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Old 11-09-2009, 06:07 PM
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Default Why doesn't God destroy Satan?

Why did God kill/order the killings of people who have done wrong to Him (Canaanites, Egyptians, Sodom and Gomorrah, pre flood civilizations, etc) and not kill the source of the evil, thus preventing the wrongdoers from doing those things that were bad?

In other words, instead of killing humans that were deceived by Satan, why didn't God just kill Satan?

Is God protecting Satan? If so, why?

Is God using Satan as a pawn in His elaborate, divine plan? If so, where does Satan's free will come in?

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Old 11-09-2009, 06:14 PM
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Welcome to RF, lostsurf911. My thoughts are because Satan is not real. You will hear that and so many other opinions here. Just be sure to keep an open mind and remember there are many different faiths among our members!
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:05 PM
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I think it could be that "God" is not as powerful or "All Being" as his followers wish him to be or that he wish for his followers to being he is.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:12 PM
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Why did God kill/order the killings of people who have done wrong to Him (Canaanites, Egyptians, Sodom and Gomorrah, pre flood civilizations, etc) and not kill the source of the evil, thus preventing the wrongdoers from doing those things that were bad?

In other words, instead of killing humans that were deceived by Satan, why didn't God just kill Satan?
Because Satan doesn't deceive us, he just gives us someone to blame when we deceive ourselves.

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Is God protecting Satan? If so, why?
What would Satan need to be protected from?

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Is God using Satan as a pawn in His elaborate, divine plan? If so, where does Satan's free will come in?

Thoughts?
To answer the title of this thread, I don't think Satan is God's enemy. At most he's His sparing partner. And really, I wouldn't even go that far; it's more like Satan is our sparing partner. God's just the referee.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:45 PM
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Why did God kill/order the killings of people who have done wrong to Him (Canaanites, Egyptians, Sodom and Gomorrah, pre flood civilizations, etc) and not kill the source of the evil, thus preventing the wrongdoers from doing those things that were bad?

In other words, instead of killing humans that were deceived by Satan, why didn't God just kill Satan?
Why would he kill something/someone who is in his service.

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Is God protecting Satan? If so, why?
No. He doesn't need to.

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Is God using Satan as a pawn in His elaborate, divine plan? If so, where does Satan's free will come in?
Satan/devil/Lucifer is just like any other angel. He works for God, and perform what God allow him to do.
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Old 11-09-2009, 07:53 PM
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Satan/devil/Lucifer is just like any other angel. He works for God, and perform what God allow him to do.
But he's not like any other angel. He was God's most beloved angels. Then he rebelled so God put Satan in Hell. Now, why would Satan, who rebelled against God and hated God, still work for Him? Sure, Satan doesn't have God's power and authority to do whatever he wants, but he still operates on free will.

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Old 11-09-2009, 07:55 PM
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But he's not like any other angel. He was God's most beloved angels. Then he rebelled so God put Satan in Hell. Now, why would Satan, who rebelled against God and hated God, still work for Him? Sure, Satan doesn't have God's power and authority to do whatever he wants, but he still operates on free will.
Where is this in the Bible?
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Somewhere in the back.
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Somewhere in the back.
I don't think it is, actually.
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Old 11-09-2009, 08:02 PM
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But he's not like any other angel. He was God's most beloved angels. Then he rebelled so God put Satan in Hell. Now, why would Satan, who rebelled against God and hated God, still work for Him? Sure, Satan doesn't have God's power and authority to do whatever he wants, but he still operates on free will.
But in Job Satan had to go to God before he was allowed to tempt Job. the current view of satan/devil/Lucifer is a mix of the ancient jewish devil, the Zoroastrian Angra Mainyu and many of the european pagan Gods.
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