benevolent Creator, implementing such a seemingly ‘negative’ concept.
I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil; I, the Lord, do all these things.
~Isaiah 45:7 (KJ21)
Out of the mouth of the Most High proceedeth not evil and good?
~Lamentations 3:38 (KJ21)
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?
~Amos 3:6 (KJ21)
There you have it, straight from God. “Evil exists because God saw the necessity for it, regardless of your inadequate human comprehension.” Evil didn’t just ‘pop out’ of nowhere (and by the way… Lucifer can’t create Anything. His only expertise… is to ‘manipulate’, that which is already created).
Yes, I repeated this line above, but now ‘Think’ on it a little harder… “Nothing exists, that was not wrought by the Creator.”… So are Ya gonna agree with the ‘Entire Bible’, or are ya gonna ‘Dispute’ the parts ya don’t like?
“WHAT?!”, you say… Ahh… but not without ‘meaning’ and ‘purpose’!
Now think about what the term ‘Omniscience’ implies.
Do you suppose that God, in His Omniscience…had absolutely no idea, that Lucifer would ever turn on Him, thus ‘kick-starting’ evil? Hmmm?
The fact is… None of His planning, which is now in place… would work, in the absence of evil. Ergo… the Creator Himself, conceived it, primarily as a ‘Motivator’ (and punishment for original sin), to demonstrate to humanity, they are all falling short in their own efforts… but He did NOT unleash it, to the point where He couldn’t control it, whenever He wishes.
It is the ‘Evil Factor’, that in the end, causes us to ‘Seek’ Him, whereas, the angels, already KNOW Him… and He didn’t want more angels… He WANTED COMPANY, that could discourse and think like Him. Otherwise… That’s exactly what you’ve got… MORE ANGELS!
To Top it All Off… in the future… God has already even ‘Planned’ to release Lucifer ‘evil’, AGAIN!… after Christ has reigned on earth for one thousand years… Which Translates to… “Intent to Use Evil Yet, One More Time!”… And in this scenario, He’s going to use it, to sieve out everyone who has been born during that time. ONLY THEN… SHALL EVIL BE NO MORE!
YOU CAN’T ARGUE WITH GOD OR LOGIC! GOD’S PRIMARY LEVERAGE IS ALLOWING EVIL… TO BRING YOU TO YOUR KNEES.
WITHOUT IT… YOU’VE GOT NOTHING!
Written by Douglas L. Duncan; M. Phil
Also read ‘What is Evil?‘, for an alternate view of evil.