I’ve seen people ask some questions about doctrinal issues surrounding Satan.
The Word of God is pretty clear and we can use it to answer these questions.
Satan didn’t create hell – he can’t change it. Its His destiny and there is nothing he can do about it, other than tricking the children of God into entering hell too. After all, the devil is called the master deceiver, the father of all lies (Rev. 12:9, John 8:44).
God created hell for Satan and his angels. God doesn’t want a single person in hell. John 3:16 reads : For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
2 Peter 3:9 The Lord isn’t slow to do what he promised, as some people think. Rather, he is patient for your sake. He doesn’t want to destroy anyone but wants all people to have an opportunity to turn to him and change the way they think and act.
People ask why doesn’t Satan do more evil? Where do you think sickness originates from? And poverty? And lust? Violence and murder? Have you seen the spiritual powers at work at Satanic meetings?
Some ask why isn’t God more active in the world today? They want to see things like healings happen. They do, but the problem is that we are the rulers of this world, but we’re ineffective. God gave us all the authority, but we sit on our hands. Luke 10:18-19 reads: Jesus said to them, “I watched Satan fall from heaven like lightning. I have given you the authority to trample snakes and scorpions and to destroy the enemy’s power. Nothing will hurt you.
Sadly Satan is working in many Christians’ lives, simply because they don’t know the Word of God. He puts condemnation on them; he deceives them to believe they have no power; he makes them try to earn salvation and reminds them how miserably they fail; he takes their boldness; he makes them value other people’s opinions more than God’s opinion. And He leaves them weak and powerless. Yes, they’re saved because they believe in Christ. But to be brutally honest, they’re pretty much useless for the expansion of the Kingdom of God.
Satan isn’t omniscient, he isn’t all powerful. He’s just a fallen angel. Sometimes Christians live as if the devil is God’s equal, like an evil twin. I’m sorry to tell you, but (fortunately) it’s not a fair fight. The devil is just a fallen angel. God created Lucifer, who then got sour and tried to exalt himself above the King of Kings.
If Satan really was all-knowing, don’t you think he would’ve let Herodes kill Jesus when He was a baby? But he couldn’t find Jesus, because he didn’t know where Christ was! Satan is so limited. Be are exalted far above him.
In the words of Curry Blake: “We are God’s sons, Satan’s master, and people’s servant”.
Its time for us Christians to grow a pair and start living the Bible.
Yes I just said that, and that’s my 2 cents.