Did God strike a deal with the Devil?
The way I see it, God struck a deal with the Devil. Now keep in mind that I’m speaking completely metaphorically, because I don’t believe in the traditional concepts, but going with it…
Satan rebelled in Pride.
God allows free will, yet could not allow Heaven to be tainted with the impurity of Pride.
What to do? What to do?
Bingo! Create an entirely new realm of existence where Satan could exist with Pride, yet did not affect the Purity of Heaven.
Binga Bam Boom… Big Bang creates the Material Realm!
It has everything needed, energy/matter, space/time, to be a medium which can express the notion of Pride. Yet Satan had no control over the physicality. He is, after all, an immaterial being. Thus a new being, humans, were created, half Material (flesh and blood), and half Immaterial (thought).
We, as humans, are therefor the mechanism which allows either God (Truth) or Satan (Deception) to become manifest in the physical realm.
Maybe we should just keep our mouths shut.
Did God strike a deal with the Devil? And thus, do we really have Satan to thank for our existence?