Can’t God change Satan into a good angel?

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By BibleAsk Team


God can’t change Satan into a good angel. The reason for this lies in the freedom of choice that the Lord has given to all His angelic beings. The Creator could have created them so that they cannot sin. They would not be able to choose right or wrong because they would be “programmed” to only do right.

Had the Lord done this, there would be no meaningful relationships between Him and His created beings. But instead, the Lord created angels and humans with the freedom of choice so that they all could choose to trust Him and respond to His love or choose to disobey Him. Sadly, Lucifer chose to use his freedom to rebel against his Maker and thus became known as Satan.

What made Satan rebel? The answer is pride. The Bible states about Satan: “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor” (Ezekiel 28:17). Satan started to think too highly of himself because of all his God-given gifts, and he started to crave for himself the honor that was bestowed on the Creator.

Isaiah 14 is another chapter that we can draw clues from concerning this, in verses 13 and 14, it says about Lucifer, “For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’”

Lucifer (Satan) wanted the honor that should only go to the Creator. He wanted it so badly that he was even willing to fight against God for it. Revelation 12:7-9 reveals the fact that there was an actual war in heaven “… Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So, the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Satan chose to reject the Lord fully and thus, he crossed the point of no return. And the Lord respected his decision.

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