reply to post by Blueracer
Again, a possibility, however, Genesis stipulates that it was a 'serpent' that beguiled the woman.
The outcome of that situation:
1. The lowly serpent was cursed.
2. The ground on which Adam an Eve would 'till' would be cursed.
If Lucifer was still God's right hand man at that time, stands to reason that this being would be doing 'good works' for God, not beguiling
others to go against God's words.
I'm inclined to think that Lucifer was kicked out of heaven before
Genesis, and the above results are proportional to that.
Is it possible that God has given permission for his creation to be tested? As well as the fact, that Lucifer has 'limited' power, and can't
over-ride the will of the Creator?
The Book of Job:
God calls counsel, and everyone shows up, including the devil. The devil 'waits' upon God's decision to 'test' Job. Once the 'go ahead' has
been given, the devil then
wreaks havoc on poor Job.
I want to focus on this 'going back and forth' between heaven and earth, as we can clearly see the example given in my OP.
The questions remain.
1. If the devil was kicked out of heaven RE: 'War in heaven, before Genesis", then how is it the devil is able to come and go before the throne of
2. If God couldn't stand the sight/ways of Lucifer, and had him kicked out, did God have a change of heart somewhere along the lines, and allow the
devil to influence God's decisions again?