The struggle between two opposing forces is known as “dualism.” Here’s a breakdown of several types of dualism common to religious writings.
Ethical dualism is the belief that a specific group or class of people are evil and have malevolent intentions while another group or class are good and morally right. This dichotomy creates an Us vs Them mentality. Read articles about ethical dualism below.
The Community Rule (1QS) of the Dead Sea Scrolls says God predestines mankind to one of two categories: the “righteous” and the “wicked.”