God is loving. The logical question then comes: why is there so much suffering in the world? If God is good why is there so much evil in His creation?
- Evil Began in Heaven
Revelation 12:7-8 Heaven, the place of perfection, is where evil began.
Why Would God Create a Devil?
Ezekiel 28:14-15 God did not create the Devil, but a mighty angel who had a free will.
Isaiah 14:12-14 The Devil became envious of God’s position and desired to overtake Him.
Genesis 3:1-7 The Devil convinced mankind to share in his rebellion, and thus evil spread to earth.
The Character of the Devil
John 8:44 Jesus said the Devil is murderer and a liar.
John 13:2 The Devil incites men to sin.
Zechariah 3:1 The Devil accuses God’s people.
2 Corinthians 11:13-14 He masquerades as an angel of light.
The Cost of Evil
Luke 4:5-6 The Devil claims the dominion of the earth after man shared in his rebellion.
Romans 5:12 The entire human race has been plunged into sin.
Psalms 51:5 The nature of the human race has changed as a result of mankind’s
A Rescue Plan
Hebrews 2:14-17 Jesus became one of us so He could defeat the Devil and pay the price for our sin.
1 Peter 5:8-9 We must resist the Devil, knowing that Jesus has conquered him.
James 4:7-8 We resist the Devil by drawing near to God.
Do you want to draw near to God today, so the Devil can have no place in your life?