It should be well known that there was a war in Heaven. Revelation 12:7-12
Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the power
and the kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Messiah.
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,
who accuses them before our God day and night,
has been hurled down.
They triumphed over him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony;
they did not love their lives so much
as to shrink from death.
Therefore rejoice, you heavens
and you who dwell in them!
But woe to the earth and the sea,
because the devil has gone down to you!
He is filled with fury,
because he knows that his time is short.”
How can there be a real war in a place of happiness where there is no sin or death? Or are angels mortal all of a sudden? If Heaven is a place free from suffering then why is it depicted similar to the Norse tales of Asgard in this chapter? And God was completely responsible for Satan’s existence, he made him with full foreknowledge of what was going to happen, but I guess everybody makes mistakes!
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