As a Christian, life becomes much easier when we take God with his word. Nevertheless, it’s hard for many to do it. An area with great difficulty applies to the origin of the apology. Christians have difficulty believing in God’s love is behind all the evil we see in this world? We would rather be diplomatic and attributed everything to the devil.
The devil, however, is only God’s servant. God categorically declares that he is the author of evil: “I form the light and create the darkness, I create peace and make pain: I the Lord do all this.” (Isaiah 45: 7). Amos echoes this: “If there is an accident in a city, the Lord has not done it?” (Amos 3: 6).
No good or bad happening outside of God’s will. The devil does not initiate anything. what God allows. (Job 1: 6-12). “Who can speak and make it happen if the Lord has not ordained it? Is it not from the Highest mouth that both accidents and good things come? (Lamentations 3: 37-38). Therefore, Job asks his wife: “Should we really accept good from God, and may we not accept adversity?” (Job 2:10).
The thing of God really causes problems with those who are likely to limit him to a dimension: “At that time I will seek Jerusalem and punish those living in satisfaction who say in his heart,” The Lord will not do good and he does not hurt “Zephaniah 1:12).
The devil did not just go: God created him. He was not God’s mistake God can not make mistake God created the devil to be a devil Jesus says: Make the tree good and its fruit good, otherwise the tree corrupts and its fruit corrupts; for the tree is known of its fruit. Offspring of vipers! How can you, who are evil, speak good things? “(Matthew 12: 33-34).
Who makes the good tree good and the corrupt tree corrupted? Only God; the Creator of all things!
Popular Christian theology says that the devil was created well, but he became evil. In short, he departed from the purpose that God thought. It is impossible! Nothing deviates from God’s purpose. God’s counsel is unchangeable. His will is always done. Paul says, “God works according to his own will.” (Ephesians 1:11) ).
God is emphatic: “My intention will stand.” (Isaiah 46:10). “Indeed, as I have planned, it will be, and as I have thought, it will stand. “(Isaiah 14:24). The Psalmist says,” The plan of the Lord is established forever. “(Psalm 33:11).
Where will Christians get the wrongness of a devil made good, which differs from evil? Scripture support because of this error is found in Ezekiel 28: 1-19, where a regret of the king’s bull is said to be wrong about Satan, and Isaiah 14: 12-23, where a proclamation about the king of Babylon is also said to be wrong to be about Satan.
In Ezekiel 28, Tire’s King is compared to Adam and not Satan. It was Adam who was in Eden, the garden of God. (Ezekiel 28:13). It was Adam who was perfect on all his ways until there was evil in him. (Ezekiel 28:15). It was Adam who was thrown out of the mountain of God. (Ezekiel 28:16).
The devil, on the other hand, was never perfect. God created the devil to be the devil. He says, “I have created the devastation to destroy.” (Isaiah 54:16). Jesus also says that the devil has always been devilish: “He was a killer from the beginning.” (John 8:44). Then God did not make a mistake with the devil. The devil and his work are part of God’s will. In fact, the role of devil is crucial to God’s plan of salvation.
Times and seasons
So why did God create the devil, and why does God create evil?
God creates evil as we may know and appreciate the good. If we do not know the darkness, we would not appreciate the light. If we do not know the evil, we would not appreciate it well. If we do not feel sick, we would not appreciate good health. In short, God hurts as we can know him: the good, compassionate and compassionate God.
Therefore, God creates times and seasons for good and evil. Solomon says, “For every thing there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born and a time to die: a time to plant, and a time to pull up what is planted a time to kill and one time to heal: a time to break down and a time to build; a time to cry and a time to laugh a while to calm and a time to dance. “(Ecclesiastes 3: 1-4).
Unlike man, God does things in two: “Yahweh is poor and rich, he is burning and lifting up.” (Isaiah 2: 7). The Psalmist says, “God has spoken once, twice I have heard this: the power belongs to God. O Lord, also be merciful to you, because you do each after his work.” (Psalm 62: 11-12).
If God speaks once, it’s imperative to hear him twice. This is because the first time can be the expression of his power: but the second time it will be his mercy. Remember that the grace of God finally prevails over God’s judgment. (James 2:13).
“Because God is speaking – now one way, now another – but man may not perceive it.” (Job 33:14). God’s second often makes his first in sharp relief. While the first can reveal the wrath of God, reveals the mercy and mercy of the second God. Consequently, the first man was Adam the sinner, but the other man is Jesus the righteous. God first gave the law through Moses, where the wages of sin are death. Then he revealed his grace through Jesus, where God’s gift is eternal life.
The Resurrection and Life
Make no mistake about it, God is a murderer: “The Lord sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men in Israel fell dead.” (1 Chronicles 21:14). Do not romanticize Jesus out of this either. Listen to his words: “I will throw her into a sick bed and those who commit adultery with her in great pressure, unless they repent of their deeds. I will kill their children with death.” (Revelation 2: 22-23) ).
But contrary to a man who kills to destroy, God kills to live. Therefore, expect God to redeem life from death: “The Lord kills and lives on: He comes down to the grave and gets up.” (1 Samuel 2: 6). “He blows, but he binds up, he sores, but his hands do all.” (Job 5: 17-18).
It is the beauty of our Lord Jesus Christ. He creates the evil to redeem completely from it. He kills for the rendering of God’s work. (John 9: 3). Now you can understand why Jesus is in honor like: “Resurrection and Life.” (John 11:25).