The Devil and demons are fallen angels. God did not create an evil angel. God created Lucifer, who was God’s beautiful choirmaster (Isaiah 14:12-15, Ezekiel 28:12-15). Lucifer later turned his own heart against God. It wasn’t God’s fault that Lucifer turned against him, for he fell through pride.
After God created Adam and Eve, Lucifer coaxed Eve to eat the fruit God forbade them to eat in the Garden of Eden because he wanted to get back at God. Now Lucifer chooses to hurt God by hurting you, God’s creation.
What about us? Is it God’s fault if we turn against him, or our fault? Yet God made a way for all of us to come back to him forgiven and blessed: through faith in Jesus Christ, his son.
What Do You Think?
a. Did you once believe that God created an evil angel? If so, where did that information come from and why did you accept it?
b. Animals, bugs, and viruses need to feed on other living things to stay alive. Are they really evil on that basis?
c. How would you define evil?