There are approximately eight billion people on this planet today, hundreds of billions if not more animals in the sea, land and in the sky. Trillions, an incalculable number of insects, and the Living God knows where everyone of these living beings are at this moment and what they are doing. “The earth is the LORD’S, and the fulness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein.” (Psalm 24:1)
The newest telescopes in space look further and further into the darkness and find only more of what we can see with our eyes in the night sky, and the Almighty has named everyone of them. Every created being in heaven and hell He knows everything about, the intent of our heart is not hid from Him. “What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?” (Psalm 8:4)
We cannot imagine God, the book He has written for us does not reveal even the most miniscule part of who the Living God is, but it is all we need. The book that so many say is too long, too difficult to read and comprehend, outdated and now today racist and bigoted are the words of life, are the revealing of eternity to us, it is the only means of the knowledge of faith.
God has determined in His infinite wisdom that every human being born is to have an eternal soul, a consciousness of self, if you will, that will never cease to exist, and He has also prepared two, and only two places, where that soul will remain forever without end, that choice He has left up to us. Why He loves us is known only to Him, but we, every single person ever born knows this without a shred of doubt, love cannot be forced upon anyone, and the decision to love is completely in our control, it is an emotion that must be exercised by an action, but it retains its truth of those actions in the heart.
My friends, without free will, love is impossible, and so in His infinite wisdom the Most High, by reason of this truth, needed to give mankind the ability to choose for himself the path of his life, but He offers only two paths. The love that He offers can be rejected just as easily as it can be accepted.
Lucifer was the first to reject it, and it was necessary to create him with the full knowledge first of what he would do, to be the instrument of the Almighty of that second choice, to reject the love offered. Eve was deceived by him and Adam, by his own free will chose to harken to the voice of his wife, all with the foreknowledge of the Lord. “Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Heb. 4:13)
Love is a choice, but grace cannot be offered when there is no choice, without free will all would serve the Almighty by His design, all would love Him without the knowledge of why they were loving Him, there would be no place or need for grace, there would have been no need for the cross, but there would also be no knowledge or understanding of the word “love.” We love by choice; we accept or deny love that is offered by our own free will.
“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (2nd Peter 3:9)
There was no other way for man to have a free will and for the Lord God to remain Sovereign than to give man that choice. Was Satan created for a specific reason? Yes, there is no doubt of this. Did he have a choice in the matter? Yes, the Scriptures are clear in this, as much as they are in the choice our first parents had, as much as the choice through your own free will that He has given to you is. But there are only two choices available, this is the will of God, accept the love offered or deny it.
He who is the ruler of all that is, He who created all of the known reality that exists, He who made all things for His pleasure knows all that ever has and ever will occur, but He does not make the choice to love Him a mandate, we have to make that decision. The reward is eternal life and pleasures forevermore, the punishment is eternal suffering without end. There was no other way.
Why not just bring everyone to heaven? Love is no longer offered to those who continuously reject it, not by you, not by God. The sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross by His own free will to offer proof of the love of God to all who will come to Him in faith is the truth of love. He can be rejected or accepted by you, it is the way that He who created all things has determined it to be.
Pride says none of this is true, the invisible things of God show you that it is. The choice is yours.