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Tanya: Chapter 6 - Part 2

6th day of Teves

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LaDonna Mosier Van Nuys, California via chabadmtolympus.com December 9, 2013

God Creating Evil I am confused. You say God created evil, and your explanation sounds logical (i.e. otherwise, there would be two Gods). But, in Torah God continually rails against evil. Why create something He hates? Does that mean, for all intents and purposes, that He created Lucifer? In the story of Creation there is no mention of anything other than He "saw that it was good". I heard you mention free will, but again, being omniscient, He knew (if He created evil) what would happen. Why do it? Thank you. Reply

Ephraim Brooklyn December 14, 2018
in response to LaDonna Mosier:

To give everyone the opportunity to choose good over evil. Free gifts are nowhere close to as rewarding the reward of working hard. Reply

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