My Muslim friend insists God created evil based on the following verse:
“The Lord has made everything for its purpose, even the wicked for the day of trouble.” - Proverbs 16:4
Please help me better understand the verse so to better answer him. I shared with him what I thought the verse might mean:
Proverbs 16:4…correction? and clarification of a previous post. God created Humans and Spirits (Satan included) as good. Both were endowed with freewill to choose love (God). In the case of humans, those choosing to reject God’s grace, choose evil (the absence of God), and break friendship with God with possibility of doing so for all eternity. Angels made a onetime decision for all eternity with no hope of turning back. The wicked are those who choose and receive eternal separation from God. My understanding.