The Bible is the most important book in the Christian faith. Christianity’s beliefs are well-grounded in the Bible, and it isn’t going to change anytime soon. It’s been the same for some thousands of years and still stands today – the Bible serves as the foundation of Christianity all over the world.
So it only makes sense to look at the Bible and ask about one of the most controversial topics of modern times, the nature of good and evil. What does the Bible say about being good? What does the Bible say about evil? How easy is it to believe in God’s goodness and salvation when all you see everywhere, in the modern world, are evil done and evil being done and evil yet to be done? Where does God stand in all of this, according to the Bible?
Let’s take a look.
The thing is, God created good things and nothing else.
Go and read some of the passages from the Genesis. God created earth, the sea, the sky, fauna and flora, and then He created Man. According to the Bible, God created everything good in this world. Yet evil exists. By some unexplainable circumstance evil wormed its way into God’s creation bringing along with it a single intent: to corrupt the goodness in God’s creation and finally lead it to its destruction.
But if God created good things and good things only, how did evil figure in all of this?
John had the answer and he wrote this very clearly in the Bible. The Bible passage read, “We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19)
This isn’t your Harry Potter. There’s indeed an “evil one”, and his name is Satan. It was mentioned in the Bible passage Matthew 13:19.
God is the source of goodness, while Satan is the cause of evil. The Bible says this very clearly and in an ideal world no one would question the source of evil and associate it with God’s intentions for Mankind. But there are people who choose doubt over faith. Despite what the Bible says, these people form theory after theory questioning why God created good and evil, that evil exists because there is goodness, or goodness exists because there is evil, that kind of Yin and Yang theory.
A lot of people who believe all this theorizing have some sort of traumatic experience in the past, which makes them the likely candidate to believe such talk. They have past issues they choose to run away from and take refuge in convenient beliefs. One of these beliefs is that God created both good and evil.
But a true Christian has his faith and beliefs grounded in the Bible, and the Bible says that God created good things and nothing else. All evil in this world is the work of Satan. We should believe in God instead of doubting Him. Nobody likes to get the blame for something he didn’t do.
What do you believe in?
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