Does Satan cause non-believers? Does Satan cause Sin, or what? Does Satan cause everything bad? Who is Satan?Why doesnt God destroy Satan? Why doesnt God intervine Satan if he is so powerful?
"Satan is not real. It's just a metaphor in the bible, just like Adam and Eve. My step-dad is a pastor. Trust me on this one."
Ok, I'm going to go ahead and trust you. But only since you trust your Dad. Or, more importantly, your Dad's belief that Satan doesn't exist. Even though, by the time it reaches me, it's a third party source for information, which we all know from fifth grade will just cause you to get an F on your paper. Especially when it's on a subject that has baffled great minds in the Christian, Jewish, and Islamic religion...But I trust you.
Here's my answer to the posted questions. Keep in mind it's opinion.
A- He cannot Stop Satan. B- He doesn't want to Stop Satan, any reason..even too busy will work. C- Satan is a tool God uses and is aware of.(My favorite) D- God has already "taken care" of Satan, or will(Revalation). (we just don't know it).
Just remember, if God is all powerful and all knowing, he knew what Satan would do and become the moment he created Lucifer. Either you reject that God is all knowing, or you accept that God has a plan for everything, including Satan. But another little catch is, if you believe in the book of Revalations. God is all knowing, otherwise he couldn't tell John(the author) what to write. Unless God chose not to know the future of Satan, at the time of his creation. We can't say God is unable to "not know" since he is all powerful and nothing he can't do. Either way, you're stuck in a tremendous paradox. Let me know when you get out, then maybe you could give me a little direction.
P.S.- Sorry I don't sound as if I reading this from a website or reciting what I've heard from Sunday School. I thought you might want a little improvisation. Next time I'll sound more like everybody else.
Yes, Satan blinds the eyes of people so that they cannot see God. It is his most deceptive trick.
Yes, he is the author of all sin, and sickness, and evil.
Satan is a very powerful being, next only to God himself. All of his deeds are evil. He hates Gods creation, because he was in heaven with God, and tried to prove that he was above God, and ended up kicked out of heaven.
He is now on this earth, running to and fro, seeing whom he may devour.
If we are not under Gods protection, we have no defense against him.
If you are a child of God, and Satan is allowed to touch you, it is only because God allowed it to happen, to test your faith. He has to go thru God, to touch one of his children.
God will destroy Satan, but, the time is not yet. Mankind has been allowed to rule this planet for 6 thousand years, Satan has also been loose, but, that is all going to change. One day, Satan will be done away with forever. We have to accept that since this planet and all that live on it, belong to God, that it is his plan and his choice, as to how and when it all ends.
God will intervene, thru prayer. His kingdom is already at work on this earth. The inhabatants all know to whom they belong. The testing is taking place, daily, as to whom we will all serve. God or Satan. A cosmic stuggle. A battle to the end.For the souls of mankind.
God will never have another rebellion in his kingdom. He is deciding on who lives with him, by our actions. Our attitudes and actions, determine our altitude.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Silverwings your response was great!
Just like Silverwings said, Satan became evil and was kicked out of heaven taking with him one third of the angels he had tricked into believing God was bad.
Satan tempts all human beings to sin and he is very good at it. Remember he has been at it even before our world was created.
God made man with the freedom to choose good or evil. The only thing is that sinse Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, ever sinse then the human race has a propensity to sin, it's our nature.
To become a Christian and follow God gives Satan a real headache! He wants as many people as he can to choose him over God and when a person chooses to follow God, Satan knows that he has lost one and it makes him mad. Satan then tempts them harder than he would a person who is against God because he knows he already has them. It's Christians he hates.
Satan is real and is going about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour! Don't allow him to tempt you, leading you down a wrong path which leads you away from our Lord.
Keep your eyes on Christ and He will fill your heart with peace washing away the darkness Satan places in your life.
Anyone who says satan is not real is of satan himself.... for satan wants to make people think hes not real... By that you continue to sin.... Then at the end you join him in everlasting torment..... Now if you still believe the devil is not real or theres nothing spiritual... Go to the cemetary at 1 o clock and mention his name... 3 tyms... He will COME or ull feel his presence.... The devil if seriously real and on earth he may give you wealth... Cars, houses, etc....... BUt after all that.. You die and burn in great heat in hell.... The devil is a liar and he wants us all to fall for him.... Follow your heart and BE WISE!!!!
Satan use to be an angel of the most high God until one day he thought he was better then god and took as many angels that wud follow him we now call him satan and his followers demons
satan is the one that helps to take people away from god
yes satan trys to tempt us all the time with sin BUT its are choice whether to do it or not
I dont think he causes everything bad but 99.999% he does the other little I wud personally say he doesnt because like what if you trip and fall that doesnt mean it was from the devil
"A human being is endowed with free will. He can use this to choose between good and evil. If he can only perform good or only perform evil, then he is a clockwork orange - meaning that he has the appearance of an organism lovely with colour and juice but is in fact only a clockwork toy to be wound up by God or the Devil."
Thank you so much "funadvice" god gives us free choice- to follow the easy path (sin) or the hard path (living a good life ina world of sin) once we have jesus in our life life is hard but its worth living becuase we have jesus! If there wasn't sin we would have no reason to go to GOD with anything!
Well to answer your question about satan, he's the devil, he creates sin, he creates temptation, etc. God, knows that satan is evil but, I'm not sure why he doesn't get rid of him. Hope this helps.
goodgirl, if God got rid of Satan, all of us would obey Him out of fear.
God wants us in His kingdom, but He wants us to choose Him, not demanded to worship Him.
Satan doesnt cause anything. We have free will. Blaming the devil is a copout. If god destrowed satin we wouldnt need him.
Satan is not real. It's just a metaphor in the bible, just like Adam and Eve. My step-dad is a pastor. Trust me on this one.
Anyone want to answer why God doesnt just destroy Satan?
simple answer to all your questions... neither exist
satan causes trouble