What about evil? (part 1 of 2)

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In the first of a two-part conversation, Chet and Shirley discuss how Jesus dealt with the problem of evil, and why Christians are united in their efforts to confront evil honestly and not gloss over human suffering.

  1. This is wrong. Christians (like me) don't believe Adam and Eve were the reasons for evil. Satan became (originated) evil turning Adam and Eve away from God to sin. Sin originated in Genesis 1 and 2, not evil.

  2. Interesting thoughts Taylor!

    I think a lot of folks, (including myself) in trying to understand Genesis 2, think of Adam and Eve, not as the originators of evil, but as the ones who got tricked into it. They didn't initiate it, but they did fall for it. It then becomes VERY interesting to me to understand better how I can learn to not fall for it, like they did. To me, that's one of the main things Jesus' teachings are about.

    It does seem to me though, that the first mention of sin, or evil, is in Genesis 2. In Genesis 1 we just find God saying again and again how good it all is.