Goethe's Faust

Mephistopheles Answer to Faust

I was wondering if anyone knew why Mephistopheles did not tell Faust about who created the world? I understand he was forbidden from answering that question but why?

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That would mean that Mephistopheles would have had to admit that God created the world which would make the Devil look weaker.

^I don't know if that really answers the question. It is already assumed by everyone who believes in a creator, that the creator is God. So why would the devil look weaker if Mephistopheles gave an answer that was already assumed? That makes no sense. I truly wonder what Goethe had in mind.