02 February, 2015

God’s Plan in a Nutshell

(Written by Jack Kelley)
You were the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty. You were blameless in your ways until wickedness was found in you (Ezekiel 28:12, 15).
There is nothing in the Bible to tell us when the angelic realm was created. However, Job 38:4-7 speaks of the angels shouting for joy when God laid the Earth's foundation, so they had to have been created before earth existed. Neither is there a mention of the timing of Satan’s rebellion.
All we know for sure is it had to have preceded Genesis 3, when the serpent convinced Eve to disobey God. Satan was already God’s adversary by then, although there's no mention of his rebellion in connection with the creation. For this reason, I’ve concluded it also happened before the creation story begins.