neither came it into My mind

An example of the importance of examining the context is the various uses of the word “evil”. 

Moral evil is not an invention of God.  Perhaps it could be said He allowed for the capacity for moral evil (a capability for sin and rebellion) as part of giving mankind free will. Personal volition is a gift and the giver of the gift is not morally culpable if the gift is abused.  So it cannot be said that He “created” moral evil – particularly since moral evil is not a created thing but a attribute of sinful behavior.

Jeremiah 19:5 They have built also the high places of Baal, to burn their sons with fire for burnt offerings unto Baal, which I commanded not, nor spake it, neither came it into my mind:

Jeremiah 32:35 And they built the high places of Baal, which are in the valley of the son of Hinnom, to cause their sons and their daughters to pass through the fire unto Molech; which I commanded them not, neither came it into my mind, that they should do this abomination, to cause Judah to sin.

Romans 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

God is NOT inventor of moral evil, the context for the word “evil” in the following verses refers to calamity brought as judgement

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7, KJV)

Shall a trumpet be blown in the city, and the people not be afraid? shall there be evil in a city, and the LORD hath not done it? (Amos 3:6, KJV)

Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good? (Lamentations 3:38)

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