God created all of the Angels just like He created Man. He created them, like us, with free-will. Satan was created as one of the host of angelic beings . . . an anointed cherub, i.e., the captain of the cherubic hosts. Sometime prior to the creation of the natural order, Satan became vain about his beauty and position, and his heart became rebellious against God. Apparently, he was able to secure a considerable following among the angels, resulting in their expulsion from Heaven (Luke 10:18; II Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 12:4). Since that day, Satan devotes himself to opposing the work of God in every way possible and to attempting to destroy all of the good that God has created in the natural order. He (Satan) is allowed to continue this way for a period but will ultimately be confined to Hell for eternity" (Revelation 20:10). (THE CRISWELL STUDY BIBLE, p. 948) Now I must refer you to this link: Why God Created Satan http://www.broadcaster.org.uk/section2/ … ummary.htm
God created Lucifer. Lucifer, by his own choice became Satan, and has tricked all his buddies, the other fallen angels, to do the same, and now he tricks people to believe God made Satan.
Whether or not you believe in God or the Great Spoon or what ever, the answer is a simple as black and white, day or night. The absence of one eliminates the cognitive existence and/or recognition of the other.
Without evil how would good be defined?
Instead of worrying about what Satan is doing people need to focus on what they are doing. If you are living by "God's" word the Satan has no power what so ever. What I find is that people need an excuse, a scapegoat for their inability to do what is right due to weakness.
Oh, I love the excuse the Devil made me do it., but I know the reality, I did what ever I did because I chose to and at some point I know there is Karma to face. Therefore I try to do "good" so I will get good Karma and not have to think about Satan.
Satan is not the devil's name but his job description; it is Hebrew and means 'Adversary', while devil is from the Greek diabolos and means 'Slanderer'. The Bible tells us that the angels were created as ministering spirits for the heirs of salvation and that one of these was a mighty spirit being called 'Helyel Ben Shachar', or 'Light Bringer, Son of the Dawn'. The medieval translator Jerome rendered 'Light Bringer' in Latin as 'Lucifer', which has stuck ever since. We also know that he was created perfect and of an exalted class of spirit known as the Cherubim.
Join the dots and we can see that Lucifer was created to serve mankind, which is what he was supposed to be doing in Eden. But something happened. We know that this was before he fell, because Yahweh Elohim looked onall he had created and called it 'very good', which it could not have been had Lucifer already fallen. We also know that sin and death entered the universe through Adam and not Satan, so Satan did not fall before Adam. So when did he? The answers all tie together when we understand that God created Adam in his own image and after his likeness, and gave him all dominion and authority on earth. A comparison between some New Testament promises to man, with some Old Testament claims by Lucifer show that Lucifer coveted man's position and ultimate destiny to rule at God's right hand forever, so he worked out a strategy: Discredit Adam and take his place.
This he would do by tempting Adam to disobey the one law that existed in the whole Universe: 'Do not eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.'
Lucifer reasoned that man had one weakness, an immature proclivity to resist being told what to do, not because he was sinful, but because he was created royal, in God's image and likeness, with a will to dominate and not be told what to do. By appealing to this sense, Lucifer succeeded in tempting man to sin, but failed to foresee that this meant he inherited a poisoned chalice of his own making. Before man disobey God, there was no sin, death, condemnation or judgement in the entire Universe: Now there was, and Lucifer was now subject to it. 'The road to hell', as they say, 'is paved with good intentions', and Lucifer appears to have believed that betraying mankind was doing God a favour, but he deceived himself and it cost him his position and made him our Accuser and God's Adversary.
So Satan could go on to create rock n' roll and various other awesome things such as motorcycles, playboy magazine, and firearms. After all, without guns, how would people kill in the name of the lord?
And, what sort of evil did Satan do until mankind came around? Did he tempt plants to grow away from the light? Make mammoths cheat on their spouses? Encourage trilobites to watch porn? The whole thing is plum silly. It is 2009 people. Let's worry about reality for a change.
God did NOT create satan. It was the council of Nicea that created satan at the same time they created Jesus.
Every thing in this world needs to have a balance. If there is a positive then there is also a negative. Hence GOD symbolised good things and SATAN symbolises bad things. In other words a balance!!
God didn't create satan. He created beautiful angels with free will same as we have. the word satan means opposer. the word devil means slanderer.
Satan became too proud of how beautiful he was and wanted the glory that belonged to the Creator., So he oppsed God and slandered Him by thinking and saying that the Creator shouldn't have the worship and gratitude for making such beautiful beings.
