God created the angels and among them was a cherub
named Lucifer who ruled the earth for an unknown period of time.
Angels were sent throughout the universe to establish civilizations
and the creation became a beehive of activity. There was peace,
harmony and worship of God for a time until Lucifer became
discontent and decided to rebel and dethrone God. This led to a
devastating war that raged throughout the entire universe. God's angelic forces prevailed and Lucifer's last
stand took place on the planet earth. The result was that the
surface of the earth was destroyed. In the trial that followed,
Lucifer and his fallen angels were sentenced to the Lake of Fire.
Lucifer objected and accused God of being unrighteous. Such a
challenge could not go unanswered and God responded by creating
mankind to prove His righteousness. The courts have a judge, jury, prosecutor and
defender. Jesus is our defender and Satan is the prosecutor. The
jury consists of all the angels, the saved people in heaven and all
unsaved people in hell. Those of us living on earth are the
witnesses in this unfolding drama.