Is God wrong to create evil?
Isn’t it better if God created no evil?
Doesn’t the Creation of Evil put God at fault?
Is God wrong to create evil? no!
Isn’t it better if God created no evil? no!
Doesn’t the Creation of Evil put God at fault? No!
Shallow arguments against God will not stand and belong to the immature; Scripture reveals mature doctrine to understand why we are not programmed to be like robots nor animals through the “ability of choice” and ‘not’ responses via programming being made into “His Image”.
As Hebrews 5:14 goes, perhaps we were meant to eat of the tree of knowledge of Good and Evil when we are “mature” first to be able to handle that knowledge.
Adam & Eve took it too early while they are immature while God forbade them at that point knowing that they are not ready.
So, when they took it pre-maturely, they fell into sin not being able to discern much.
They didn’t have the knowledge of evil but they were given the ability to choose.
It’s more of foolishness of not obeying God’s Voice which led to the Fall rather than a choice toward evil & hence the Lawyer argument doesn’t hold (being built upon a defense that ‘it was a choice to do evil’, which is NOT the case here but rather, is a ‘choice of NOT obeying’).
The Ability and knowledge to obey or not is not part of evil but of Good. There is a sin not leading to death which accounts for such imperfections in choice throughout creation (1 John 5:16). But the disobedience at the Fall was a sin leading to Death type and that’s why God warned against eating of the fruit (Romans 6:23, Romans 5:12).
*Knowing both Good & Evil and NOT doing any evil (Psalm 5:4) is the Perfection of God too (Genesis 3:22) and may He mould us in “maturity” (Hebrews 5:14) toward that ‘despite’ our fall, His Will be Done.
“And Jehovah God saith, ‘Lo, the man was as one of Us, as to the knowledge of good and evil; and now, lest he send forth his hand, and have taken also of the tree of life, and eaten, and lived to the age,’ –” (Genesis 3:22)
“For not a God desiring wickedness art Thou, Evil inhabiteth Thee not.” (Psalm 5:4)
“and of perfect men is the strong food, who because of the use are having the senses exercised, unto the discernment both of good and of evil.” (Hebrews 5:14)