A bit like a well--brought up child, turning himself into a thief .
Hope that helps. It's all there in the bible.
God did not create Satan. Man created Satan, just like man created God and the concept of religion. Unfortunately it will take something akin to a brainwashing of the entire human populace before it is eradicated. Only then will weak-minded people (including the people who will judge this comment negatively), and those people whom religion has been imposed upon, find something else to believe in and rely on, like themselves.
Before I say anything, I'm not hating on religion. I do, however, think that religions should be seen as a general guideline for living, and should not be worshiped obsessively.
I gotta agree with swefelix here. God, Satan, and so many other things that many people believe are only concepts. As humans we normally give meaning, make associations, and label things... until they exist, or until we have enough 'proof' to believe that they do.
Nobody needs to worry, be productive instead. Even if (worst case scenario) Your house burnt down, your family is deceased, you have no friends, you still have you. I fear that society has been trying to replace the only thing that IS real (self), with a concept made for control. Insert Deity [HERE].
Everything has his two sides, everything has his opposite site. And Satan is just the opposite of the Good.
But Satans is seen by most people as something outside of God but for sure it isn´t.
One of the 7 hermetic laws says:
God is within everything, everything is within God, and
God is everything and everything is God.
By this nothing can exist outside of God. And Satan and God are one and the same.
This question can only arise from ignorance about the truth, and fear being the result of that ignorance.
Reach out for your heart and open yourself up there.
Fear will disappear, and the truth will be shown to you.
Because, "God Creates ... He, Is The Creator, and The Creator, is not answerable to His Creation ... It is The Created, who have to Answer ... The Creator."
Ever asked a King, or a Political leader ... Why, have you created the Punishments and Peerages ? ...
God did not create Satan, Organized Religion did. There is no Satan, just your ego that you have to deal with. There is no hell. There is no devil. They made it up. All to control you my dear.
Start thinking for yourself and realize how smart you already are. Why would you ever need a bunch of pedophiles ot tell you about God, Satan or anything. Think for Yourself!
He didn't. The story tellers that created god also created satan - to give their mythic hero something to do.
From a historical perspective, it’s really interesting to see the development of Satan’s character.
With regards to the Old Testament, satan (with a small s) was merely an adversary or opposing force. Next, the Hebrew definite article “ha-‘ was added, as in ha-Satan, to represent a specific entity. But the article placed before Satan means that it is a common not a proper noun. It wasn’t until the New Testament that the Apostles associated demonic qualities to Satan.
That is one of those questions that make me sweat. Let's be sincere and straight in the answer.
to challenge us? to show us the wrong example? to make us aware of our own evil side? to help us make excuses when we do wrong? yes, I have heard all my life people blaming Satan for everything wrong they do...or voodoo. I don't appreciate the fact that often it allows people to be irresponsible and not really seek the cause of their misbehavior.
There are different notions out there about good and evil, Satan and Jesus Christ is one. Now, some personal experiences have shown me that the forces of evil or negativity can be really strong and that materializing it in an individual helps people sometimes feel less guilty and the disassociation help them turn around faster without identification with their wrong behavior.
Good cannot live without the bad. There is a balance in this world in all things.
That's a very good question dear ngureco.
God was very thoughtful with His creations and I am sure that
among them He knew that He had to create a balance in between!
Maybe, as Creator He put out there the bad/evil to make us learn a lesson.
From the other hand, maybe He created two choices by creating good and evil so we can choose! Possibly choice was along our own decisions like Eve and the apple.
Therefore, God gave us along with the days the nights, along with the sun the moon. God did not stop there. He gave as storms and rainy days along with sunshine and warm days. He created four different seasons.
Ultimately, God the Creator, created the balancing rules on Earth so we could have the choice to choose.
God did not create Satan. God created Lucifer and he was the most beautiful and beloved angel in heaven, and he sat at Gods side, but Lucifer became very conceited and arrogant and said that he would surpass God and rank above Him, and God cast him out of heaven. His appearance changed, and his name changed to satan. Dont get it twisted however, satan can appear in whatever form he wants, as he is a shapeshifter. If he can to you, he might make himself look like a gorgeous litte child, or a beautiful angel in order for you to drop your guard and he would trick you. Its funny though that people give satan so much credit. Satan cant be everywhere at once like God can, he can only be at one place at a time, and Im pretty sure he is busy in North Korea right now..
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