I don't have to think on it, I UNDERSTAND IT.<quoted text>
Wow...that was an epic dodge, Patty.
If god didn't create evil, how did evil come to be? How could something that god didn't allow to exist when he created the universe suddenly appear?
In other words - how did the first person or angel or whatever your mythology says was first - how did they choose to be or do evil when evil had never existed up to that point?
Think on THAT for a moment.........
if something isn't right, then it is wrong.
Lucifer in his free will became jealous and greedy and wanted to be 'like' God.
and that was the begining of evil.....
God cast Lucifer OUT of heaven and down to earth to dwell in the darkness and void of it.
it wasn't until much later God decided to create and fashion earth for a creation of mankind.
and what did He tell Adam,
you may eat of any tree you like, except for ONE.
the tree of knowledge of good and evil......
and what did He do? He freely chose to disobey God and listen to Eve and eat of the forbidden tree which allowed sin and evil to enter into this world BY MANS CHOICE, BY MANS DOING. Not God.