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God Didn't Create Evil; God Created Freedom
by Wayne Blank
"I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life"
Satan is a product of Lucifer's God-given freedom to choose. Lucifer was created by God as a righteous being with the freedom to do right or wrong - to be wise, or to be a fool. Satan chose to be a fool.
"Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee" (Ezekiel 28:12-15 KJV)
Satan misused his God-given freedom to become an arrogant rebel.
"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High" (Isaiah 14:12-14 KJV)
Humans were also created with the freedom to choose; to obey or rebel, to live or to die.
"I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live" (30:19 KJV)
Fact Finder: Did Jesus Christ come to do away with God's Law, or to obey it?