Q. Can you please clarify two passages in the Bible ? One is in John 8:44 which stated “He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth because there is no truth in him”. The other verse is in Ezekiel 28:15 which states “Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee”. These scriptures are both describing Lucifer are they not? If he was a murderer from the beginning, then how could he have been perfect in all his ways? How can they both be correct?
A. Taken together, these two verses help support my belief that Satan’s fall occurred before the creation account of Genesis 1. Ezekiel says Lucifer was originally perfect in all his ways and then iniquity was found in him, and Jesus said he was a murderer from the beginning.
The only way these two statements can be reconciled is if Ezekiel was speaking about a time before the creation and Jesus was referring to the beginning of the creation when Satan created the first murder of the Age of Man by tempting Adam and Eve to sin, robbing them of their immortality.