I post this here because I want to hear what pastors have to say about it, not some wisecracks in the other forums. Our pastor made the comment from the pulpit that God did not create evil. My wife asked him about it, but he hasn't given her a straight answer. She mentioned a couple of verses that say He did, but he responded, "You can't get me to believe that He created evil. That's not what those verses say." I've checked out the verses, and the actual language of the Hebrew can go several different ways. Commentaries side with our pastor, but don't explain why. I'm looking for solid biblical evidence. Not trying to prove our pastor wrong (we love him to death, even if he is a Georgia fan), but it is something that we want settled in our minds. I see evil as the counterpart of good. God knew that Adam and Eve (and Satan) would sin and commit evil. He allowed it to happen, so He created it. Good is not good unless there is evil to compare it to. Anyway, what say ye?