Had God created evil? how really it had been formed? Is there a Devil? what is the evidence for all of these?
God created all good
Hence, He did not create evil because, He is good, perfect and holy as it is written. ( Let No one say When He is tempted, ” I’m tempted by God.”; for God can not be tempted by evil, no Does He himself tempt anyone.) ( JAMES 1:13).
The heavenly multitudes were created in a good nature but the falling cherub (Satan) Used his freewill wrongly and what is called the great fall happened for him and for Those who followed him
Saint Augustin says, ( we should know that devils were not created as thought, cause God does not create evil and He created them in a good matter but, they were fallen Because of getting away from God’s divine wisdom. After so, they began moving on Earth deceiving Pagans and now they are trying to do so with us.)
How was evil formed?
Angels were created with a freewill so, they were susceptible to be fallen if they used Their freewill in the wrong attitude. ( And the angels who did nor keep their proper Domain but left their own abode, He has reserved in everlasting chains under darkness For the judgement of the great day.) ( JUDE:6)
The truth of devil's evil existence
Satan is a real entity not a moral matter but he has a material existence.
(Now the Lord raised up an adversary against Solomon.)(1KINGS 11:14)
Philosophers confirms devil's Existence
They acknowledged that there are demons. Socrates says, why not? since, there was an Evil spirit attached it self specially to him even from his childhood turning his mind no Doubt from what was good.
The poets are all acquainted with demons. Even the ignorant common people made frequent use of them in cursing. In fact, they call upon Satan the demon-chief. The Dealers in magic, no less, come forward as witnesses to the existence of the bad spirits.
The written evidence
Firstly, from the old testament
( Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God has Made. And he said to the woman, ” Has God indeed said’ You shall not eat of every tree Of the garden’ “)( Genesis 3:1). Since, the serpent can not speak, some can see that Satan formed him self into the shape of a serpent.
( But the spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord Troubled him.) ( 1 SAMUEL 16:14)
(Therefore, look! the Lord has put a laying spirit in the mouth of all these prophets of Yours and the Lord has declared disaster against you.) (1 KINGS 22:23).
( Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present them selves before the Lord, and Satan also came among them.) (JOB 1:6)
secondly, from the new testament
( For a woman whose young daughter had an unclean spirit heard about Him, and She Came and fell at His feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syro-Phoenician by birth, and she Kept asking Him to cast the demon out of her daughter.) ( MARK 7:25-26).
(Then He said to her,” For this saying go your way, the demon has gone out of your daughter.” And when she had come to her house, she found the demon gone out.) (MARK 7:29-30).
Tawfik, S. (2022). The Devil’s evil existence. www.orthodox-beliefs.com