How can there be evil in God’s world?
God is good. God is everything. God does everything. Everything proceeds from him. The inevitable conclusion: evil is an illusion. For God at least.
Jehovah Elohim is a consuming fire. (Deut. 4.24)
Jehovah Elohim is a merciful El. (Deut. 4.31)
Evil is part of our reality because we are caught in the matrix of existence that was established with the law of duality. Birth and death. Love and hate. Pleasure and pain. Success and failure. Good and bab. Without good, there’s no bad and without bad there’s no good. Daily, we are broken on the Catherine wheel of want and fulfillment. How to end the suffering? “Stop desiring,” Buddha said. How? You can become an ascetic. Or a rational-stoic person. Or go beyond good and evil.