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What is the origin of evil?

  1. Anonye profile image62
    Anonyeposted 6 years ago

    What is the origin of evil?

    From the book of genesis in the bible, an account of creation was made. The issue of evil wasnt mentioned as part of creation, yet people say that God created evrything on earth and evil is a thing does it mean that God created it too, and maybe because evil represents bad thing it was delibratly left out of the accounts of creation. What do you think?

  2. mikaylab93 profile image66
    mikaylab93posted 6 years ago

    This is a very interesting question, my idea comes from a book I read a while ago, I believe it was called Zero.

    It is explained like this:

         There is no such thing as darkness, just the lack of light.
         There is no such thing as cold, just the lack of heat.
         There is no such thing as evil, just the lack of God.

    Then to answer your question, evil was never created, good was corrupted. Therefore evil does not have it's own origin, good is it's origin if you want to think about it that way. Evil moved away from the origin and became what it did.

    In The Christian Bible Satan or the Devil is said to have become evil when he left the presence of god.

  3. peterxdunn profile image60
    peterxdunnposted 6 years ago

    Forget the biblical depiction of evil as a 'force' in its own right: personified as the devil or satan, whatever.

    It is this old lie that lets evil persist in our world. 

    Evil acts are perpetrated by men. We are the monsters.

    Look at the wars that are being fought around the world - right now. Who is prosecuting these wars? Why are these wars being fought. Who benefits from these wars being fought? Is the real objective of fighting these war to win? Or is fighting these wars the end in itself? After all: people do get rich from waging war. Indentify these people and you will know who the evil people are. Answer all the questions posed above and you will understand the true nature of what contitutes evil.

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    AMBASSADOR BUTLERposted 6 years ago

    Evil is the knowledge of good and evil. In the beginning GOD created everything and said it is very good. From this very good in the beginning something went terribly wrong when Lucifer who had the greatest glory among all created things and beings in heaven decided to be GOD and was not satisfy with what he have with the relationship with GOD and rebelled and tried to overthrow GOD from his throne and during this time everything was put out of order and GOD let this disorder to take its full course until it is time to put it back together like in the beginning which GOD will do in the future when GOD destroys this earth with fervent heat and create the New Earth and the New Heaven where the New Jerusalem comes down out of the New Heaven and suspends itself above the New Earth which is the headquarters of Jesus Christ and those who will be ruling with him over the New Earth who have qualified for positions of rulership while they were alive on the earth before they die and crossover to the other side of death. I will be one of them that have qualified and I am looking forward to it as GOD on August 1, 1982 A.D. a Sunday morning shown me in a vision the other side of death.

  5. Rev. Akins profile image77
    Rev. Akinsposted 6 years ago

    I always faced the question of whether evil exists with these three truths. One of them has to be wrong in order for the other two to exist.
    1) God is all powerful.
    2) God loves us and will do anything to prove that.
    3) Evil exists.
    I personally make the last one a half truth, it is our perception that evil exists. We see many problems in the world, like pain, hunger, war, murder, etc. All of these are actions by people not living according to a higher love of others. Evil does not actually exist, we have left our beloved creator and are making our own decisions. There are many times when something that is once thought of as evil becomes good later on. We learn a valuable lesson, we change our behaviors, or people come together to support those in trouble and pain.

  6. INDIAGUIDE profile image36
    INDIAGUIDEposted 6 years ago

    Evil is one type of psychological feeling created by our ancisters in past to believe the God. If it will not be there there will not be believe on God.