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thee so : thou wast upon the holy mountain of God ; thou didst walk up and down in the midst of stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways, from the day that thou wast created, till unrighteousness was found in thee." 5 But because of what did unrighteousness spring up inside him? The revealed facts show it was self-admiration and the desire for worship by creatures under him . So we read : "By the abundance of thy traffic they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned ; therefore have I cast thee as profane from the mountain of God, and have destroyed thee, 0 covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire . Thy heart was lifted up because of thy beauty; thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness : I have cast thee to the ground, I have laid thee before kings, that they may behold thee ." -Ezekiel 28 :11-17, Da . 6 How, now, did this covering cherub in Eden succeed in turning worship away from the living, true God and start false religion in the earth, yes, in the universe? His method is described for us in chapter three of Genesis . The Christian apostle Paul accepted this account and referred to it, saying to Christians in his day : "I am afraid that somehow, as the serpent seduced Eve by its craftiness, your minds might be corrupted away from the sincerity and the chastity that are due the 5 . Due to what did unrighteousness spring up inside him? 6 . By what methods did this cherub turn worship away from God, and how is this shown by the names Satan and Serpent given him after that?

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