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, any decisions made are the individual’s own responsibility and cannot be charged to God (Deuteronomy 30:19).
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 (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 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 15:3). 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,
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