Does evil come from God?

How do we explain evil? In our post Christian society, where God has been set aside, most of us do not find the answer to that question easily. Many discuss the issue, but few consider the matter with reason and logic. So it is that some years back I featured a popular chain email that was floating around the Internet, GOD VERSUS SCIENCE. Supposedly, a smart and courageous Christian student put an Atheist professor in his place. Since the point of the email was to make ourselves feel good about ourselves, I criticized that email.

Here, however, I would like to praise the author of this post. If you need a good, concise, Biblical explanation for the existence of evil, I think this is a good one. With careful reasoning and logical explanations, the author examines what we mean we say God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.

In My Father's House

In a word, no. If you need an explanation, read on.

This subject came up in a discussion at Insanitybyte’s blog with her post, “Mirrors and Conundrums,” which included fellow believers and an atheist.  This is a vast subject which I will only be able to briefly touch here with summary statements.

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5 thoughts on “Does evil come from God?

  1. St. Augustine writes at length about this question in his Confessions books 7-10. Those who use to frequent this blog by asserting and promoting their thesis on God being evil have been refuted since the end of the Roman Empire. The rhetoric is nothing new of God not being good, it’s unfortunately been so laid to rest that the very idea has been forgotten and now presented as being all enlightened.

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    1. There is a problem with an idea being so well presented that people take it for granted and give it little thought. Still, we have to educate our children and keep fundamental beliefs forefront. That doesn’t happen well when people depend upon the government to educate their children. Politicians want everything to be about them.

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    1. Yes he did!

      I saw your story about the indignant little child. Good addition.

      Like me, I figure that when folks read Mel’s post, get real solemn and proud of themselves for finally understanding, they too will crack up with laughter when they read your comment. We should never take ourselves too seriously.

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