reply to post by majesticgent
Text Why and how did Lucifer/Satan rebel when angels were under God's command and did what He told them to do. They didn't have free will like
humans, so how was that even possible? Unless angels do have free will, then if that's the case we're in more trouble than we know.
You are mixing Judaic belief with Christian belief. Judaic belief insists that angels cannot sin while Jesus Himself teaches that angels did and do
sin. Angels are under god's directive but angels also have free will and one third of the heavenly host followed the "Son of Dawn" (Satan) as is
shown in scripture. Also there are degrees of angelic authority and rank.
All of heavenly as well as terrestrial creation has opposites in order to identify what it is created for. If there was only created good then what
would good be? If everything was created hot then where would be the under-standing of either hot or cold? You would have no understanding
whatsoever in that case.
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
God, being good, creates evil for your understanding only. Not that He partakes in that which He creates but only to show you what He is.
The heavenly realm is not such as our creation. In the heavenly (celestial) realm there is neither darkness or light as we perceive darkness and
Psa 139:12 Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
How is this possible? Once again God has shown opposites for your and my understanding in this creation. God is pure celestial light and darkness is
but a creation of His opposition to show Him as He truly is. Satan is not of our terrestrial creation. He was not created with a heart pumping blood
or flesh that rotted in corruption. His creation was of the celestial order the same as we have terrestrial order but not of the same substance.
Satan cannot create and he cannot offer celestial salvation. He himself is but a creation of the heavenly order as the scriptures tell us.
Ezekiel 28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
Also when reading Moses and the Prophets always remember that they are not Judaic scripture but are Hebrew scripture. Judaic thought comes with the
destruction of the Temple and ushering in the rabbinic opinions of the Hebrew scriptures. This is the great difference that Christ Jesus had to
contend with in His teachings. Rabbinic authority is corrupted the same as our organized religions of today are corrupt by popes, priests, and
The new testament is filled with rabbinic thought and practice and in many cases were not the doctrine of Christ Jesus.
2Ti 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.