Where is Evil from?
by aymon de albatrus
The "problem" of Evil and Sin are subjects that have been discussed ad nauseam, both in religious circles and in those atheistic.
Men are hell bent to make for themselves a god/s of their imaginations and likeness therefore they make any mixture to "defend God's honour" in a concept according to their thoughts. But the God of the Universes is perfectly Sovereign on absolutely everything and has no need to be defended by puny humans.
For example it is stated that God is not the author of sin. But this phrase makes no sense for sin is defined as the transgression of the Law: "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." (1Jo 3:4)
Clearly the Law was imposed by God on men, not for Himself, therefore, by definition, it is impossible to visualize that God could sin in the terms we understand, for He is not subject to His Laws, but He is above all and also All in ALL. The problem is that men think that God has to be submitted to the same Laws that He has given, but it is not so. For example an earthly father may impose on his teenager son to be home by ten in the evening, but he, himself, is not subject to this rule.
Moreover, if we say that sin was found in the creature, we must also logically admit that sin has entered in God's creation from the outside. But this is impossible for it would make God no more God, given that there is nothing created that He has not created.
Inventing "free will" is only half a solution because ALL that we have or what we are is given by God: "For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?" (1Co 4:7)
Furthermore, saying "in that case it is not my fault" has this answer from God: "Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus?" (Rom 9:19-20 )
The same thing is applicable to "Evil", as seen from our human point of view.
This puts us at a cross-road:
Is God truly Sovereign on All in All and there is absolutely nothing that can enter in His creation that is not from Him, and thus God is truly the absolute God? or
Other things, not His, can enter in His creation outside Himself and this would make God not God but a not Sovereign god, weak and subject to the whims of other identities.
Choose for yourselves, but for me God is The Absolute Sovereign and the "problem" of sin and evil is no problem at all, for He has created ALL from nothing and also keeps ALL alive and He governs ALL of it according to His pleasure and He is entitled to do all that he wants with His creation and He is perfectly just and good for He is The term of reference, not us or anything else.
Our thoughts are not His:
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." (Isa 55:8-9)
For this reason i can throw myself full of faith in the arms of The Sovereign God, but not in those of a half god where his creation can be disturbed from the outside.
The concept of The Sovereign God gives deep peace to my soul for if He has saved me, then i am saved indeed: "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." (Joh 8:36)
This means that if He has saved me, no one can snatch me out of His hand, not even myself, for He is The Supreme Sovereign.
"And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." (Joh 10:28)
Some supporting verses:
"Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?" (Mat 20:15)
"What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid." (Rom 9:14)
".... yea, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, ......" (Rom 3:4)
"See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand." (Deu 32:39)
"The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up." (1Sa 2:6)
"The LORD hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil." (Pro 16:4)
"And the LORD said, Who shall persuade Ahab, that he may go up and fall at Ramothgilead? And one said on this manner, and another said on that manner. And there came forth a spirit, and stood before the LORD, and said, I will persuade him. And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so. Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee." (1Ki 22:20-23)