Does Isaiah 45:7 mean that God Is the Author of Evil?

“According to this verse, God “creates good and evil” (KJv, Cf. Jer. 18:11 and Lam. 3:38; Amos 3:6). But many other Scriptures inform us that God is not evil (1 John 1:5), cannot even look approvingly on evil (Hab. 1:13), and cannot even be tempted by evil (James 1:13).”—Norman L. Geisler


Was Adam merely an allegorical (fictional) person? Were the events recorded in the Bible Book of Genesis true and historical? And if so, who was he, and when did he live? Was the Garden of Eden a real historical place? How long were Adam and Eve In the Garden of Eden before they sinned?

Is the Old Testament Ethical?

The prevailing prejudice against Scripture is that the Old Testament portrays a violent God of a violent people and is filled with narratives recounting horrendous events with disreputable people playing major roles. Is the Old Testament ethical? Here are some reasons why it is.

GENESIS 2:4: The Hebrew Word Toledot

Toledot (“the account of”) occurs throughout Genesis and when taken as a heading introduces a new section each time except for its use in Genesis 36:9 (Gen. 2:4; 5:1; 6:9; 10:1; 11:10,27; 25:12,19; 36:1; 37:2).

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