Evil is all around us and Satan is the mastermind. Many ask why God allows evil and I am going to try and tell you. Feel free to contact me if you disagree.
When God created Man and woman he gave them a free will. They could choose what they wanted to do. Everyone since Adam and Eve has had a free will. Some will make the choice to obey God and follow his statutes and principles. Others will make the choice to not follow them.
Yes, even you have the freedom of choice. There is a bit of a catch to the choice decision. You can chose whatever path you want to take but the paths you take don't always end up in the same place. I know you have heard people say we are all on our way to Heaven we are just traveling different paths. That is not correct... The Bible tells us that there is only one way to Heaven. "Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." John 14:6 So to be totally truthful with you their is only one way that leads to Heaven and that is through Jesus.
Lets go back to evil again. About two or three weeks ago a man walked up and killed Robert Godwin. I am not going to give the killers name he shouldn't be praised. He was evil and the act he committed was evil. He committed the act because it was his free will. Later he killed himself and that was his free will as well. Not trying to sound bad but he saved us the expense of removing him from our world.
Free will is wonderful when we are making choices but when others make bad choices we frown on it. God when He gave us free will He gave it to everyone equally. I know that makes it uncomfortable for you but that is how it works.
Adam & Eve were put into a perfect garden. God told them that they could eat of all the trees except the one in the middle of the garden, the tree or knowledge of good and evil. They had free will and they chose to partake of the tree they were told not to partake of. The Bible tells us because of their sin evil was passed upon all mankind. "Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" Romans 5:12
I hope that that has helped you to understand the evil we have in our world today.