Why did god send an "Evil Spirit" to trouble King Saul?

Is this another example of god using evil spirits (or the devil) to do his dirty work?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Saul "opened the door" by his disobedience. Once someone willfully steps into disobedience, G-ds' protection lifts.

    Ask anyone who has cast a spell on a Christian.

  • 1 decade ago

    Saul became willful. He exerted his independence in decision making from God. So, as always, God let things run their course, and stopped interfering on Saul's behalf as the chosen 'Shepherd' of God's flock.

    God chose another 'Shepherd'. This weird situation was allowed to last 14 years. God waited a very long time. God bent over backwards and even allowed His servant David to suffer this entire time.

    It is the mercy of God that gives people just like you, the author of these accusative demeaning questions, time to know His love for you.

    We pray for you, so that you can avoid Saul's end.

  • 1 decade ago

    No. Having withdrawn his spirit from Saul, Jehovah made it possible for a bad spirit to gain possession of him, depriving Saul of his peace of mind and stirring up his feelings, thoughts, and imaginations in a wrong way. Saul’s failure to obey Jehovah indicated a bad inclination of mind and heart, against which God’s spirit offered Saul no protection or resistive force. However, since Jehovah had permitted the “bad spirit” to replace his spirit and terrorize Saul, it could be termed a “bad spirit from Jehovah,” so that Saul’s servants spoke of it as “God’s bad spirit.” On the recommendation of one of his attendants, Saul requested that David be his court musician to calm him when he was troubled by the “bad spirit.”—1Samuel 16:14-23; 17:15.

    Source(s): Insight on the Scriptures volume 2
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    All why questions can be answered with one of the four obligatory answers with which christians are trained to respond: misinterpretation, not literal, mysterious ways, god/god/god.

    Source(s): ex christian
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  • 1 decade ago

    God's a practical joker who doesn't know the meaning of taking the joke too far.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Keep it going... lol You're thoughts are valid...

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