Okay, there is
no Biblical evidence supporting your claim that "the evil in 'creating evil' means unpleasantness and hard times.
" It's just something you made up.
onewithhim wrote: ↑Wed Dec 01, 2021 11:46 am
[Replying to Miles in post #71
In other senses, such as the evil perpetrated by individuals that are looking to take advantage of others, the evil is created by them specifically for the damaging in some way of other people. Jehovah does not do this. He very much wants to have good relationships with all of his human creations, and it is sad to Him to leave them to their own devices (which is what they choose to do).
But in Isaiah 45:7: "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things
," god doesn't qualify the "evil" he creates. He doesn't say he creates some
evil, or a bit of
evil, or a lot of
evil. In effect he says he creates all evil; that if it wasn't for what he creates evil would not exist. And this exclusive responsibility is supported by his prior remark about forming the light, and creating darkness. It doesn't say "I sometimes
form the light, and occasionally
create darkness:" because the claim would hardly be noteworthy. It would be so unimportant that it would be better left unsaid---who cares that he sometimes does these things? However, what would be Biblically noteworthy is if he is the exclusive reason for existence for light, darkness, peace, and evil. Hence: "I . . . create evil
So, there are no others creating evil as in: " . . . the evil is created by them
. . . . "