There are many beliefs and answers to that question.
papa G answered 5 years ago
God gave humans and spirits free will.
(Deuteronomy 30:19) I do take the heavens and the earth as witnesses against YOU today, that I have put life and death before you, the blessing and the malediction; and you must choose life in order that you may keep alive, you and your offspring,
Satan made his choice I believe. Once you choose, you can't go back.
(John 8:44) YOU are from YOUR father the Devil, and YOU wish to do the desires of YOUR father. That one was a manslayer when he began, and he did not stand fast in the truth, because truth is not in him. When he speaks the lie, he speaks according to his own disposition, because he is a liar and the father of lies.
(James 1:14-15) But each one is tried by being drawn out and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then the desire, when it has become fertile, gives birth to sin; in turn, sin, when it has been accomplished, brings forth death. It's a tough question to answer. The difference in opinions will vary from person to person. I would think it's a great topic to have for discussion.
Editing of the Bible was never undertaken with the intention of creating uniformity, despite the railing of fundamentalists. There are many internal inconsistencies and disagreements. We should expect no less of a book written over a period of about a thousand years by several different writers grappling with life’s big questions. Inevitably students ask about the Garden of Eden. Genesis 2.17 has Yahweh state that newly created people must not eat of the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” Here the evil grows on a tree. Who planted that tree?
What is the origin of demons? According to the Bible, the origin of evil and, subsequently, demons or evil spirits began with the fall of Lucifer. Most Bible students are fully aware of this.
We understand from scripture that these fallen angels are powerful beings who occupy the atmosphere and stratosphere of our Earth. We also know from scripture that there is a hierarchy or order among the evil spirits with Satan being the chief.
In Ephesians 6:12 we read, For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
There are classes of evil spirits or demons and some of those evil spirits are bound to this Earth. It is the origin of the demons who are earthbound that is the focus of this article.
It is from one of the lost books of the Bible that gives us a clue to the identity of these evil spirits that I believe are responsible for hauntings and possessions that we hear so much about in our modern day world.
Where did sin come from? Most Christians say that God created Adam and Eve perfect, but because they ate the fruit of good and evil, they became sinful. Another argument is that sin comes from Satan, who brings out the worse in us. Let’s start with this verse:
Romans 8:20-22 – for to vanity was the creation made subject – not of its will, but because of Him who did subject [it] – in hope, that also the creation itself shall be set free from the servitude of the corruption to the liberty of the glory of the children of God; for we have know that all the creation dowth groan together, and doth travail in pain together till now.
This verse says that all of mankind is vain not of our own will but of God’s will. WHAT? God created sin? That can’t be right… Let’s look at another verse:
Genesis 3:6 – And the woman seeth that the tree is good for food, and that it is-pleasant to the eyes, and the tree is desirable to make one wise, and she taketh of its fruit and eateth, and giveth also to her husband with her.
Eve sinned Before she ate the fruit. First she saw the fruit was pleasant to the eyes (lust), then she thought the tree was desirable because it would make her wise. In other words, God created both Adam and Eve to be sinful. Why? Do you think that God created man and it went wrong? That somehow God made a mistake? God created man sinful, created the tree of good and evil, and created the desires in man to want the fruit. He knew it would happen and did it on purpose. Why? Because he had a plan which consists of the law of Jubilee.
Origin of Evil
Where did evil come from? Again the argument for this is that it came from Satan. Take a look at the book of Isaiah.
This subject can go on and on. I hopefully touched base on this for you enough without making you dizzy. It's a tough subject with many, many opinions.
Written By Jennifer L. Auld