Why Did God Create Satan

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Why did God create Satan?

God created Satan as Lucifer, the highest ranking angel of all. Lucifer, however, wasnít content to worship and serve his Creator. Full of pride, he rebelled, leading a third of the angels. Unable to match the Almighty God, Lucifer was cast to the earth where he has operated as the devil ever since.

The biblical passages of Job, Isaiah 14:12-15, Matthew 4:3-10, and Revelation 12:7-12 provide a glimpse of Satanís history and character.

God did not create Lucifer as evil but allowed the potential for sin. While God cannot commit sin, He doesnít take it away from those who do. When Lucifer chose to rebel, he instantly became the author of sin. Evil is the result of a free-will choice by Lucifer.

Satan and sin donít foil Godís divine purposes. Evil in stark contrast to good, shows Godís mercy to whom He chooses to provide salvation. God uses evil and demons for His divine purposes (1 Samuel 16:15-16).

Satan fears Godís predestined plan: salvation, new heaven, and new earth for His chosen people who are made holy, perfectly moral, and volitionally loving. He will prove that He is victorious over evil and evil beings who follow Satanís ways. Personal peace of mind about Satan and evil comes from being God-centered. God rules forever!



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