“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. “
One sure way to start an argument with many of the church folk is to quote Isaiah 45:7.
“God does not create evil!”
“God has NOTHING to do with evil. Period.”
Such folks are at a loss if asked, “Does God create everything?”
“For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen”
“Yes. God creates everything.”
“Then who creates ‘evil’ if not God?”
One problem with SELECTIVELY trusting the Word of God is that eventually, such SELECTIVITY ties one up in knots.
God (through His Word) insists He creates evil.
When one does NOT trust God’s Word about Isaiah 45:7 means that one also can’t trust God’s Word about Amos 3:6.
“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?”
EXACTLY WHERE does one start trusting God’s Word to be true?
At this point, it should be pointed out that God’s Word says that ‘God CREATES evil,’ NOT that God acts in an evil manner or performs evilly.
In fact, God’s Word declares that the LORD CANNOT behave evilly.’
“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man”
“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
“For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee.”
It is at about this point that those who do NOT believe the Word of God BUT ACT AS IF THEY DO, start bringing out their SEMANTICAL hoops for their listeners to jump through.
“Oh, when God says he creates ‘evil,’ he is REALLY talking about ‘creating chaos or calamity.’”
“Oh, when Isaiah talks about ‘evil,’ he is REALLY referring to ‘war.’”
“‘Evil’ means ‘confusion’ and God is NOT the author of confusion.”
Some who do NOT believe the Word of God BUT ACT AS IF THEY DO, claim that Satan is the creator of evil.
This gives Satan power he does NOT have. By attributing the power to create–even evil–to Satan, such men glorify and magnify the prince of this world.
By glorifying and magnifying Satan, such men reveal who they REALLY follow.
In NO way does God behave wickedly. BUT, God can (and does and will) make use of EVERY part of his creation–even the wicked.
“The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.”
God’s Word IS true.
ALL of it.
WHO does the reader believe created evil?
It is not YET too late: there is still time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.
DOES the reader believe he is saved?
DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?
THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
–1 Corinthians 15:1-8
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: July 5, 2021.]
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