Originally posted by johnnylongwoody
I am not a religious person but I have a few questions for you.
3. When Satan rebelled, why did God cast him down to the earth?
6. Why are we waiting so long for God to resolve this issue with Satan?
7. You said Jesus is your God, but Jesus said he was not God.
Jesus said you must worship God, not him, for he is your fellow servant.
1. If your God, is all knowing and all seeing, why did he create Satan?
When God created
this being he was good, wise, perfect in beauty and greatly celebrated by all other angels "on the day that you were created"
When God created
this being he was not Satan yet. But he was "full of wisdom and perfect in beauty"
God says of him - "You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you." (v.15)
Because of his free will he became what he is today - the antithesis of God, the nemesis of Christ.
2. Did he not make an error in creating him?
I think that God, who creates beings with free will, knew that it was a potentiality that some beings would want nothing to do with their Creator. Though from one angle it seems like a mistake from another angle it appears very wise. God created one being who would act forever as a reservoir to sum up all
rebellion. He became the ultimate leader of all other creatures who make the decision to revolt against God the Creator.
The perfect Anointed Cherub with free will turned himself into Satan, this grand leader. All other creatures following his original lead are summed up under his corrupted authority. Unless they are saved they will share his miserable destiny.
4. Didn't he realize that on earth Satan would corrupt man?
I believe that God knew from eternity the potential of creating beings with free will.
I will be gradually continuing the history of Satan's origin. And some of these issues may be made clear as I do that.
5. With all of the universe that God created, why didn't he banish Satan to someplace else other than the earth?
The earth was once under his deputy authority. His existence both caused the damage of the earth and the divine judgment upon the earth. For this cause the second verse in Genesis reads - "But the earth became waste and emptiness, and darkness was on the surface of the deep." (Gen. 1:2)
This earth was restored, recovered, and a new being was created - man. God then put the earth under the deputy authority of this new being man.
Man joined Satan's rebellion. Had man not joined Satan rebellion God would have utilized man to be the executioner of the judged Satan. Rather than God directly deal with the creature God created man, another creature, to co-harmonize with the will of God and serve as executioner of Satan.
This will be explained more latter. But rather than view Satan as kicked out of heaven and sent to the earth we should understand that Satan's pre-adamic kingdom included the earth. Though it had been judged and taken away from him and given for another creature to rule, Satan wrested it out from that being - from man - from Adam and won man over to join Satan's ancient rebellion against the Creator.
And of your weighty questions, that is all I will say for now. If you continue to read I believe you'll see more.