If God created everything? Then who created Evil?…Hmmmmmm!

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Did God create everything that exists? Does evil exist?

Did God create evil?

A University professor at a well known institution of higher learning challenged his students with this question.

“Did God create everything that exists?”

A student bravely replied, “Yes he did!”

“God created everything?” the professor asked.

“Yes sir, he certainly did,” the student replied.

The Professor then answered,

“If God created everything; then God created evil and since evil exists, and according to the principal that our works define who we are, then we can assume God is evil.”

The student became quiet and did not answer the professor’s hypothetical definition.

The professor, quite pleased with himself, boasted to the students that he had proven once more that the Christian faith was a myth.

Another student raised his hand and said,

“May I ask you a question, professor?”

“Of course”, replied the professor.

The student stood up and asked,

“Professor, does cold exist?”

“What kind of question is this? Of course it exists.

Have you never been cold?”

The other students snickered at the young man’s question.

The young man replied,

“In fact sir, cold does not exist.

According to the laws of physics, what we consider cold is in reality the absence of heat. Every body or object is susceptible to study when it has or transmits energy and heat is what makes a body or matter have or transmit energy.

Absolute zero (-460 F) is the total absence of heat; and all matter becomes inert and incapable of reaction at that temperature.

Cold does not exist. We have created this word to describe how we feel if we have no heat.”

The student continued,

“Professor, does darkness exist?”

The professor responded, “Of course it does.”

The student replied,

“Once again you are wrong sir, darkness does not exist either.

Darkness is in reality the absence of light. Light we can study, but not darkness.

In fact, we can use Newton’s prism to break white light into many colors and study the various wavelengths of each color. You cannot measure darkness.

A simple ray of light can break into a world of darkness and illuminate it. How can you know how dark a certain space is?

You measure the amount of light present.

Isn’t this correct?

Darkness is a term used by man to describe what happens when there is no light present.”

Finally the young man asked the professor,

“Sir, does evil exist?”

Now uncertain, the professor responded,

“Of course, as I have already said. We see it everyday. It is in the daily examples of man’s inhumanity to man.

It is in the multitude of crime and violence everywhere in the world. These manifestations are nothing else but evil. “

To this the student replied,

“Evil does not exist, sir, or at least it does not exist unto itself.

Evil is simply the absence of God. It is just like darkness and cold, a word that man has created to describe the absence of God. God did not create evil.

Evil is the result of what happens when man does not have God’s love present in his heart. It’s like the cold that comes when there is no heat, or the darkness that comes when there is no light.”

The professor sat down.

The young man’s name  wasAlbert Einstein

1.) “God and the Astronomers” By Robert Jastrow

2.) “America’s God and country: encyclopedia of quotations” By William J. Federer

3.) “How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist” By Andrew Newberg, Mark Robert Waldman

4.) “Is God a Delusion?: A Reply to Religion’s Cultured Despisers” By Eric Reitan

3 thoughts on “If God created everything? Then who created Evil?…Hmmmmmm!”

  1. With this article in mind, I thought of this scripture.

    Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
    Isa 45:8 Drop down, ye heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness: let the earth open, and let them bring forth salvation, and let righteousness spring up together; I the LORD have created it.

    How would you explain this in relation to this article.

    1. First of all, the Hebrew word for evil, rah, is used in many different ways in the Bible. In the KJV Bible, it occurs 663 times. Four-hundred-thirty-one (431) times it is translated as evil. The other 232 times it is translated as wicked, bad, hurt, harm, ill, sorrow, mischief, displeased, adversity, affliction, trouble, calamity, grievous, misery, and trouble. So we can see that the word does not require that it be translated as evil. This is why different Bibles translate this verse differently. It is translated as calamity by the NASB and NKJV, disaster by the NIV, and woe by the RSV. So to limit it to one interpretation is at best dangerous to it’s context but I can well understand why the world see’s this as a contradiction in terms.

      Pay closer attention to the context of the verse, it is speaking of natural phenomena not spiritual.

      Notice that the context of the verse is dealing with who God is and that it is God who speaks of natural phenomena (sun, light, dark) and that it is God who is able to cause “well-being” as well as “calamity.” Contextually, this verse is dealing with natural disasters and human comfort issues. It is not speaking of moral evil.

      “I am the Lord, and there is no other; Besides Me there is no God. I will gird you, though you have not known Me; That men may know from the rising to the setting of the sun That there is no one besides Me. I am the Lord, and there is no other, The One forming light and creating darkness, Causing well-being and creating calamity; I am the Lord who does all these,” (Isaiah 45:5-7).

      CONTEXT means everything when learning what the bible means, we would not hold ANY other book in the world to these same ideas we would find out what the author meant by knowing his collective works, his personal life, how he perceived the world around him, what other wrote or said about him. That’s how we know that what they wrote is by them and not someone else!

      God deserves the same treatment, we should read the bible as a conduit of truth over time, taken together as a whole truth. It requires us to NOT hold preconceived ideas from bad sources when reading it!

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