*Isa 45:7 - I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these [things].
”Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that good and evil come?”
”…that I may repent of the evil, which I purpose to do unto them because of the evil of their doings” (Jer. 26:3).
”…all the evil which I purpose to do unto them; that they may return every man from his evil way; that I may forgive their iniquity and their sin” (Jer. 36:3).
”I gave them also statutes that were not good, and judgments whereby they should not live. And I polluted them in their own gifts…” (Ezek. 20:25-26).
”For thus saith the Lord; as I have brought all this great evil upon this people, so will I bring upon them all the good that I have promised them” (Jer. 32:42).
”…shall there be evil in a city, and the Lord hath not done it?” (Amos 3:6).
See also: Jer. 11:11, 14:16, 18:11, 19:3, 19:15, 23:12, 26:13, 26:19, 35:17, 36:31, 40:2, 42:10, 42:17, 44:2, 45:5, 49:37, 51:64, Ezek. 6:10, Micah 2:3, 1 Kings 21:29, 2 Chron. 34:24, and 2 Chron. 34:28*
Does God create evil? If so, I’ll need to think about this quite a lot more! If not, how does a Catholic respond to these passages?