|If God created everything, doesn’t the evil we see in this world prove that God is evil?|
|No, it doesn’t. Keep in mind that God created a perfect universe, reflecting His infinitely good and perfect nature. It was sin which brought evil into His perfect creation. The results we see reflect the infinitely evil nature of sin.
When we leave God out of our lives by choosing to sin, we open the door for evil to fill the void. Perhaps a fair definition of evil is an absence of God in a given situation. But God even turns evil to good for those of us who love and trust Him. Both moral evil (abortion, sexual immorality, stealing, etc.), which results from our individual choice to sin, and natural evil (aging, sickness, death, etc.) are allowed by God in His supreme wisdom and mercy to call us back to Him. C.S. Lewis wrote, “Pain is God’s megaphone to a deaf world.”
The sharp contrast between good and evil deepens the revelation of our loving and merciful God in His creation and a wise person will glorify Him because of this.