How Is God So Perfect if He Created the Devil?

Question by Albert C: How is God so perfect if he created the Devil?
I think the Devil is God’s scapegoat. Why do believers praise God for his charitable and kind nature, but blame the Devil if misfortune befalls them? Seems a little too convenient for God, if you ask me. Who was the blame assigned to before the Devil became the Devil, and hardship was prevalent?

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Answer by Hell Friar
They hide behind the free will argument. But it falls apart if you consider that god knew what you would “freely” do but created you anyway. He didn’t have to. So it’s still his fault.

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  1. MemphisMuzicGirl (Suspended) says:

    God knew the devil was gonna be here.
    The devil creates sin
    Without no sin, there isn’t a need for God.

  2. Daniel Im says:

    wasn’t the “Devil” an angel that by his free will refused God and fell from the heavens? Also i think humans really made this “Lucifer” image because WE wanted a scapegoat… We do something bad let’s say the devil made me do it but we get the winning touchdown or something it’s all about our skills…

  3. Invisible Talker says:

    Little too convenient to God? More like a little too convenient for proselytizers. It’s probably the oldest known usage of the “Good cop, bad cop” -strategy.

    The God part is saying believe and you’ll get to heaven
    The Devil part is saying believe or you’ll go to hell.

    If that’s not “Good cop – Bad cop”, what is?

  4. Joe Mac says:

    **yawn** Utterly lacking any originality. Thank you for playing, please come again.

  5. Bobby Jim says:

    Like us, God gave the angelic host free will.
    God created Lucifer.
    Lucifer chose to become Satan through pride and rebellion.

    Isaiah 14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
    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.
    15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

  6. Atom74 - the big finale says:

    There have been various dark deities for eons now. They have almost always been held responsible for things like failed crops and the like. The Christian devil, specifically, is an extrapolation of a Pagan horned God. Who was not necessarily even evil originally. It is a throwback to the cycle of the ram. Which predates Christianity. But not by much really. Anything before 0 AD/BCE would be the age of the ram.

    By demonizing an existing God it gave power for the rise of Christianity. It was also a very convient step from Paganism, which was cited by most early Christian historians as being very similar to Christianity at the time.Justin Martyr had some interesting parallels in his works. You may find his writings interesting.

  7. Wind Farm Horse says:

    I’ll assume you’re making a case that all of the contents of the Bible is nonsense, and add to your assertion – why would he put a tree in which man was not to eat from, right in the middle of the Garden of Eden and say, “Don’t eat the fruit of this tree” – when he knew he had given man curiosity? It would be the same thing if I lay a gun on the coffee table, fully loaded, and tell little children playing near it, “Now, don’t touch this”, and walk away. How irresponsible would that make me?!?! The Bible is riddled with contradictions to reasoning, yet we are to make sense of it using reasoning powers – the only true thing that sets us apart from other animals – confusing, isn’t it?

  8. witnessofJesus says:

    lucifer made himself an enemy of God
    he became satan because he secretly combined an army to make war against God after he was rejected and Jesus was chosen instead.

    it was his own PRIDE that changed him, just as it is so many times the PRIDE of man that makes men war against their own kind.

  9. sassyladynh says:

    The Devil was not the only angel that rebelled in the first earth age, 1/3
    of the angels rebelled with him. God loves us all, and does not want to lose not one of us. The only one that was condemned in the first earth age is Satan no salvation is available to him. Due to Gods Love for his children He came in the flesh to show us the way, allowing us freewill to choose. Knowing by our hearts and thoughts whether or not we are his!

  10. MissKiki-94 says:

    Uhh God didn’t create the devil cause God doesn’t exist.

  11. Bo says:

    the story the Bible tells is of a living being who loves and who continues to love even when that love is not returned. A God who refuses to override our freedom, who respects our power to decide whether to reciprocate, a God who lets us make the next move.