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John 17:15 (English Standard Version)
I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.
Contrary to the opinions of many, there is evil in the world. It touches all of us ─ not just political dictators, African warlords, and corporate CEOs. Furthermore, that evil has a source.
The one whom the Scriptures call Satan, or the Devil, is very real indeed. He is more than a concept: he is a living being. Like the true God, he has a distinct purpose, and is actively at work today. And he is evil. In contrast to common portrayals of the devil as merely a clever trickster, God’s Word reveals him as he truly is. Every hurt you have ever experienced, every degradation you have ever witnessed, every dark thing you have ever imagined originated with and is exemplified in him. This is who our Adversary is.
This evil being originated in rebellion. Though once an exalted angel of God, Lucifer chose lawlessness over subjection to God. He has remained in lawlessness ever since. He is dedicated to reproducing this same lawlessness in mankind. The Scriptures have a word for this lawlessness: sin.
1 John 3:8a
He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning.
Yes, evil is directed. Sin has a source. But we must not take this to mean that men and women are merely puppets in his hands. The Devil is indeed a deceiver. He is a master of temptation. But we have a choice.