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Jesus Talks about Evil
Jesus‘ last visit with Gadiah had to do with a discussion of good and evil. This young Philistine was much troubled by a feeling of injustice because of the presence of evil in the world alongside the good. He said;How can God, if he is infinitely good, permit us to suffer the sorrows of evil; after all, who creates evil? It was still believed by many in those days that God creates both good and evil, but Jesus never taught such error. In answering this question, Jesus said: My brother, God is love; therefore he must be good, and his goodness is so great and real that it cannot contain the small and unreal things of evil. God is so positively good that there is 45 absolutely no place in him for negative evil. Evil is the immature choosing and the unthinking misstep of those who are resistant to goodness, rejectful of beauty, and disloyal to truth. Evil is only the misadaptation of immaturity or the disruptive and distorting influence of ignorance. Evil is the inevitable darkness which follows upon the heels of the unwise rejection of light.