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  Bible Question: Where did Satan come from? Did God create him? When he first appeared in Genesis 3:1, he had not been mentioned prior to that.
 
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The answer to your questions will be provided in three sections: the creation of Satan, the fall of Satan, the goal of Satan, and the victory over Satan.
     Creation of Satan. Satan was created sometime before Adam and Eve. Genesis does not tell us exactly when this happened, but we know that this is true since we see Satan for the first time in Genesis 3:1. Adam and Eve are alive, and Satan appears in the form of a serpent.
 
  Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?” (NASB) Genesis 3:1
 
The book of Revelation tells us that Satan, the dragon, or the devil, appeared as a snake or serpent.
 
  And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. (NASB) Revelation 12:9
 
In Ezekiel 28:13 we discover that he was a created being - a beautiful angel. He is a wicked angel.
 
  You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: The ruby, the topaz, and the diamond; The beryl, the onyx, and the jasper; The lapis lazuli, the turquoise, and the emerald; And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets, Was in you. On the day that you were created They were prepared. You were the anointed cherub who covers, And I placed you there. You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked in the midst of the stones of fire. You were blameless in your ways From the day you were created, Until unrighteousness was found in you. By the abundance of your trade You were internally filled with violence, And you sinned; Therefore I have cast you as profane From the mountain of God. And I have destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the stones of fire. (NASB) Ezekiel 28:13-16
 
He was the anointed cherub who used to cover God. A cherub is not a baby angel but a powerful angel with wings (Ezekiel 10:2). The word cherubim refers to more than one cherub (Exodus 25:19). They appear for the first time in Genesis 3:24 when God commanded some of them to guard the Garden of Eden to prevent Adam and Eve from returning to the garden. God had thrown Adam and Eve out because they had sinned.
 
  So He drove the man out; and at the east of the garden of Eden He stationed the cherubim, and the flaming sword which turned every direction, to guard the way to the tree of life. (NASB) Genesis 3:24
 
     Fall of Satan. When Satan appears in Genesis, he is a wicked angel. But Satan was not always evil. Initially, he and the other angels in heaven were created holy. Their home was heaven. Sometime after his creation, Satan sinned when he wanted to be like God and take control.
 
  How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who have weakened the nations! But you said in your heart, "I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, And I will sit on the mount of assembly In the recesses of the north. I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High." Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Shale, To the recesses of the pit. (NASB) Isaiah 14:12-15
 
Both the gospel of Luke (Luke 10:18) and the book of Revelation explain that he was thrown down from heaven along with the angels who followed him. He sinned and became a fallen cherub - an evil cherub.

 
  And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him. (NASB) Revelation 12:9
     
 
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