If God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, then what is satan?

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  1. Tracy K. profile image69
    Tracy K.posted 6 years ago

    If God is omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent, then what is satan?

  2. profile image0
    SirDentposted 6 years ago

    Satan is the adversary to God.  God is good, Satan is evil.  God loves, Satan hates.  God gives life, Satan takes life.

    1. Tracy K. profile image69
      Tracy K.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yeah! That's it in a nutshell! Satan is the very opposite of God.

    2. Darrell Roberts profile image76
      Darrell Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      How do you have opposites if one is all powerful and the other is not, one has to allow the other to exist.

  3. carriethomson profile image51
    carriethomsonposted 6 years ago

    yes sirdent is absolutely right.............God and Satan both are opposite to each other GOD is life and satan is death........

    1. Tracy K. profile image69
      Tracy K.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      .....and I choose LIFE!

  4. Cassie Smith profile image67
    Cassie Smithposted 6 years ago

    Satan is a fallen angel. His job, according to the Bible, seemed to be to tempt people away from God as some sort of test.

    1. Tracy K. profile image69
      Tracy K.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes he is "the great deceiver"!

  5. mikoas profile image60
    mikoasposted 6 years ago

    Satan is NOT omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent. He is murderer, the father of all liars, a thief and the father of all evils acts. He remain the greatest enemy of GOD, and the greatest deceiver of all men. those follow him are blind and they can only end up where he (Satan) will end (eternal punishment) called Hell Fire. He has rob millions of people destiny and leads them to condemnation. Be wise!

    1. Tracy K. profile image69
      Tracy K.posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      AMEN!!!!

    2. Darrell Roberts profile image76
      Darrell Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      At what point in time do people take responsibility for their own actions and quit using the devil or Satan as a scapegoat? If I do wrong, I do wong I do not blame anyone for what I did.  Even though it would be easier.

  6. Electro-Denizen profile image82
    Electro-Denizenposted 6 years ago

    These concepts are projected personifications of certain energies that make up the sum totality of all creation. Perhaps these are only of limited value in the long run? Another approach would be to think of the forces that grind away at us - good v. evil, God v. Satan, etc - as polarities that are necessary for the progression of souls, in the grander and wider scheme of things. And whether we like it or not, we're being polished in the miller's grinding stone of life and creation.

  7. Disappearinghead profile image76
    Disappearingheadposted 6 years ago

    The Christian Satan is an invented god, and so far removed from the Jewish concept as to be totally unrecognisable. It's origins are in Zoroastrianism and found its way into Israel's superstitions after the exile.

    In Judaism satan simply means adversary and is applied to men or angels that God commissions to frustrate the plans of men. In Numbers 22:22, the Angel of the Lord that stands in Balaams path is a satan in the Hebrew text.

    The idea of fallen angels is not found in the Hebrew scriptures, and angels have no free will of their own.

    So no, there simply is no fallen angel as an arch fiend of God.

    1. Darrell Roberts profile image76
      Darrell Robertsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      If Angels have no free will of their own and Lucifer was an Angel how was it possible for Lucifer to rebel?

    2. Disappearinghead profile image76
      Disappearingheadposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Lucifer is not Satan but is Latin for the Hebrew 'light bearer' which was applied to a Canaanite deity. Isaiah 14 is talking about the King of Babylon in this chapter and he likens him to this mythicl deity as both had a sudden and unexpected demise.

  8. Darrell Roberts profile image76
    Darrell Robertsposted 6 years ago

    You ask the question that I have been grappling with for years.  Before I answer that question what I was thinking is if God is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent, how could we have a free will?

    Now to your question, I think Satan works for God and follows orders like the rest of God's servants. The story of Job in the Bible makes me think this way.  God could destroy Satan at any point in time. Instead God lets Satan bother Job to test Job.  God could make the whole world beautiful and peaceful by God's will if the theory is true God is all powerful. 

    I found another story in the Vaisnava (close to Hinduism) tradition where seemingly demonic beings were terrorizing the earth, but in actuality they were the guards for the supreme lord fulfilling God's wishes.

    In the end the conclusion is God does as God please and we just have to accept that.

    Best wishes.

  9. Piper Bennett profile image60
    Piper Bennettposted 6 years ago

    While God is all-present and all-powerful, Satan is sin. Even though Satan exists, God is still the god of this world, and the next. Even though Satan still has power, God is more powerful. Therefore, he is the omnipresent and omnipotent One.

 
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