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Did God make / create the darkness, (evil)?

God is not the author of evil

According to Isaiah 45:7, it seems to says He did.

6. . . I am Jehovah, and there is none else; 7forming the light and creating darkness; making peace and creating evil. I Jehovah do all these things.

God created all things, but He is not the author of evil

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth", Genesis 1:1. and He said that His creation was good, very good. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made, John 1:3.

God created all things, He also made Lucifer, which fell and is now called Satan or the Devil, Satan perverted what God had made and is over the evil that we see in the world today, for He is the prince of this world, John 12:31.

God does no evil, Satan is the author of that.


God created all things, John 1:3, least we accredit Satan as being able to create.
When people ask the question or put forth the statement that God created the darkness (evil), it is either out of their own personal agenda, (ie, let us sin all the more, for God created the darkness too and He understands), or it is a reflection of what their heart is expecting (ie. God made the darkness too, so I really should not expect much from Him).
As New Testament believers we need to meditate on what is true, honest, just, pure, lovely and of good report, Phillipians 4:8. And we need to take every thought captive and cast down every thought that exalts itself against Christ Jesus, 2nd Corinthians 10:5.