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If Lucifer was created perfect, how could he sin

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Garette
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God created both man and angels with the ability to love, which requires the freedom to choose. Where the first selfish thought came from we are not told but what the Bible is clear on is that Lucifer was perfect until he sinned: "Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee" Ezekiel 28:15.

The passage goes on to tell us Lucifer's motivations for sinning: "Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness" vs 17.

It's a marvel that perfect beings - both angels and our first parents - chose selfish ambitions above love and loyalty to their Creator. What's an even greater marvel is that God continues to love His creatures and to do all he can to restore us into a right relationship with Himself despite our rebellion against Him.