Who Created the Devil?

I don’t usually talk about a lot of religious stuff here, but I’m stumped.

Now, you may not know this, but I’m not Christian. Actually, I’m not a fan of most world religions, but the subject still interests me. I don’t know much about the different mythologies, so I may be missing something here. But how did the devil happen?

Okay so in Christianity, God is supposed to be all-knowing, and completely good… right? So how did he make the devil? Why would he make something evil? Did he do it on purpose? An accident? What? Is there an answer? Some theories? Just a contradiction in the mythology? Help me out here.

I’m not trying to offend anyone, or make fun of a religion, I’m just trying to understand what the followers believe. Help?

Sorry for the short post, but it’s been on my mind recently. Maybe you can answer some questions?

)O(

Part of the Daily Blogging Challenge July 2015

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One thought on “Who Created the Devil?

  1. tjustincomer says:

    This is one of those questions that has caused for headaches for most theologians. If we say that the devil was created by God, then can we truly say that God is good? If Satan somehow came about by fluke, then is God truly all-knowing or all-powerful? Personally, I think that God had created the angel “Lucifer” (as he is so-called) originally good, but left room for this angel to choose light or choose darkness. That doesn’t necessitate that God didn’t know what was going to happen, but that God allowed these circumstances. (There is a difference between allowing something to happen and causing it to happen.) When you read Genesis 3, you find that this “serpent” figure hides knowledge from Eve, thus deceiving her. In the Bible, darkness is more than just the lack of light. There is something mystical in the way that it is described. Satan harnessed the “power” of darkness: the ability to hide. By hiding information, he deceived the woman, and thus sin entered the world. The difficulty is in coming to conclusions as to whether we can sufficiently claim that God’s goodness is effected by this, or whether there is sufficient reason to believe that God had purposed such things to happen in order that the most good could happen.
    Hopefully this gives a little to chew on? And hopefully it makes sense and isn’t just a mish-mash of sentences haha.

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