What is evil?


Evil is another word for what is bad or sinful. Evil is anything that goes against God and displeases him. This includes a selfish attitude, bad actions, and ignoring God. Evil entered the world when Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden. You can read that story in the book of Genesis in the Bible. Ever since then, humans have been born wanting to do what is wrong. That's called our "sinful nature." So evil in the world comes from sinful human beings doing what comes naturally. Evil also comes directly from Satan. He is the enemy of God. The devil tries to get people to turn against God and is obey him. The good news is that we can overcome evil in ourself and in the world by gaining our life to Jesus. God is far grater than Satan.



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