Originally posted by stellspalfie
when given free will a person will still only act within the confines of their own personality. satan was jealous of god, why? why was it part of his personality structure? if an angel is surrounded by love and there is nothing bad in the universe where would this nugget of evil come from? either he learnt it from somewhere, or god hardwired it into him ...[text shortened]... uilty for creating something that turned out so bad.
ill shall have a gander of this ezekiel.
if you have the faculty of free will, its impossible to be hard wired to a course of evil,
where did the motivation to oppose God come from, himself! why does he desire
worship that should solely be directed towards God, megalomania! Consider these
(Matthew 4:8-9) . . .Again the Devil took him along to an unusually high mountain,
and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory, and he said to him:
“All these things I will give you if you fall down and do an act of worship to
me.. . .
Clearly he desires to be worshipped!
(Ezekiel 28:12-17) . . .“‘“You are sealing up a pattern, full of wisdom and perfect in
beauty. In Eden, the garden of God, you proved to be. Every precious stone was
your covering, ruby, topaz and jasper; chrysolite, onyx and jade; sapphire,
turquoise and emerald; and of gold was the workmanship of your settings and your
sockets in you. In the day of your being created they were made ready. You are
the anointed cherub
that is covering, and I have set you. On the holy mountain
of God you proved to be. In the midst of fiery stones you walked about. You were
faultless in your ways from the day of your being created until unrighteousness was
found in you. “‘“Because of the abundance of your sales goods they filled the midst
of you with violence, and you began to sin. And I shall put you as profane out of the
mountain of God, and I shall destroy you, O cherub that is covering, from the midst
of the fiery stones. “‘“Your heart became haughty because of your beauty. You
brought your wisdom to ruin on account of your beaming splendour. Onto the earth I
will throw you. . .
Although this is primarily directed towards the King of Tyre clearly there are certain
prophetic characteristics which may lead us to deduce that its also with reference to
Satan, anointed cherub, garden of Eden, self righteousness leading to sin through
megalomania, thrown upon the earth (compares Revelation 12:9 where the original
serpent, Satan is cast down to the earth)