First Reference:5th Endowment 15:65 / Enlightenment 1:1
While you this Heaven must maintain, to guard it from destruction; for it is certain
that even the Gods would prove unable to withstand by force this Evil which is come
upon us; being yourselves holy and filled with peace and joyful heart, being incapable
of rage or fearsome indignation.
Summary: While the concept of evil pre-existed Yaldabaoth, the Nemesis of God and
Heaven, it wasn’t until the rise of the Chief Demiurgos and his attack against Heaven
that evil became typified and exemplified by a sovereign, intelligent power (5:15:58-69).
Thus, the proper term “Evil” signifies the powers, dominions, and principalities
of Yaldabaoth (6:1:50), the “Father of Evil” (E:1:1).
For there has leaped forth out of the Abyss some dark and terrible thing, even the
Father of Evil has obscurity and dimness brought out of the womb of matter unformed.”
And the portals of Heaven did quake and tremble before the struggle of Good and Evil,
Light and Darkness; and there rushed forth from among the seven Ahmans, Dahmiel of
Komah Seedrah, being himself the Ahman of all the realms of El Ramadee.