Short Essay #4
Angelology and Satanology
The world has a belief that God and Satan are equal in power, one being good and one being evil, this is called Ethical Dualism. Ethical Dualism teaches that there are two forces in the world that are constantly fighting each other, being equal to each other, and that they will eternally be fighting. The problem with this worldly view, that God and Satan are equal, is that God created Satan. God being the creator, and Satan being the created, this means that Satan can’t possibly be equal to God. Colossians 1:16-17 says “For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him. 17 He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.” In Job 2, God gave permission to Satan to test Job. If they were equal in power, why would Satan have to get permission from God? As I stated, Satan was created. He was created as the most beautiful angel as Ezekiel 28:13 describes “You were in Eden, the garden of God; every precious stone was your covering: the ruby, the topaz and the diamond; the beryl, the onyx and the jasper; the lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald; and the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, was in you. On the day that you were created they were prepared.” Satan being created and being submissive to God, goes completely again goes against the world view of Ethical Dualism. In Isaiah 14:12-17 as well as Ezekiel 28 explains what happened to Satan, and why he became evil. He became prideful, and covetous. Because of his beauty, he desired to be “Like” God, and wanting to be “Like” God, he wanted what God had as in Isaiah 14:13-14 “But you said in your heart,‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north.14 ‘I will...