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Chapter V.

An objection, how God Himself can be said to create evil.

Germanus: We often read in holy Scripture that God has created evil or brought it upon men, as is this passage: “There is none beside Me. I am the Lord, and there is none else: I form the light and create darkness, I make peace, and create evil.” 1379 And again: “Shall there be evil in a city which the Lord hath not done?” 1380



Isa. 45:6, 7.


Amos iii. 6.

Next: Chapter VI. The answer to the question proposed.