What the Devil happened?

It was through Pride that the devil became the devil . . . ~ CS Lewis

Have you ever wondered about the mystery of evil? I’m talking about its origins and so on. I was asked about this not long ago, specifically: How did the devil become the devil or from where did the devil derive evil?

*To begin, the Bible really doesn’t say. (The devil is already “the devil” when he appears in scripture!) But the short— and speculative— answer, I think, goes like this...

God made angels (some, it is believed, who became demons) and humans with what we commonly call “free will.” &nbsp;&nbsp;<ahref="http://etypeservices.com/Cass%20County%20Star%20GazetteID497/"><spanstyl... 13px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">To view more, please log in or subscribe to the digital edition.</span></a></p>


    In last week’s Focus, I wrote about two doors listed in the Scriptures. One door was an open door which God gives as an invitation to hope and our calling, an open door which no one can shut.