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Did God Create
A DEVIL?

by Herbert W. Armstrong


The Bible pictures the whole world under the sway of an invisible devil. Where did he come from? Did God create a devil to tempt us and to lead us astray? Here are     the answers from God's Word!



I  
S THERE
a devil? Many people talk about the devil and Satan. Others scoff and say it's just superstition and imagination.

         But is there devil? According to most Christians the Bible is supposed to teach that the devil is "the god of this world."
         
Did God create a devil? What does the Bible actually teach?
         To find out let's look back to the very beginning. Open your Bible to Genesis 1:1. "In the beginning God. . . ." God was before all. The next word in the King James version is "created." "God created." He created the heaven and the earth.
         But the very next verse says this: "The earth was without form, and void." The Hebrew words for "without form, and void" are tohu and bohu. Translated into English they mean chaotic, in confusion, waste, and empty.
         When God created the heaven and the earth, did He create this earth originally in a state of confusion? Did He create it all topsy-turvy and chaotic?


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