Basically, God created Lucifer/Satan (he was also the head angel at the time) and Lucifer became prideful, and tried to over throw God thinking he was better then God, he failed, and was cast down to earth.. I would say that God cast Satan down to earth to test us, but it was us to failed the test, so in other words, it's our fault, not Gods. So the crap that happens in the world, we can blame on two things, Satan, or ourselves, because it was us who failed the test God lay before us.
This is all fiction. Humans believe these supernatural stories because the were indoctrinated to believe so as children by people they thought they could trust - who, themselves were also indoctrinated as children - that's how religion works best - getting you to believe fairy tales before you are able to ask for evidence of these wild claims that have no evidence to support them. Men invented these tall tales - often borrowing them from other, older religions - the beliefs are so ingrained into their brains they can't tolerate any challenges to their supernatural stories - and will invariably get emotional and attack anyone brave enough to tell you the truth.
According to Jewish perspectives on Job, the satan is the prosecutor for the divine court, authorized by God to put humanity on trial and test their faith. This also lines up with the presentation of the satan in the gospels as testing Jesus' faith. According to these passages, there is no implication that the satan has any power other than that which God gives, and the blame for the evil in the world mostly belongs to humanity.
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The Satan only does things in God's service. True, some of these things are not nice, but when God has a dirty errand, that's The Satan's job to do. Think of the Satan as a prosecutor in court: he will charge you and try to convince that you are guilty, but he is not evil: just doing his job. In fact, that's the Satan's number one job, serve as the prosecutor in heavenly court. The Satan also tries to make people sin by temptation. But that too he does for God. The Satan does nothing which is not in God's service.
Satan was made holy to serve God. He chose of his own will to rebel. "And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, "God is tempting me." God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else." James 1:13
IM GLAD AS A ATHEIST PIOUS THAT YOU ADDRESS HIM AS GOD!! Good job!! here's a link about your question to http://www.heaven.net.nz/answers/answer15.htm As to the question , God creates, man and Satan make choices ..but I'm not bias. see these scriptures I form the light, and create darkness; I make peace, and create evil. I am Jehovah, that doeth all these things. (Isaiah 45:7 ASV) But this passage is interesting though :-) ///////////////// (for the children not yet being born, nor having done any good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand, not of works but of Him who calls), What shall we say then? Is there unrighteousness with God? Certainly not! For He says to Moses, ?I will have mercy on whomever I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whomever I will have compassion.? So then it is not of him who wills, nor of him who runs, but of God who shows mercy. For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, ?For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.? Therefore He has mercy on whom He wills, and whom He wills He hardens. You will say to me then, ?Why does He still find fault? For who has resisted His will?? But indeed, O man, who are you to reply against God? Will the thing formed say to him who formed it , ?Why have you made me like this?? Does not the potter have power over the clay, from the same lump to make one vessel for honor and another for dishonor? What if God, wanting to show His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath prepared for destruction, and that He might make known the riches of His glory on the vessels of mercy, which He had prepared beforehand for glory, even us whom He called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles? (Romans 9:11, 14-24 NKJV)
No! Read==================================Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. (Ezekiel 28:15, 17 KJV)
Satan, or the idea of a counter point to god, was common in that era the Greeks called him Hades the brother of Zeus. As with the Christian mythos' the story of the rebellion was the same, Hades being jealous of Zeus's leadership tried to overthrow him and lost, Zeus curst Hades to forever rule the underworld. The Egyptians had a similar god that ruled, or looked after, the world of the dead. As with many of the stories of the bible these fable's were borrowed so the people of the day would more easily accept the bible as true and understandable.
1. God created the Angels with free-will. The only other creatures he creates with free-will are humans. 2. Lucifer was the most intelligent, and most beautiful, and most powerful, Angel God created; and God made him the head Angel. 3. When all of the Angels were created, God required an act of obedience, and submission, from them, and they new that whether they did it, or refused, it would seal their fate forever. 4. Lucifer refused; and other angels joined him in it, maybe very many. So the first sin was a sin of pride. 5. God said that they couldn't stay in Heaven, with Him, and that they would have to live in Hell, from then on. 6. God appointed Michael, an Archangel, the lowest kind of Angel, to lead the other Good Angels, in forcing Satan (means adversary), and the other bad angels, out of Heaven, because that would annoy Satan the most. 7. Satan, and the bad angels, fell to Earth, and took it over. That's why they're called the fallen angels. That's it, in a nutshell. Very good question, I'm glad you asked it! Frank
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Lucifer was the master music in heaven, for praise and worship. he was also the cutest of all of Gods angels. he was popular because he was a walking talking instrument in heaven and very cute. he became proud. he was so confident that he had the audacity to challenge God. he was perfect until he found iniquity in his heart and became rebellious(Gods pet peeve),so he was banished to Earth along with a 1/3 of the other angels in heaven, thus becoming rebellious, evil and everything that is against God, Satan was all about. and those fallen angels became demons and evil spirits.