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Mystery of Angels and Evil Spirits
from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity
[lawlessness] was found in thee" (Ezek. 28:15). He had
complete knowledge, understanding and wisdom. But
he also was given full powers of reasoning, thinking,
making decisions, making his choice. And, with all this
foreknowledge-even of results and consequences–
this superb being, the highest that even God could
create by fiat, turned to rebellion against his
Maker-against the way that produces every good. He
turned to lawlessness. He had been trained in the
administration of perfect law and order. As long as
Lucifer continued in this perfect way, there was
happiness and joy unspeakable over the whole earth.
There was glorious peace-beautiful harmony, perfect
love, cooperation. The government of God produced a
wonderfully happy state-as long as Lucifer was loyal
in the conduct of God's government.
What Caused the Angels' Sin?
What caused the angels on earth to sin, to turn to
lawlessness? Certainly the ordinary angels did not
persuade this great superbeing to turn traitor. No, it was
in him that iniquity was found. But, after how long? We
don't know. God does not reveal that! It could have been
any number of years from one or less to millions times
millions.
And then, even after Lucifer himself made the
decision to rebel and try to invade God's heaven to take
over the universe, it is not revealed how long it took him
to persuade all of the angels under him to turn traitor
and follow him.
I know well the method he used. He uses the same
method still today in leading deceived humans into
disloyalty, rebellion, and self-centered opposition
against God's government. First, he turns one or two to
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