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I would like to assume some points before asking the main questions.
God did not have a beginning. God created everything. Not just tangible things but even dreams and imaginations. There is evil and there is good. Evil is not a neutral/default state.
So my question is. Did God create evil? There are some who say that evil is the absence of good. Then it will mean that evil=neutral. Which means if you are doing nothing(absence of good) therefore you are doing evil things?
The fact that evil still exist comes down to couple possible conclusions.
- God created evil.
- God is unable to remove evil from the universe(which is unlikely because he can do anything he wants).
So how do the scriptures explain these?