I had a conversation with my family about original sin and the topic of God and evil. There was one interesting statement that my family member mentioned. If I were to remember correctly, it was related to the idea that we humans are the one that causes to do what is evil and that made me wonder, since we have the ability to create, could we have created evil as well?
However, some flaws that I have about this is the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the Satan’s original sin. So my alternate question is, did man contribute to the creation of greater evil as Romans 1:30 states, “slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; *they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents;”. But then again, Paul said “doing evil”, so its not the essence of evil itself.
Gotquestions answer on the question, “Did God create sin?” provided some great insights and it convinced me. I remembered that sin in itself is “khata” or “to miss the mark”. Mark of what? Mark of God’s standard. They said, " But He does not chain us. God did not put a fence around the forbidden tree in the Garden of Eden. Adam and Eve had freedom to choose obedience or disobedience. When they chose sin, they also chose the consequences that went with it (Genesis 3:16–24)."
But still, it didn’t answer who or what created evil. John Piper, concluded however that Satan’s first desire to do evil is a mystery. We just do not know! (See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECPCLhe3UQo) And while writing this, lead me to be reminded of this verse, Deutronomy 29:29, “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.” Maybe it’s not meant for us to know or not yet.
I’m not wholly sure about this so I ask, what are your thoughts about this topic?