If God created the universe and everything in it, why did he create demons?

Jump to Last Post 1-16 of 16 discussions (16 posts)
  1. Lilleyth profile image87
    Lilleythposted 6 years ago

    If God created the universe and everything in it, why did he create demons?

  2. Levertis Steele profile image82
    Levertis Steeleposted 6 years ago

    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.

  3. BobbiRant profile image60
    BobbiRantposted 6 years ago

    '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.

  4. tom hellert profile image59
    tom hellertposted 6 years ago

    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....
    TH

  5. ElderYoungMan profile image77
    ElderYoungManposted 6 years ago

    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.

  6. Highvoltagewriter profile image80
    Highvoltagewriterposted 6 years ago

    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!

  7. peeples profile image95
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    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?

  8. whonunuwho profile image74
    whonunuwhoposted 6 years ago

    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.

  9. Dubuquedogtrainer profile image57
    Dubuquedogtrainerposted 6 years ago

    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.

  10. luckykarma profile image60
    luckykarmaposted 6 years ago

    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.

  11. celticdude7 profile image65
    celticdude7posted 6 years ago

    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?

  12. Civil War Bob profile image59
    Civil War Bobposted 6 years ago

    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...

  13. JohnGreasyGamer profile image81
    JohnGreasyGamerposted 6 years ago

    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).

  14. bhargvi sharma profile image42
    bhargvi sharmaposted 6 years ago

    As spring is followed by winter likewise angel is followed by an evil to maintain a neutral environment.

  15. Faceless39 profile image94
    Faceless39posted 6 years ago

    Answer me this:

    How can black exist without white?

    How can absolute love exist without absolute hate?

  16. Christian L Perry profile image82
    Christian L Perryposted 6 years ago

    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,

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)