Did God Create the Devil?

Scripture: Ezekiel 28:15
Where did the devil get his evil propensities from?
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Theo: Okay, my question Sir is, I read in the Bible that Satan was created by God, but my question itself is that, where did Satan himself get his evil propensity from?

Pastor Doug Batchelor: Now where did you read that Satan was created by God?

Theo: Then I stand to be corrected! How did Satan come about? God Himself is self-existing, is Satan too self-existing?

Pastor Doug Batchelor: No, Satan actually is an amalgamation, meaning, God made a beautiful angel, that beautiful, intelligent, free angel began to choose to love himself more than God and he evolved into - I do not like to use the word evolved, but basically he transformed himself into the arch villain Satan and that is a lot of evil that we see in the world today; Jesus said the price of this world- there is a battle going on. Michael and His angels with the dragon and his angels- it talks about a war, but God did not make a devil, He made a beautiful perfect angel that was free, but Satan chose to worship himself instead of God and he basically transformed.

Pastor Jëan Ross: You know, we have a verse in Ezekiel 28:15 speaking of this angel that eventually becomes Satan; that says ‘you were perfect in all your ways from the day that were you were created’. So God created this beautiful being- and then it says, but iniquity was found in you! So Satan directed his affections away from God centered it upon himself and as that desire for self-exaltation grew, he eventually became an open rebel against God and against God’s government.

Pastor Doug Batchelor: Yes, so hey I appreciate your question Theo, we do have a study guide that talks about, Did God make a Devil! It perfectly answers your question!

Pastor Jëan Ross: The number to call for that is 800-835-6747; you can ask for the study guide, Did God Create a Devil!

Pastor Doug Batchelor: Also if anyone has a question, where did Satan come from? We have a video that we spent two years creating called Cosmic Conflict- I think you can, not only order it, a lot of people have taken it and put it on YouTube now so we have kind of thrown our hands in the air; but you can type in Cosmic Conflict - go to YouTube and probably see all the episodes there, but it helps you understand where Satan came from.



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