The history of evil

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Why is evil a consistent part of human history everywhere in the world and in every human heart? What accounts for this ugly part of our story?

What is evil? How do we name it? What is the most plausible accounting for the reality of evil as we know it?

The biblical account for answering these questions tells the story of evil with a convergence of characters (see: Genesis 3:1-6).

A strange being  approached Eve (the first woman created by God) and offered her an alternative view of reality – a different way of seeing things from the one God gave.

Prior to this, she had only known one way of seeing things – God’s way. But this character (whom we know as Satan or the evil one) offered a different way of looking at life. He offered a different version of God and of what happens when one abandons…

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