Does it make any sense at all for a Divine Being to create a devil whose purpose is to reign in hell for eternity and to try to win recruits? He persuades people to do bad things and thus to become ...
God did not create Lucifer to be His enemy. In fact, Lucifer was in charge of orchestrating the praise and worship of Almighty God in heaven. We all have a choice...angels included. The moment Lucifer wanted the praise and worship for himself was the moment that he fell into rebellion thus becoming "Satan" which literally means "enemy". God has taken no delight in watching a creation of His fall from grace. Satan made his choice. Satan said, "I will ascend into heaven and exalt my throne above the stars of God...I will be like the Most High". It was Satan's intent to be God. Again I say, it was his choice.
Now, here's the point. Satan never wanted to repent. He despises God and mankind to this day. Man also rebelled against God when he sinned in the garden. But, God had a plan. Honestly,Jesus is the only answer. He died on a cross so that our fate would not be like Satan's fate. We have a choice as well. It is God's heart that no man be condemned to hell. That is why Jesus was sacrificed for our sins and died in our places. When Jesus rose again, it proved once and for all that Satan has no power to destroy our souls as long as we believe and receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior.
Are you in rebellion? There is a way out...if you want. Allow yourself to broaden your mindset. God is trying to get your attention. Ask Him to forgive you for trying to become your own god. We all have rebelled against God at one time or another...all you have to do is admit it and repent. Then ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior. You will see a change of heart if you truly believe. I pray God's mercy be upon you as you make this eternal decision.
Peacemaker--Here is my view thank you. Satan's role was created by god to mess up people's lives by sinning and being just bad and immoral. http://us.mg3.mail.yahoo.com/dc/launch?.rand=5stsuar110mgj
People can be bad and immoral all on their own. They don't need Satan as an excuse. Although, when someone sins, he/she does give Satan a lot of material to work with. Satan does not make us sin...His role is to try and persuade and cause us to doubt that God is who He says He is. Sin begins when we act on that temptation, in which we are soley responsible.
I don't believe you really care about the role that Satan plays in God's creation. I believe that your struggle is with the role that you play. Somehow you have lost your way and anger has entered your heart toward God and anyone who represents Him. I will not call you names or say that you are unintelligent. I believe that you do have real questions about life and its struggles. Perhaps you had an encounter with someone who calls himself a "Christian". Many people use that term flippantly. A true believer will do his/her best to build up and encourage his/her fellow man to pursue excellence.
My intent is to tell you that God loves you even if you don't love him right now. He truly knows you better than you know yourself and wants the best for you. I pray that you have an encounter with Almighty God just like Saul of Tarsus did...If you are unfamiliar with what I mean, take on this challenge if you can. I know this might be difficult for you to stomach but go to the Book of Acts Chapter 9 in the New Testament of the Bible.
Welcome aboard, Peacemaker. I don't believe I have seen your posts before. Note that Physicalist is a fanatical anti-theist hence it is clear that he is a covert satanist.
That is why Physicalist is truly beyond the Grace of God, but God will forgive even Physicalist the minute he repents.