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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Did God Create Evil and Sin?

When I began this series from Genesis back in Februay, I didn't know I would be still teaching in the series in November. But I am known for long series.


"Let me explain the problem science has with Jesus Christ." The atheist professor of philosophy pauses before his class and then asks one of his new students to stand. "You're a Christian, aren't ou son."

"Yes sir."

"So you believe in God?"
"Is God good?"
"Sure! God's good."

"Is God all-powerful? Can God do anything."

"Are you good or evil?"
"The Bible says I'm evil."

The professor grins knowingly "Ahh! THE BIBLE!" He considers for a moment. "Here's one for you. Let's say there is a sick person over here and you can cure him. You can do it. Would you help them? Would you try?"
"Yes sir, I would."

"So you're good...!"
"I would say that."

"Why not say that? You would help a sick and maimed person if you could..in fact most of us would if we could..... God doesn't."

(No Answer)

Well that is not the end of the talk between the professor and student, but you get the point.

The truth is, if you don't understand Genesis 3 you might not understand the rest of the Bible.

  • You can not know the solution to the problem, unless you know what the problem is.
  • You can not know the cure unless you know the right diagnosis.
  • You will never be able to know God's remedy for this world, if you don't know and understand the difficulty wunder which this world lives and functions.

Well I am well into this study and much has been said about this matter of evil and sin and how all went wrong after God had made a perfect universe and world, and earth, and man and woman.

After teaching six months on God's creation of the world, so perfect, then to have to spent another few months on how the devil destroyed this who world and everyone in it. How can that have happen?

How was it that every think was "very good," at the end of Genesis 1 and then we come to chapter three and every thing we wrong?

What went wrong. It's like man has fallen from heaven without a parachute, and he sinking at a speed toward hell with nothing to stop him.

What happen in Genesis 3:1-7?

Sin entered into the world for the first time.

Satan entered into the Garden of Eden. And the devil has not left mankind along since then.

Everything wrong is because of sin. And any accurate understanding of the way things are in the earth demands an understanding of sin. Without us knowing the events in Genesis three is not going to be a right view of how it is today in our world. Romans 8:21-22

You and I are not the way God inteneded us to be. We have become "slavery to corrupltion."

So how did all this happen? Was it all God's fault? Is God the creator of Evil and Sin?

So you might need to read the outlines and maybe when you have time to listen to the videos on this subject.


The Wrong Choices Led Eve To Sin 5 of 5 from charles e. whisnan t on Vimeo.