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what is the point of satan being locked up for 1000 years and then released again?

Discussion in 'Eschatology - Endtimes & Prophecy Forum' started by sarkazma, Mar 2, 2002.

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  1. sarkazma

    sarkazma New Member

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    I know theres a reason.. but what, why doesnt God just destroy satan instead of locking him up for that 1000 years?
     
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  2. Da Berkshire Massive

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    Well, why did God not destroy Satan in the first place- the moment he went against God, rather than letting him work against God for thousands of years?- why did God decide to allow Satan to drag the vast majority of people down into the lake of fire with him?
    Well you could say we couldn't appreciate God's goodness, grace and mercy without evil and default eternity in hell. But then why is God content to allow the vast majority, to never be freed from Satan's blinding them to the truth and so eternally perish?
    I'll never understand why God chose not to reveal the saving truth to everyone to give them the OPPORTUNITY to repent and trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of all their sins and eternal salvation.
    If people reject the truth knowing the consequences, that's their choice, but most DON'T know the consequences of not obeying the gospel- most don't really know what it is about at all!
     
  3. denman98

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    God wants to prove a point to humanity.
    That we are still wicked even though people born at that time will have it perfect people will still rebel against God and follow Satan.
     
  4. placesofrefuge

    placesofrefuge New Member

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    I just want to add a little more. Like Denman said, the new Jewish children born under the promise to Abraham and Sarah that live for the 1000 years under the direct reign of Jesus in Jerusalem, in a perfected earth, and with perfected (Adam and Eve like) bodies that will live the whole 1000 years, and with no devil or demons tempting them, will not only demonstrate the depravity of man, but will basically, at the end of the millennium, go through the test period. Adam and Eve did, all humans ever since have. The great white throne judgment for the damned will finally take place after that, and all of the "terrestrial" or earthly dealings with humans will be finished. You will either be saved by the blood of Jesus, or damned for rejecting him, even if you lived in the dispensation where he lived and reigned right there with you! God could have destroyed Lucifer (his angelic name) as soon as he fell, and he could have destroyed the one third of the angels who chose to fall with him. He didn't have to allow the devil to mess with Job, or any of us. But His ways are above our ways. :scratch: ---placesofrefuge
     
  5. ksasnic

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    Hi Denman,
    I see you put 'Jesus is Lord of ALL' doesn't that go against the 2nd commandment, you shalt have no other Gods but me ??? or do you believe in the trinity ?
    just wondering
    Anyway God Bless
     
  6. 2002 Christian

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    Revelation 20
    1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand.
    2 And he laid hold of the dragon, the serpent of old, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years;
    3 and he threw him into the abyss, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he would not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were completed; after these things he must be released for a short time.

    Do you see any connection?

    Isaiah 24
    21 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall punish the host of the high ones that are on high, and the kings of the earth upon the earth.
    22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.
     
  7. Gator76

    Gator76 Junior Member

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    PlacesOfRefuge, very interesting. Are you saying that ALL people will come back together again during the millenial reign? God could do this, so that all people, no matter where they were from, or what had been their circumstances during this life, would have an opportunity to experience life either with Christ, or in rebellion towards Him after Satan is released. Then is when the true, completely informed decisions are made. Is this what you are saying? I had never thought of that.
     
  8. placesofrefuge

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    :wave: Hi Gater 76! I'm not really "on" this forum anymore, but they notified me and you asked me directly, so want to answer you. The question is answered completely on one of my two prophecy sites, www.homestead.com/PROPHECYCENTER/prophecycenter.html or www.geocities.com/leecin82007/PROPHECY_CENTER.html and I will give brief response here. At the end of great tribulation, God's wrath, day of the Lord, Jacob's trouble, etc, at second coming you will notice in Jude 14, Zech 14:5 and the Book of Revelation that the Raptured saints and the dead in Christ, incl. recent martyrs who did not take the mark of the beast, will come back behind Jesus on white horses and watch Jesus defeat all who turn on him at the Megiddo gathering, and cast the devil (and Antichrist, false prophet) alive into hell. There will also be a Jewish tiny remnant of elect, gathered alive and in terrestrial bodies to reproduce- the Bible indicates they will then be given bodies like Adam and Eve had, so they and their children for the next 1000 years will be the ones who encounter the release of Satan at the end and the children will be put through their test!- but you asked about the ones in celestrial bodies, the ones who won't be repoducing!- there is good speculation that heaven will be brought down to hover over Jerusalem for 1000 years, until the new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem (see the Book of Revelation) are created at the end and that the Raptured and dead in Christ who returned with Jesus can travel back and forth to the mansions or dwelling places Jesus is building for us now (see John 14:1-6) and we know that we won't be separated from Jesus, so even if heaven isn't brought down, I figure we will be able to travel through space. Yes, indications are that we will be with those in natural bodies on earth, too, along with angels. I haven't really researched this whole thing lately, and I am OFF OF Christian forums Prophecy section for the most part- too much arguing, too many preterists, etc.,- but you had an honest question for me. I will probably not answer any more, because anyone who wants to know my stand can find it on my websites. Thanks!!---Places of Refuge
     
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