Yes I... honourable gathering...
I have just read through again some of the thought provoking rasponses... and have something to add... I do sight what Ras KebreAb is getting at...
Using the parable of Eve and the Garden of Eden... who created the apple? If it was put as the result of evil, temptation and disobedience, that she ate of it... who created it that the option was ever to exist?
I think in considering the reasoning, ones would need to consider the elements of destiny, predetermination and JAH JAH master plan as are currently being discussed on the other threads.
Addressing the spotlight on scriptures... I think Isaiah is interpreting all things to all people. He is trying to get across the vastness of HIM reach of jurisdiction. He is like... no, really, I mean EVERYTHING... from all extremes on the linear spectrum of life, light to dark, etc, etc. I think that any issue created around translation and interpretation, as with everything in the bible, is down to that of the individual.
The world is not round, it is shaped like a tear drop. So there is no demi-god that is the devil... all evil options are created by JAH that men may know themselves. Those who choose the wrong 'pill' are cut off. Space does not exist for them on Earth... well, this is why they build vast cities to themselves, vaults for their own preservation and protection. One can hardly blame them. Here lies the war in zion, right?
Hmm....? yes honourable King, Ras Tafari thanks for the reasoning. My mind is like... buzz buzz buzz now!!