Many have reflected on this question without finding any answer
Although people don’t really have answers to the above question, nonetheless, there are many theories and postulations, from different ideas when people think about the extent of evil going on in the world today.
There is an idea that Lucifer, who is a fallen Archangel creates evil in the world in opposition to God.
Free Will Stipulates Personal Responsibility
The opportunity of free will is to give man the opportunity to determine the direction of his life. He can choose and enjoy being free. Nothing is forced on him, the world is his oysters, but he is bound by the result of his choices.
All human beings were created pure, with the use of neutral spiritual power. This is ‘’water of life’’ streaming through the whole of creation, for good thoughts and deeds. Everything was joyous, everyone was happy and contented.
It then gets to a stage that people’s perception was towards greed, vanity and materialism, that it closes himself to higher direction. He no longer values spiritual things, because ‘’no man can serve TWO MASTERS, either he hates the one, and love the other, or be devoted to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and mammon’’ Matthew 6:24.
With all these that are going on in the mind of man, the foundation for evil is laid.
Man’s Spiritual Decline Pays The Way For Evil
Thoughtforms always attract similar thoughts according to The Law of Attraction of Homogeneous Species. This means in essence that all similar thoughts good or evil converge together and gather more strength for action.
In the spiritual decline of mankind, Lucifer, the fallen archangel plays the part of enticer and tempter.
Let us look back at the history of Lucifer. He came from the Divine Realm. To lovingly tending the human race was his principal task, and guiding them towards choosing and using the Spiritual guidance in subsequent creation (the earth). But rather he introduced mankind to greed, cruelty and vanity.
‘’Again the devil took him (Jesus) to a very high mountain and show him all the kingdoms of the world and its splendour. All these I will give you if you will bow down and worship me.’’ Matthew 4: 8–9
In fact, Lucifer introduced the man to greed and materialism, the bane of man’s disease up till the present time. That is the reason that wherever you find greed, cruelty and materialism, the fear of God or any Spiritual value is always absent. They are opposite.
Evil Is The Fault Of Man Alone
It is man’s fault that he succumbs to the lure of Lucifer. He is endowed with the spiritual capacity to defend himself.
’’Submit yourselves then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.’’. James 4:7
He also has numerous help, against all the dark forces in the universe, just for the asking. Many unfortunately made themselves instruments of darkness due to their love for what is base.
‘’And He called the multitude and says unto them, hear ye, and understand. Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man, but that which cometh out of the man defileth a man. From within out of the heart of man proceeds evil thought’’ Mark 7:20–21
The psychologists and those who analyse evils, especially murders carried out by men, have all concluded that most are ‘’Premeditated’’, that is thought about, planned ahead before execution.
Christ came to show mankind the ‘’path to follow’’, but mankind still has a role to play. The role is faith, acceptance, forsaken the evil path, and changing to a good way now laid down for him to follow.
A person must be willing to change, without which the path cannot help him. A good example is the story of Daniel in the lion’s death. This illustration demonstrated the capacity of protection that we can expect if we do what is right and flee from the lure of Lucifer. Mankind always has help in time of need. All he needs to do is to ASK.
In this brief article by Charlene Fate, she writes about the choices between good and the evil and encourages us to make the good ones. Enjoy reading.