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Old Jul 12, '12, 8:06 pm
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Arrow Re: Where did evil come from?

Originally Posted by andreashofer View Post
Dear Sarah,

It is certainly up to you on whether you want to see the beauty of this teaching and live by it or decide not to put it on your agenda. In your love we are free. I sin we are bound.

The devil is a creature, he is not the personified evil. Everything about him is evil, yes, but our Father, who is creator of all things never wanted him to be an evil rebellion.

Satan, the devil, has separated himself from God by sin, which leads to death. God had a plan for Lucifer, before he became Satan. Lucifer was an angel of light and through sin he is fallen from his rank and turned into darkness. Satan, because he is jealous of us being called the children of God, wants to bound us to the same destiny that has befallen on him, which is hell. Satan's intention is only one: Sin against the commandments of the Almighty Creator!

Darkness is the absence of light.

God is light and in him there is no darkness. God hates sin. Sin is what separates us, his children, from receiving his infinite Love.

We are right, when we say: "Using evil to obtain good, however well intentioned is never ever justified." Why, because for us as little children, we got to be obedient to the Father, keeping his commandments, not speculating on his goodness after stumbling into sin, or putting him to the test and always ready for the hour of death, living every day as is were the last, not wanting to die in sin." Nevertheless we must be confident in his Divine Mercy and Sacred Heart.

Instead of saying:"God uses evil in order to obtain good", I rather say God uses everything in his might to make us his inheritance in Love. He creates us, without us being frightened of Him, but embracing him freely without fear, just like the image of St. Joseph and Jesus. St. Joesph embraced Jesus out of Love, not because he was frightened of the Son of God. Why, because Jesus was just a little baby. God became a baby. How can you not embrace him with Love?

In the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Ghost, may the little child Jesus touch your heart of flesh. (I make the sign of the cross)
God hates sin so much it can't be in his presence, in the same way that true good is ussually only found around good things.
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Old Jul 12, '12, 8:15 pm
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Default Re: Where did evil come from?

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How is then that God can use evil to obtain good?
Can good exist without evil?

God's Grace is sufficient for me. Begone, Satan!
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Old Jul 12, '12, 8:16 pm
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If God is objectively good, then the Devil is objectively bad, right?
Not right? Satan is a creature of God. As such, he is objectively good. His choice was objectively evil, and because his nature, his decision was irreversable one that caused an eternal separation from God.
We are told in the Catechism of the Catholic Church that using evil to obtain good, however well intentioned is never ever justified.
He also obtains good from good, there the presence of evil is not necessary.
How is then that God can use evil to obtain good?

Sarah x
By giving others the grace and the free will to love, in spite of the presence of evil.
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