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Why Didn't God Destroy Satan?

Discussion in 'Bible Study' started by Blackie, Aug 28, 2007.

  1. Why Didn't God Destroy Satan?

    This question was posted to me by a colleague.
    The only answer I could come up with is as follows:
    Satan is a Spirit. He was an angel and was created by God as a spirit. A spirirt cannot be destroyed. It is like energy. Energy can never be destroyed. That is why God never destroyed Satan, because a spirit cannot be destroyed. That is the reason why Satan will be bound after he is defeated and he will not be destroyed.
    I would like to get your input in this.
     
  2. I think after satan is bound 1000 years he will be destroyed?
    Without evil we would not have freewill.
    There would be no choices to make!

     
  3. God made the rules. If He decided that spirits can be destroyed, then they can be destroyed. My assumption, which may be completely incorrect, is that just like us, He created Lucifer, and still loves him, just like we may love our children that do bad things.
     
  4. Please study Revelation 19 (KJV) and Revelation 20 (KJV).

    In Revelation 19 we are shown what is prophesyed for the future and what is in store for Satan ( referenced in Revelation 19 as 'the beast' [antichrist]).

    Satan and his band of fallen ones have already been judged to the Lake of Fire. Also refer to Revelation 20 (KJV) and specifically Revelation 20:10 (KJV) as to who goes into the Lake of Fire and in what order, after Satan and his fallen ones.

    A very good study in Satan and his fate can be found here:

    http://www.biblestudygames.com/biblestudies/rebellionofsatan.htm
     
  5. jesus says only God can destroy a spirit.so don,t be affraid.
     
  6. unluckily for us we were born to sin.we don,t need sin in our lives,luckily for us God blessed us with his son,to save us.the rebeling angels know there fate ,and the suffering our generations have had to endure will condemn them.at the end they will try to justify themselves to a spoilt generation,and jesus warns come away from them my children.:jesus-sign:
     
  7. Thanks to all
     
  8. Excellent Posts! Thank you all!;)
     
  9. Please allow a newbie to join the discussion. It is a frequently raised question, more by unbelievers as a challenge to God than by believers.

    I am not sure if an unbeliever can be satisfied with any answer we may give. But to a believer we can say this (a partial answer).

    Lord gave us a parable of weed growing with wheat. A servant asked the master if he should remove the weeds. The master said to let both weed and wheat grow. This parable clearly teaches that having weeds around me does not prevent my growth. If I said it did, I was only deceiving myself.

    Any worker in Father's field knows Satan's opposition. Many times our efforts are stifled by Satan cunningly stealing the minds of new believers (our harvest). But again, if the worker is truly called to the work, his determination will become only more resolute by Satan's work. In the Lord, I know I will come out ahead of Satan's opposition.

    Rupert
     
  10. Correct.

    It took me a long time to believe that God could/would destroy spirit beings (foul spirits). That was because I assumed that spirit=immortal.

    Then I read Ezekiel 28:14-19 and believed it.

    It speaks about the end of Satan.
    14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. 15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. 16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee. 18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. 19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

    In summary, the lake of fire means total annihilation.
     
  11. 1 John 4:4
    You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.


    Rupert.... Your post says this and we do not have anything to fear as the Lord who is our strength has already defeated satan and all his angels. So put on the full armour of God cause He is our victory.

     
  12. God does not destroy Satan for similar reasons that God does not destroy wicked people today. They serve His purpose.

    If we Christians can learn to get along with the unconverted and wicked people of today, imagine how well we will all get along in the Kingdom.

    By that time, Satan and the wicked will have served their purpose - and will be toast.
     
  13. satan has children ,just like God has children.the route we take is free will,the world or good.:)
     
  14. personally i think God is showing us in his own way what a chicken satan is,this is why it,s taking so long ,satan needs time.:dance:
     
  15. :amen: Violet.

    Heaven = no more evil.

    No more evil = no more freewill.

    No more freewill = no more choices.

    No more choices = no more confusion.

    No more confusion = no more misunderstandings.

    No more misunderstandings = no more conflict.

    No more conflict = no more war.

    No more war = PEACE forevermore.
    :israel:
     
  16. As a friend explained to me, and I agree . . .

     

  17. I like that InHisLove. OUr eternal reward. OUr hope is in eternal things and not the struggles on this earth. Praise and honour to Him, our hope of Glory.
     
  18. Thanks Dusty, and I agree! :israel:
     

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