Origins of Sin, Evil, and Satan
Origin of Sin
Where did sin come from? Most Christians say that God created Adam and Eve perfect, but because they ate the fruit of good and evil, they became sinful. Another argument is that sin comes from Satan, who brings out the worse in us. Let’s start with this verse:
Romans 8:20-22 – for to vanity was the creation made subject – not of its will, but because of Him who did subject [it] – in hope, that also the creation itself shall be set free from the servitude of the corruption to the liberty of the glory of the children of God; for we have know that all the creation dowth groan together, and doth travail in pain together till now. (YLT)
This verse says that all of mankind is vain not of our own will but of God’s will. WHAT? God created sin? That can’t be right… Let’s look at another verse:
Genesis 3:6 – And the woman seeth that the tree [is] good for food, and that it [is] pleasant to the eyes, and the tree is desirable to make [one] wise, and she taketh of its fruit and eateth, and giveth also to her husband with her, and he doth eat; (YLT)
Eve sinned BEFORE she ate the fruit. First she saw the fruit was pleasant to the eyes (lust), then she thought the tree was desirable because it would make her wise (covet). In other words, God created both Adam and Eve to be sinful. Why? Do you think that God created man and it went wrong? That somehow God made a mistake? God created man sinful, created the tree of good and evil, and created the desires in man to want the fruit. He knew it would happen and did it on purpose. Why? Because he had a plan which consists of the law of Jubilee. (See the Lake of Fire)
Origin of Evil
Where did evil come from? Again the argument for this is that it came from Satan. Take a look at Isaiah:
Isaiah 45:5-6 – I [am] Jehova, and there is none else, Except Me there is no God, I gird thee, and thou hast not known Me. So that they know from the rising of the sun, And from the west, that there is non besides Me, I [am] Jehova, and there is none else, Forming light, and preparing darkness, Making peace, and preparing evil, I [am] Jehovah, doing all these things. (YLT)
Isaiah shows us that God created both peace and evil. So along with sin God also created evil.
Origin of Satan
Where did Satan come from? The common Christian belief is that he was a perfect archangel that fell from heaven. However, look at this:
Genesis 3:1 – And the serpent hath been subtile above every beast of the field which Jehovah God hath made, and he saith unto the woman, ‘It is true that God hath said, Ye do not eat of every tree of the garden?’ (YLT)
We see that in Genesis 3, God CREATED the serpent which convinced Eve to eat the fruit. Some argue that Satan possessed the serpent, so the serpent was not Satan himself, so we need to dig a little deeper:
Genesis 3:15 – and enmity I put between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he doth bruise thee -- the head, and thou dost bruid him – the heel.’ (YLT)
John 8:44 – ‘Ye are of a father – the devil, and the desires of your father ye will to do; he was a man-slayer from the beginning, and in the truth he hath not stood, because there is no truth in him; when one may speak the falsehood, of his own speaketh, because he is a liar -- also his father. (YLT)
Genesis 3:15 says that the serpent has a seed. John 8 says that the devil is a father. A father has children. Symbolically, the devil has followers, or demons under him. Therefore, the serpent was the devil himself, and God created him. Even more proof:
Isaiah 54:16 – Lo, I – I have prepared an artizan, Blowing on a fire of coals, And bring out an instrument for his work, And I have prepared a destroyer to destroy (YLT)
1 Corinthians 5:5 – To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus. (KJV)
Isaiah says that God created people to do good work, but God also created a destroyer. Who is the destroyer? 1 Corinthians tells us that it is Satan. One last verse:
1 John 3:8 – he who is doing the sin, of the devil he is, because from the beginning the devil doth sin; for this was the Son of God manifested, that he may break up the works of the devil; (YLT)
John says that the devil sinned from the beginning. In summary, God created the serpent in the Garden of Eden (Satan), God created the destroyer (Satan), and Satan was evil from the moment God created him. He was never an angel and never perfect.
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