Character Spotlight: The Enemy–What Did He Hope to Gain?
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Character Spotlight: The Enemy—What Did He Hope To Gain?
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I’ve always been intrigued as to what the Enemy hoped to gain by rebelling against God. There are a stream of questions that pop into my mind when I consider this.
Like us, were the angels limited in their ability to understand God’s omnipotence?
Did the Enemy truly believe he could supplant God?
Did he believe there would be no penalty for rebelling?
Did he think he could hide his pride from God’s omniscience?
Is he much more powerful than I think, and trusted he could overthrow the Most High by combining his power with that of a host of lesser angels?
Or, did he hope that God would simply abandon this world so that he could become its god?
I am exploring this throughout the Sons and Daughters series as a whole. Of course, I DON’T PRETEND TO WRITE DOCTRINE, so please no backlash. What the Enemy thought is only briefly explored in scripture, and so we are left to engage in conjecture.
Personally, I think rebellion is only logical if the Enemy truly believes he had something to gain. But, I doubt he thought he could overthrow God. With no hope of victory in the sense of “ousting” God from his place in Heaven, that leads me toward the abandonment theory: “I’ll make mankind in my own image and God will move on, leaving me to rule the earth in his place.”
I guess the Enemy didn’t realize how invested in us God is.
What are your thoughts?
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