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Why God did not kill Satan immediately?

Discussion in 'Christian Apologetics' started by Saint2300, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Saint2300

    Saint2300 New Member

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    Why God did not kill Satan immediately?
    Why did God allow Satan to do evil, to cause people fall?
    :confused:
     
  2. visionary

    visionary Your God is my God... Ruth said, so say I. Supporter

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    Until we all see and understand what sin is, its effects, and influences, and distructive powers, we would never forgive God for doing away with Satan... Satan has to be convicted.. to be charged.. to be held accountable for what he brought upon the human race.. and recognised that the punishment is the only solution..

    Matthew 25:41
    Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
     
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    Ormly Senior Veteran

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    Because God has always purposed to manifest himself in human flesh, to be expressed just as Jesus Christ expressed Him after things all are finally prepared.

    Lucifer, a created being who can never die, as man also, can never die, was jealous of those purposes. When all of that was revealed and he rebelled, he was cast out. Because of the victory over him by the man Jesus, he seeks now only to destroy God's purposes summed up in Christ Jesus.
     
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    Saint2300 New Member

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    Satan can not be killed,
    but why not God chained him in hell, do not allow him to roam the earth.
     
  5. visionary

    visionary Your God is my God... Ruth said, so say I. Supporter

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    Fire shall consume him, and it starts from within..

    and he is reduced to ashes..
     
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    98cwitr Lord forgive me Staff Member Moderator Supporter

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    Better question...why did God create Satan at all?
     
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    Ormly Senior Veteran

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    Why did Jesus have to defeat him except to reveal to us the way to overcome any spiritual enemy? Why must we overcome at all? What is at stake in any of this?
     
  8. Walter Kovacs

    Walter Kovacs Justice is coming, no matter what we do.

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    Better question: why did God create anything at all?
     
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    Better question...If there's nothing you can do about it why worry about it?
     
  10. 98cwitr

    98cwitr Lord forgive me Staff Member Moderator Supporter

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    Who's worrying? Just trying to gain some knowledge from the LORD, man :)
     
  11. Ed Bana

    Ed Bana New Member

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    God created Satan.

    Religion claims Satan is Lucifer, God created Satan as a liar and a murderer from his beginning.  If Satan was an angel as the myth of religion proclaims then how can he have two beginnings?  IMPOSIBLE!
    Isaiah 54:16 Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and that bringeth forth an instrument for his works; and I have created the waster to destroy.

    Jesus in Jn 8:44 Said Ye are of your father, the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the BEGINNINGand abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar and the father of it. John writes in

    1Jn 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the BEGINNING.For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil..

    It is impossible, Satan cannot have two beginnings that is if you believe GodÂ’s Word and not Rome.

     
     
     
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    do the math.... If God binds and looses Satan according to His will and not satan's own will then Satan must be an agent working within the parameters given him by God.

    There are many times God has sent lying and evil spirits for one reason or another, I think it is extremely blind not to notice that...

    It is worse to believe God and Satan are waring factions that share the same type of power. There is only "one power" and one creator of all things- "they are held together by him and for him"...
     
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    i'm sure OP is aware of traditional fairytale. He is showing thoughtful insight and asking a very pointed question.... your answer to "why doesn't God just kill Satan immediately" is that Satan cannot die...

    Let's be reasonable... Fine.....then... lets play your game and rephrase the question. If God can bind and loose Satan at whim- Why isn't Satan currently being bound? and why is God going to bind him then loose him again "to deceive the nations?'
     
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    The serpent in Genesis Eden Garden, was it Satan?
    I guess, Satan can't harm Christians more than what is allowed by God.
    Through Satan, though he is bad, God put us to test and we can win over Satan through Jesus Christ.


     
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    Obviously God has a reason, doesn't He??

    Don't you think your time would be better spent in finding out what His reason are?
     
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    I believe I gave a good explanation for that__just a few posts back.
     
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    Can anyone answer me,
    Why not God chain Satan and his demons right now?


     
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    98cwitr Lord forgive me Staff Member Moderator Supporter

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    They still have some purpose to fulfill.
     
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    And what do you think that purpose might be?
     
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    98cwitr Lord forgive me Staff Member Moderator Supporter

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    I've asked myself that question for 2 years and haven't come up with a good enough answer.
     
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