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Who tempted Satan?

Updated on July 19, 2011

Who tempted Satan?

It seems that the question, who tempted Satan or who tempted the devil? Has no definite answer. This is because nobody, with absolute certainty, can explain what actually happened. People have expressed various views on this subject because its answer is relative. One of such diverse views can be seen on hub page forum where people discussed the subject without fear or favor.

The need for an answer to the question is because we often claim that the devil is responsible for our actions. That is we often claim that the devil tempted us or made us to do something wrong. Some schools of thought believe there is always a first cause. It follows that if temptation leads to sin and Satan tempts us to sin. Then someone must have tempted Satan for him to sin against God and fall out of glory.

The idea of Satan is not a generally acceptable theory. Some people do not belief that devil or Satan exists. Satan, to these people, is just a fairy tale. Some people claim that pride and greed made Satan to rebel against God while others oppose such claim by maintaining that Satan was perfectly made by God so how can pride and greed come into a perfect being without coming from a source that is imperfect.

While it is a fact it was never mentioned in the beginning of the scripture that Satan disobeyed God and how he did it. However, it seems that people now attribute all bad things and sufferings to Satan. Some people claim that Satan made Eve to eat the tree which means Satan is the same as the serpent. Then if that is the case the serpent was cured and the curses were clearly stated. For instance the serpent is to walk with its belly. Does Satan walk with his belly?

The main question which people asked is why did God create Satan?

Does it mean that God did not know that Satan will disobey him?

The question can be likened to why did God plant the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden?

Why was Satan set loose to tempt men after his disobedience?

Why did not God chain Satan or imprison him somewhere so that he would not tempt men?

Did God intentionally set the stage?

Is it right to for all men to belief the story of God and Satan as it was written by men without any fact to support such claims?

Does it mean that men do not have the right to put forward another theory that contradicts what was said just as we have seen in the current generations?

This discussion shall be continued in another hub “who said, Satan is in hell?”


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