Why did God create Lucifer knowing he will sin?


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God created Lucifer perfect

God created Lucifer a perfect sinless angel with the freedom of choice (Ezekiel 28:12-15). This freedom is God’s master plan for the universe. God’s purpose for creation was to share His love with His creation. The very nature of free choice is to be free from force. Therefore, any decisions made are the individual’s own responsibility and cannot be blamed on God. Joshua called the people to exercise their free choice, “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; (Deuteronomy 30:19).

The importance of freedom of choice

God knew through His foreknowledge that His creatures will rebel. And He clearly saw that to allow free choice would lead to pain, suffering, and death. But He understood that only creatures with total freedom of choice could enter into a loving relationship with Him. Because without the liberty to reject God, neither could we choose Him—and without choice, love would be impossible. God loves His creatures, and is eager to receive their love (Matthew 22:37).

Lucifer chose to rebel against God. The Bible says the following about him: “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.’(Isaiah 14:13, 14). God knew Lucifer would sin when He created him. If God had refused to create him, He would have been canceling the principle of free choice.

The plan of Salvation

The most One that truly suffered from creating free-will beings is God Himself. For God offered to sacrifice His Son to solve the sin problem “God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16); ” Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). What infinite love!

All those that accept God’s gift of salvation will be saved eternally. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name” (John 1:12). John declares that the decisive factor lies with men themselves—“as many” as receive and believe are granted access to sonship.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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