Hi Raven Poet,
Saw your post in the channeling forum so now I'm here. Thanks.
I know evil is real and not just a human fabrication.
While I don't know exactly why evil was created I've been doing a lot of thinking about this and have come up with some possibilities.
1) Balance. For every yin there's a yang. For every poison found in nature there's a cure. For the Creator's infinite Love there's Evil.
2) Soul growth. Maybe we start out in the middle of a ladder and we go up or down as our souls evolve or devolve.
3) Soul growth. Circle of life kind of growth. Where the Creator's infinite Love is at the top and the most profound Evil is at the bottom and our souls have to experience all points around the circle in order to fully evolve.
I thought there was another possible reason but, I can't think of it right now.