If God created the universe and everything in it, why did he create demons?
God did not create demons just as he did not create bad people. He created angels, and they chose to follow Lucifer who sinned first. they are demons. They had freedom of choice just as we do.
'Demons' are actually angels. They, just like humans, have free will to choose as they please. They were not created to become demons, they simply chose such a course. Why? Well why do humans steal or kill or do many other bad things? Free will, we Choose our course, God does not force anyone, even angels, to follow His wise course.
He did not... he created the Angels and satan-an angel turned "bad" taking many of them down into hell with him but I gues thats kinda what everyone else said....
God didn't create demons, just like he didn't create sin. The word corruption best describes what Lucifer introduced into the creation. The creation was corrupted by Lucifer. He was only mentioned a few times in the old testament because he became Satan...a corrupted form of what Lucifer was. By causing the fall of man, Satan caused the "Image" of Yah to spit in the father's face. So free will ultimately will determine who is with the father and who is not. The father created. His creation, because it had free will, CHOSE to separate itself from the will of the Father (that's called sin).
The second angelic fall (the watchers) corrupted all flesh on the earth. These angels "Chose" to take wives and have children.
The Greek word for demon is daemon which means "divine Power". However, in using Biblical context, a demon is a fallen angle who chose too rebel. I agree, God did not create them to be evil...they chose to be!
The better question is if God is all powerful(can create an entire world) why does he allow demons? Why does he allow any bad thing?
As it is written in the scriptures. God's most beautiful angel rebelled against Him and was cast into the depths of what we call Hell, with his followers. Here is where I believe the demonic forces got their beginning. I also believe that the written scriptures were so recorded for human kind to put in perspective and have an identity with, so that the major events of written Biblical scripture can be more understood by us.I can see that many stories and true meaning comes into disagreement and argumentative. We, after all, are just men and women and the Bible was recorded by people, with inspiration from their creator. The Bible scriptures are a wonderful list of precepts to live by and in a state of goodness and for our well being. Anything written by the hand of men, can certainly come under scrutiny at some point. Demons are one of the messengers that were allowed to not only test our faith in the creator, but to deal with and overcome, to be a part of a more well deserved inclusion in the House of God at the time of the passing. Just as we may well see, the evil side is often used by our God, to provide an avenue or end result to benefit his children.
He didn't create demons. They chose to follow Lucifer in his rebellion against God and were cast out of heaven. They are actually fallen angels.
God allows everything for His purposes. His ways are far above ours and we cannot always imagine why God does what He does. From here our perspective is limited, but from above it all fits together.
God has given us free will. He does not force His will on us, but rather allows us to choose.
It is very limited human reasoning to expect an all-powerful, all-knowing God to intervene to make everything right right now, but that would not accomplish His purposes, and unless one reads and studies the Bible, it is totally not understandable to the human mind.
Don't forget that Satan was a Prince of Angels once! But he is now the 'fallen' angel. If you never had good and evil what would you learn? We are here to learn until we die and then we still go on learning, how wonderful is that?
Read Dr. Michael Newtons' books.
Your question is presupposing the existence of god, but that aside, a more pertinent question is why make free will if it allows for people and angels to fall?
The Book of Proverbs 16:4 gives one clue, "The LORD has made everything for its own purpose, even the wicked for the day of evil."
The folks below who talk of Lucifer's fall didn't mention that he got so proud of his beauty as a covering angel he decided to dethrone God; hence Proverbs 16:5 says, "Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; assuredly, he will not be unpunished."
So he got kicked out of Heaven and landed in the choir loft...as you pointed out in my Good Friday hub...it happens...
Exactly what BobbiRant has said - it's because Angels have a mind of their own. Plus, it's a common belief that Satan (Lucifer, "Bringer of Light") got jealous of humanity, and so went against God. This got him a one-way-ticket to Hell, and he sort of guards Hell (or is imprisoned there, depending on which source you read - either the Bible or Dante).
As spring is followed by winter likewise angel is followed by an evil to maintain a neutral environment.
Answer me this:
How can black exist without white?
How can absolute love exist without absolute hate?
That is much like asking why there is "evil" in the world. It is very simple, if we did not have dark we could not appreciate the light it is all about balance,
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