There appears to be but two positions to take. Either Evil has existed eternally within the Godhead, or there must have been a point in time that evil made its ugly entrance upon the sands of time. It takes power to do evil. It is not just happenstance or randomness, but a willful act of disobedience. My question to the list is where did evil receive its impetus, its source, its power to form an intent in direct opposition to God? If God’s nature is indeed Moral Goodness, Love, Benevolence, and Justice (among other Infinite Virtues) what causes evil? Can Moral Good 'cause' evil? Is God the Author of all evil? These questions are indeed valid especially in the light of every discussion I have ever been in concerning freewill. The notion always arises that freewill must be in error due to what some say is the facts surrounding the so-called infinite regression of causes. The idea is floated that behind every act there must be a cause, and if one retreats in time one will end up in what they seem to feel is an infinite regression of causes that leads to nowhere. This they point to as a fallacy of freewill, in my understanding of their position. Is this a fallacy of freewill, or does this very same process of regression of causes lay a sinister and wicked trap on the doorstep of God Himself as the author of all evil for those holding to necessity? Will not the regression of a cause direct them back to the inevitable conclusion that God Himself is in fact the Author of all evil? If you believe in necessity, (code words, ‘compatabilistic freedom’) can you stop the regression of necessity with Satan? It has been suggested by Brandon C. Jones that if you start down the road of regression one must of necessity end up with ‘unending regression’ or “nasty causality.” Are these our only two choices? What he seem to fail to understand is that necessity is in fact regressive as well. If there is necessity, something or someone must necessitate it. My question to Brandon or others holding to like views, is to explain to us how they avoid God as the Author of all sin, holding as they do to necessity that appears to be tied inseparably to that nasty end of necessity, God as the Author of all evil.