I was thinking about this earlier, we have venial and mortal sins, and while Im quite sure what Satan did in the fall, was a sin, but not sure if this has a ‘class’ or not. If you think about, that particular sin, he and the demons committed, it would be difficult for a human to attempt…but that brings up another question…would it be possible for a human to ever commit the sin satan did…would some of the false prophets be committing that? In that they are trying to get people to worship them, or their idea of what god is.
I know it sounds kind of silly, but what if a man decided he didnt want to worship God or Satan, he wanted something NEW, so he starts calling himself a ‘god’, encourages people to start worshiping him, tries to medal in peoples lives, tries to turn people away from God AND satan? I know this is very hypothetical and off the wall, but what would keep God from accepting this person, like he sort of accepted that Satan was going to be his rival, would God allow the man to continue on, give him a personal ‘region’, like he did with satan?
I guess my point would be…what makes satan so special, that God even admitted he was to be the ruler of this world for a certain time period? Why was satan so special, that God created a special and new place (hell) for satan to be punished in the end? If mankind is more important to God than the angels, seems like he would treat the ‘human rival’ more special (if that makes any sense LOL)? Maybe its getting too late and I need to get to sleep though?