I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Upon reading this passage, the first thing we normally do is begin to explain away use of the word evil in this context. This is probably rightfully so, but once again this is us cherry picking and explaining away things of which we really don’t know. Yet, in this context, most would say that the harsh judgments on people constitute the ‘evil’ here spoken about which is separate from a moral quality.
And those who attribute the power of death to Satan, we read in:
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
First, it is clear that God created all things. The bible is explicit about this. Even the devil was created by God and exists solely by permission from our Father in Heaven.
Going back to the Garden of Eden we see it was not satan who pronounced death upon man, it was God who stripped man from the Tree of Life and instead, decreed that death would be his consequent for disobedience in eating the forbidden fruit.
Nonetheless, we will generally adopt a childish, ‘Sunday School’ type of mentality whenever we illustrate the image of our Father. The truth is: the closest we have ever come to witnessing God, The Father is through the life and actions of Jesus. In light of this, we see that judgment was passed from God to His Son, and Jesus states that if we confess our sins, then we are NOT GUILTY.