The adversary doesn't want you to know the truth. When you obey
Jesus, you will know the truth and the truth will set you free. If you acknowledge your
sin and your need of a Savior (Jesus), Learn to love and truly forgive, you will know.
The adversary doesn't want you to know the truth that will set you free. The real Jesus.
Why would any "adversary" even bother to do such a thing? What could he/she/it/they possibly hope to gain? And from what you've said earlier, Yahweh plays an utterly magnificent
game of hide and seek, such that you have to try really, really, really, really
hard to believe in him
before he will condescend to finally give your heartstrings a little tug. Right?
So if the "adversary" had as its goal the prevention of most people from believing in Yahweh, he/she/it/they could just sit in the office reading TV Tropes all day, since Yahweh himself is doing all the hard work.
But OK, let's say the "adversary" wanted to keep people from believing in Yahweh. Why choose that strategy? How would it help the "adversary" win? If nobody believed in Yawheh, would he die?
BTW, if Yahweh is omnipotent, what sense does it even make to say that he has an "adversary?" A conflict in which one side is omnipotent cannot endure, by definition (of both "conflict" and "omnipotent."). So if Yahweh is engaged in a long-standing war against his "adversary," it is inescapable that either:
A) Yahweh is not omnipotent--he and his adversary are fairly evenly matched; Or,
B) The conflict is a sham, like a Navy SEAL play-wrestling with his four-year-old son. It's not a real fight.
Then what was hell created for? Keep in mind that according to the bible Satan and his followers don't end up banished there until the end times. So it likely wasn't created for him. What is it for then?
Yes it is. It is a fatal ending for their blatant rejection and rebellion of God.
Have you ever pondered the astounding epic courage
such rebel angels would have to possess? Think about it for a moment. These rebel angels started out living with Yahweh, right there in Heaven
, before there was any "sin" on which to blame the state of the world. If Yahweh is all-powerful, they would know
it, as surely as you and I know the Sun is bright.
If Yahweh was of the temperament to build a realm of absolute, eternal misery for them as a penalty for rebellion, they would have known
it, because they had a greater, more direct experience of Yahweh, his power and person than any human being on Earth can ever hope to have in this life.
What do you think could possibly motivate intelligent beings to rise in rebellion under those circumstances? Put yourself in Lucifer's shoes as he's pondering the choice of whether he wants to lead a rebellion or remain in Yahweh's service. What reasons would he have for rebellion? What arguments could he give to persuade others to join him?