I heard it said recently, “If God exists then there’s a devil. Yin and Yang, ya know. Can’t have one without the other. The world consists of two opposing forces – good and evil.”
That logic puts a devil (evil) on the same level as God (good), meaning there are actually two gods. Two forces, opposing one another.
I find that logic flawed.
I don’t see the world as two equal, but opposite forces, fighting over the earth. Rather, it looks more like a good force put everything in place and an evil force is attempting to undo it all. The good force is obviously stronger because the world remains beautiful and renews itself continuously.
On the other hand, the existence of the evil force (a devil), proves there is a God. If only evil existed, then the world would not be as it is. It is too beautiful! Too wonderful for only evil to exist! Creation existing in it’s glory and fullness, could not happen if only evil existed in the world. Beyond the issue of where did all the beauty and wonder come from to start with, if only evil existed then all the beauty and good would have been swamped and overcome with ugliness and death long ago. The world continues to bring forth life and constantly renews itself. It’s man who seems bent on taking delight in killing himself.
And we know there is evil (the devil) in the world. It’s all around us and everywhere we look. It’s more and more rampant and seems to be on an ever increasing tempo of self-destruction. Murder, human trafficking, drug addiction, crime, hatred, genocide – I could go on and on – you know the list as well as I do, all the way down to petty jealousy and malicious gossip. Again, it’s existence is proof of a God who is above evil and more powerful – because something is holding the evil in check. Without this restraining force, the world would have dissipated into a dark, mire of death long ago.
One wonders what would happen if this restraining force were removed and evil was allowed to run unabated and unrestrained.
Until Next Time:
Embrace Life’s Bridges – For they Define Who You Are