Evil and Sin

God's attributes, traits, and character determine how He responds to evil. Mercy, grace, and holiness work together to save us as He upholds justice.

Day One: Is God evil?
The web site evilbible.com endeavors to do two things: (1) demonstrate that the Bible is not the Word of God, but instead is only a book written by "evil" men, and (2) disprove the God of Christianity...
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For more, see: "Did God create evil?"

Day Two: Is God cruel?
There are atheists and agnostics who argue that the God who is presented in the Bible is cruel. For example, the online "Skeptics Annotated Bible" has an entire section devoted to biblical passages that, they claim, demonstrate that God is cruel...
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For more, see: "Is God a moral monster?"

Day Three: Did God create sin?
God created the universe in six days, but, originally, the universe had no sin—everything He made was "very good" (Genesis 1:31). Sin entered the cosmos due to an act of rebellion against God, not because God created sin...
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For more, see: "Who created sin?"

Day Four: God and Evil
The Bible describes God as holy, righteous, just, and sovereign. These attributes tell us the following about God: (1) God is capable of preventing evil, and (2) God desires to rid the universe of evil. So, if both of these are true, why does God allow evil?...
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For more, see: "Why does God allow deception?"

Day Five: God and Murder
The Old Testament records God killing multitudes of people, and some people want to believe this makes Him a murderer. The misconception that "killing" and "murder" are synonymous is partially based on the King James mistranslation of the sixth commandment...
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Day Six: God's Goodness and the World's Evil
The evil in the world did not come from God. If Adam and Eve had only obeyed God, then they may have lived on earth forever, walking with God, tending the garden, working together—what might God's "Plan A" have been?...
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Day Seven: God's Omniscience and Satan's Rebellion
This is a two-part question. The first part is "Did God know Satan would rebel?" We know from Scripture that God is omniscient, which literally means "all-knowing." Job 37:16; Psalm 139:2–4, 147:5; Proverbs 5:21; Isaiah 46:9-10; and 1 John 3:19–20 leave no doubt that God's knowledge is infinite...
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Day Eight: God's Omniscience and Original Sin
The Bible says that God created all things—including us—for Himself. He is glorified in His creation. "From him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen"...
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For more, see: "Why does God create people when He knows they are going to go to hell?"

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Published 10-25-16