Q: Where did the devil come from? I suppose God must have created him, since God created everything that exists. But I have a hard time understanding this, since it would make God the creator of evil, wouldn’t it? Or has the devil always existed? — F.R.L.
A: This is a very good question and is often referred to as “the problem of evil”. It has been discussed and analyzed to a great degree. Why would an all-powerful, loving god create evil? It does not make sense. Click here to read more.
As a child, I was taught that Christianity and the bible were true, and I accepted that without question. As an adult, I began to question the validity of the bible and discovered that it does not make rational sense. This led me to reject Christianity and identify myself as an atheist. I urge you to continue asking tough questions like this and to not stop until you arrive at satisfactory answers. An increasing number of people are finding that there are none and end up rejecting the bible, Christianity, and it’s teachings.