Who is Satan? Jesus said that a kingdom divided will not stand therefore God's kingdom is not divided against itself. Since God's Kingdom cannot be divided, Satan, therefore is not nor was not an angel of God, nor he ever was and he will never will be. Although he had access to heaven to bring accusation towards God's children, his origin is from the earth and he was never part of God's kingdom in the first place. He was created in the garden of EdenSeeing as you call yourself a student of the Word, I would have to ask what verse this comes from. You have stated that Satan was created in the garden, but this is not something you received from the Bible. There is much in the Bible to point ol' Satan to being a cherub who fell.
The onus is on you, to prove that there is anything in the Bible to point to ol' Satan to being a cherub who fell. I guarantee you cannot find one single Scripture to make that provable. The answer is to your question, in which you assume too much the answer was not something received from the bible, is very very very much obvious in Scripture. Genesis 3:1
Now the serpent was more 'aruwm' [Hebrew word to mean: "crafty, deceitful, sly"] than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?"www.dictionary.com defines crafty as:skillful in underhand or evil schemes; cunning; deceitful; sly.
Scripture says that the serpent was the most skillful in evil than any beast God had made... interesting eh? Satan did not create himself in a rebellion, he was not an angel in heaven who lost favor with God. He was and is and always has been a serpent skillful in evil, in which God had made. Find a place in Scripture where Satan is called anything more than a dragon, serpent, the devil? Find a place in Scripture where Satan was an angel, cherub, or anything other than what Scripture says God made him to be. You won't.2 Corinthians 11:13-15
For such men are false apostles [spurious, counterfeits], deceitful workmen, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And it is no wonder, for [even] Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light; so it is not surprising if his servants also masquerade as ministers of righteousness. [But] their end will correspond with their deeds.
What does it mean that their end will correspond with the deeds? It means, you should know at tree by the fruit it bears. Matthew 12:33-34
"Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit. You children [metaphorical: products of the teachings] of the serpent, how can you who are evil say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.
Satan was never a good tree, the serpent was never good, he was created skillful in evil from the beginning.John 8:43-47
Why is my language not clear to you? Because you are unable to hear what I say. You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. And because I tell the truth, you do not believe me!
You have much study ahead of you waitingonthelamb.
I can look at a lot of things to see where there is merit. Being a Berean is great. But I will not take teachings about God that don't come from the Bible. It is my litmus test and all things must be filtered through it. What you have claimed here does not pass that test.
I claim nothing, all my teachings come from the bible. In fact, I say this with all humility, you will find few more versed in Scripture than I. I was called into a responsibility as a young child, by Jesus Christ, to be a good student of the Word, and a good steward of the Word. The answer that fails your own litmus test, is the doctrine of devils previously being angels of God, or that Satan was a cherub. You will find none of those teaching in the Bible, you will only find them in vain imaginations of the mind men who are not versed in the knowledge of the truth.2 Timothy 2:25-26
Those who oppose him he must gently instruct, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
Step up to the challenge, you have made claims which do not hold to your own litmus test, and made accusations which are unfounded. You have much to atone for as a result.