God and Evil

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“I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.”
–Isaiah 45:7

Perhaps no Bible verse stirs up controversy like Isaiah 45:7.

Particularly among those who pretend to honor God’s Word.

“Oh, God could NEVER create evil!  There’s NOTHING evil about God!”

“Evil comes from the devil!  Everybody knows that!”

“God created evil?  That’s just crazy talk!”

And there is NO end to the number of smiling pulpit wolves who attempt to make Isaiah 45:7 say something it CLEARLY does NOT say.

One question which makes all but the most hard-bitten pretenders pause:

“IF the “One-who-created-ALL-things” did not create evil, then who did?

God created evil: He does not ACT in an evil manner, BUT he created evil.

God created EVERYTHING.

Including evil.

Those who disagree the most vehemently are usually those who do not believe the Word of God.

“For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him”
–Colossians 1:16

“All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”
–John 1:3

“Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.”
–Revelation 4:11

Once more (for those slow on the uptake), God created evil: He does not ACT in an evil manner, BUT he created evil.

And God’s Word verifies this.

DOES the reader believe God created evil?

It is not YET too late: there is still a little 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?

Make Your Calling and Election Sure: End Times Survival

DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

Time is Running Out: Today is the Day of Salvation

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.”
-–Romans 1:16

A Reminder: The Gospel is Simple

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: October 4, 2021.]

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