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This paper will serve to determine whether God created evil or man created evil taken solely from a Christian perspective Ever since the beginning of time our reality has been based on the conflict between good and evil From the story of Adam and Eve to modern day everything done by the human race has been a battle between good and evil Many theologians and scholars have tried to argue the creation of evil They question if God created it or if man and his perversion of the good created it Some even believe it goes back farther than that to the angels and Lucifer Still many have reached the conclusion that evil is mans perversion of Gods great gift of free will However I do not agree I believe that evil is inherent in man just like his human nature is inherently evil I believe that God whether directly or indirectly created evil This notion will be proven throughout the remainder of the essay Because we understand God as all knowing it is quite odd that if in fact He were all knowing He would have known that Satan would be evil and bring evil into the world Consequently God should have possessed the power to stop that from happening Again some would say that it was His love that allowed Lucifer to choose that end but that would still mean that God indirectly created evil God created Lucifer and Lucifer is evil or created evil so therefore God had a part in the creation of evil itself In order for Lucifer to choose to be evil assuming free choice evil had to exist before him One must understand that Im not saying the Lord is evil and in no way am I saying the Lord likes evil I am simply stating that whether it is indirectly or directly the Lord created evil Another thought that had entered my mind while reading
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