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Sunday, February 14, 2010

How did one of God's spirit sons become Satan the Devil, and what was his motive?

Where did the Devil come from? Originally created as a perfect spirit creature in heaven, this outlaw angel acted upon an improper desire and made himself Satan the Devil when he became obsessed with the desire to have humans worship him instead of God. The Bible explains the process: “Each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death.” (James 1:14, 15)

When God created Adam and Eve, the angel who was about to rebel against God saw that there was a possibility that he could gain honor and importance. He evidently wanted worship from humans...what rightly belongs only to the Creator. Instead of rejecting this improper desire, this spirit son of God nurtured it until it gave birth to a lie and then to rebellion.

By means of a serpent, he then spoke to, lied and deceived Eve. (Genesis 3:1-5)
For more, see:
Why did God make the devil? (jwitness forum; Link to video included)

Was Satan around at the time of Adam and Eve and was he responsible for the snake?
Satan—Myth or Sinister Reality?
Who Is the Devil?
The Source of Evil Exposed!
What Was the Original Sin?
How Real Is the Devil to You?

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