Why did God create Satan knowing he would rebel?

Why would a holy God create Satan knowing he would rebel? Surely an all-knowing God would have seen that Satan would become evil?

It is true that Satan is a created being, however the point to be noted is that he was not created as an evil being. He was created as a holy angel and the fact that he was created a holy being is in the verses Ezekiel 28:13-19.  So God did not create an evil being. God is all-knowing and He sees the end before the beginning (Isaiah 46:10) – He knew that Satan would fall and lead humanity into sin as well.

Yet God created not just Adam and Eve but also all the angels, including Satan and all the angels who would rebel against God. Why? The answer is free will. God did not create either the angels or man as automatons or robots with no freedom. In His infinite love and mercy He decided to give us the freedom to accept or reject Him. He extended this also to the angels. Did God create sin? No. God gave free will. But yes God did permit this to be part of His will. Why, we may ask. We and the angels were created to glorify God (1 Corinthians 10:31). God created us to glorify Him. But He did not force us to. He has given us the choice to willingly accept Him as God and glorify Him or to reject Him.

So then it is not fair to accuse God of being unfair if He chooses to punish those who do not accept Him. He is the Creator, we are the created. The created are not above the Creator, how much so ever the created reject this truth.

The world may be at the devil’s mercy but believers in Jesus are not. He who is in us is greater than the one who is in the world (1 John 4:4). Job’s experiences are proof that the devil cannot touch God’s children without His permission (Job 1:10).

If you are angry with God today, do not let the devil use your anger to keep you from His love. God loves you enough to have sent His innocent Son to die for you. This is the result of the angels and man choosing to exercise free will to sin against God. Even in the garden of Eden, God clearly gave the choice to man even though Satan had already rebelled. So even though Satan sinned, man was not affected by this till he chose to sin as well. Back then and today, the act of sin has always been a willful choice of man, not enforced by Satan.

If you do not know Jesus as your Saviour, you are in danger of going to hell. Salvation is a free gift from God. Remember, God does not want to send anyone to a devil’s hell.

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