Why did God create Lucifer?
Posted on 02 June 2016 03:45 PM

Q: Why did God create Lucifer?


A. This question has boggled the mind of many with good reason. It seems to be a contradiction for an all knowing God to permit the creation of a being whose existence will wreck havoc in what would otherwise be a prefect and peaceful universe. However, if the premise that God dose have foreknowledge, than it must mean that there is more to this issue than the immediate result we see now. It is commonsensical to assume that God must have seen something we may have not considered.

Since God has foreknowledge then He knew that creating Lucifer would bring sin and chaos. What we do not know is what would have happened had He had not created lucifer. In fact only God knows what the consequences would have been. Without losing ourselves in needless speculation we can, however, consider a few things. If God had not created Lucifer would that mean no one would have ever fallen? Does it really mean the universe would be safer? Would humanity have never fallen without Lucifer?

What we do know is that God is just and loving. Therefore withholding the creation of Lucifer would have meant overriding freedom of will. Because if He could stop the creation of Lucifer to prevent sin, He could also prevent any other being from choosing including us. There is no guarantee that Lucifer was the only one who would have chosen rebellion, everyone of us also have the capacity to rebel and we have. It means that if we “require” of God to have stopped Lucifer’s creation, it meant we also have to have God stop us from choosing to disobey. But that would make a universe deprive of choice and completely controlled or rather automated. We would exist but we would not truly be alive.

God had to remain honest and true with Himself and with the rest of the created universe, He could not do that by not creating Lucifer. God would have stopped being God. We see that the issue is more complex and not just limited to Lucifer. It also impacts who God is, and also the rest of the universe. Instead God did everything He could so that Lucifer would have no reason to choose to rebel. He gave Him all He needed to make the right choice. We can see how much God gave him in the way he was created:

12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. 14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. {Ezekiel 28:12-15}

Here is described all that God did for Lucifer… First its important to notice, there was nothing wrong with His creation. Lucifer was perfect… He was the summit of wisdom and beauty. He, given the incredible musical talent to praise God and lead the rest of the heavenly beings to do so… was allowed to go to places that belonged to God. Furthermore He was given the most prestigious position in heaven, that of a covering Cherub. It means that He was placed right next to throne of God. Every moment he would be beholding the Glory of God, He would be continually bathed in it, and truly could experience the Righteousness and holiness of God first hand.

Despite all that, Lucifer chose to sin. His sin is describe in Isaiah:

13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. {Isaiah 14:13-14}

In the end, despite all that God gave him, Lucifer did not want to be close to God… He wanted to be God… more precisely he wanted to be worshipped and adored as God. Through His position, Lucifer would have seen why God receives worship, because of His righteousness, glory and power. But Lucifer didn’t want these attributes, He wanted the worship that belong to God, but he did not want the character of God. 

Although we cannot see it now, nor understand it, God, in His wisdom saw that this was the best course of action for the whole universe. We are promised in the Bible that after the Great controversy wraps up, sin will not rise up a second time. That is the good news behind all of this.

 What do ye imagine against the Lord? he will make an utter end: affliction shall not rise up the second time. {Nahum 1:9}



For more information we recommend the following resources:


Enmity Between Man and Satan

The Prince of this Planet

Why Did God Create Lucifer? (1)

Why did God create Lucifer? (2)

The Origins of Evil



Keywords: Lucifer, Satan, origin of evil, creation, God, foreknowledge, sin, rebellion, law of God, freewill, freedom of choice, disobey, disobedience.

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