Love of God | Free Will | Satan

“…so behave like free men and never use your freedom as an excuse for wickedness” (I Peter 2:16).

C.S. Lewis has pictured Satan presiding over a meeting of all of Hell’s lesser-devils in order to instruct them about what they are up against in trying to defeat God’s Will for His human creatures. Satan speaks:

Remember, disgusting as it may seem to you, God really loves those weak, filthy human vermin that crawl the earth. Hateful as it may seem to you, He really wants them finally happy. That’s why God did that treacherous thing we here in hell will never understand: cut them loose from His control, put human beings on their own in many dangerous ways, took some…

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