Why don’t we all live in the Garden of Eden today? Why do thorns prick us when we try to smell a rose? Why do those we love get sick and die? Why do we wear clothes today? Why do millions have to work so hard even for the basic necessities of life? What spoiled the perfect world that God made? For the answer to these and other questions we must turn to Genesis chapter 3 and we discover the answer is sin.
However, first we want to consider Lucifer being cast out of heaven.
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The Fall of Lucifer
When God made this world He made it perfect with no sin in it (cp. Genesis 1v31). God made the angels at the very beginning of the first day, and amongst them was Lucifer. They did not exist before then, for Christ created everything in heaven and earth, visible and invisible, within the 6 days of creation (Colossians 1v16; Exodus 20v11). The angels shouted for joy to see the earth’s creation (Job 38v4-7).
Isaiah 14v12-15; Ezekiel 28v12-15; Revelation 12v7-9 are passages of scripture taken to refer to the fall of Lucifer from heaven.
God created the angel Lucifer perfect in wisdom and beauty (Ezekiel 28v12-15).
Lucifer was there when God created the earth, but instead of continuing to glorify God, Lucifer wanted to rule the universe and be worshipped (Isaiah 14v12-15).
So Lucifer led a great army of rebellious angels in an unsuccessful battle against God and His faithful angels (Revelation 12v7-9).
Cast out of heaven, Lucifer became Satan, or the devil, the author of sin. He is the enemy of God. Speaking through the serpent, the evil fallen angel led Adam and Eve into sin (Genesis 3).
Satan is absolutely and thoroughly bad and evil (John 8v44). His purpose is to deceive and destroy mankind (1 Peter 5v8) and to try to frustrate the purposes of God (Genesis 3; Matthew 13v24, 25,38,39).
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