Go to your mom, dad, siblings, friends, arch enemies…and ask this question: “Who created evil? Where does evil come from?”
Not many people would be able to answer that question right away. They would think about it and realize that they aren’t really sure. The bible lets us know what we need to know. Nothing more than that. Let’s look at this verse which tells us where evil comes from:
“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.” – Isaiah 45:7 (KJV)
So, there’s your answer. The almighty God, the God of Abraham, Jacob, and Issac, creates evil. Which makes sense, because everything comes from God.
Well then, let’s look at this verse:
“Your eyes are too pure to look on evil; you cannot tolerate wrongdoing. Why then do you tolerate the treacherous? Why are you silent while the wicked swallow up those more righteous than themselves?” – Habakkuk 1:13 (NIV)
Here is the ultimate question: Why does God create evil when He cannot even see evil?
WOAH. Wait a minute. Don’t you mean that God does not WANT to see evil? No. I mean – His eyes CANNOT see evil.
So then why, God? Why do you create evil?
The answer: Holy. God is Holy. His holiness comes before all evil. It is because of His separation from the evil that He is able to create something that He cannot see.
Let’s face it. We don’t understand this concept fully. There’s so many questions that are coming in our brains. Why? Why? Why? How? How? How? But that’s the limit of our mere brains. We don’t understand God fully. We will never be able to until we go to heaven – and knowing God then..that’s not a guarantee. The bible is our limit to that. We will never understand His mighty plans and timing. So all we have to do is trust in Him. Trust that God has a path laid out for us. Whether that path may be smooth or rocky, He is going to be there with us every step of the way.
Think about this. And share your thoughts.