Did you know that God created Satan as an evil creature?
Christianity’s teaching of the so-called fall of “Lucifer” are not to be found anywhere in the Hebrew or Greek Scriptures.
From the beginning is the Adversary sinning (I John 3:8).
His hand formed the crooked serpent (Job 26:13).
I create evil (Isaiah 45:7).
I have created the waster to destroy (Isaiah 54:16).
God is in charge of His universe – even the evil, even Satan. He always has been, He always will be.
The Bible says “The Devil sinneth from the beginning” (I John 3:8, King James Version). His sin lies in the motive behind his acts, but his acts had to be done in the
sense that they were required for the purpose of God to be fulfilled. This is seen in the death of God’s Son. Those who demanded that He be crucified did so with a sinful motive. Yet Christ, after His resurrection, asked,
Must not the Christ be suffering these things? (Luke 24:26, Concordant Version).
Yes, He had to suffer. Without His suffering and death there could have been no salvation, and there would have been no sinners to be saved if the Devil, or Adversary (which is the better translation), had not sinned from the beginning, for it was he who introduced sin into the universe and among the human family. His motive was to…
“I form light and create darkness; I make peace and create evil. I, the Lord, do all these things.” ~ Isaiah 45:7
There is probably no subject in all the range of religious thought so hard to deal with as that of the purpose of evil.
The great question for theologians to wrestle with is this: How can you account for the existence of evil alongside a supreme, all-wise, holy and benevolent God?
Think for a moment on the condition of things in this world. Evil exists on the earth to embitter and darken, to blight and curse everything else that exists. On it goes, rolling through the world, crushing its helpless victims on every hand, and (the saddest feature of all) crushing without distinction the innocent and guilty together in…