Children: Why did God Create Satan?

On December 4, 2012, Posted by , In apologetics,Evil, With No Comments

Lately during our family devotionals, my son (7 yrs) has been asking me: Why did God create Satan?

I’ve been using the Children’s Catechism:  for his own Glory.  And setting up some basics such as:

God is good.  He does no evil. He created no Evil.  He can do all things.  He knows all things.  He is love.  Thus, he must have a great purpose for Satan in his creation.

With that said, what are some “reformed” approaches to discuss Satan’s role with children?  We certainly do not want to dumb it down but also don’t want to get too “plantinga” on them.  Do we?  Thoughts?

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