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Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Oct 31, 2007 at 21:00

Suppose I assumed that God have created everything ( refer to Genesis)

God has created Adam and out of Adam's rib eve is created.

God has left one tree of knowledge the fruit of which was banned from eating by Adam.

The serpent which is part of the Universe was created by God himself.

So Satan was created by God himself to instill fears in Humans.

God should have altogether avoided Satan/ Serpent / The poisonous trees if he had so much mercy on the Humankind.

May your beliefs provide you with Peace,Happiness here/hereafter.

Excellent post; it uses a common argument.

God made man and woman in his moral image. So he gave them to power of choice. Satan/the Devil/ Serpent was also sinless at first and was given the power of choice. Satan chose to disobey God and so that is why he is evil. If there was no Tree of Knowledge, then man would not have a choice because there would only be on option, to obey God.

God did not want to force us to love him. He knew we and Satan would fall but did not want to manipulate us by robbing us of free will. He knew of the consequences but chose to give us control over ourselves. Free choice allowed for the ability of sin and disobedience to enter the world. And so it did.

Even though God knew Satan would rebel, but he made him anyways because if he hadn't then he would be manipulating Satan's existence.

God Bless

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