Satan is a defected angel. There was a movie about this where Satan challenged God. And, God won. He would not be challenged. Thank you for saving our souls and world. And, thank you Jesus for dieing for us on the cross.
Invite him in your heart and he will give you inner peace. He knows your challenges, however, if you believe in your family or someone close to you. He is like them.
i can entertain this notion! somedays i've felt God, and somedays i've felt Satan. some people say u look how you feel. so if i look in the mirror everyday, (and can actually see my own reflection), i say yes. does this somewhat answer your question?
Satan is a temptation - Revolt Against Authority- in this case The Supreme Most God, The Creator and The Sustainer.
By giving the power of thinking and the authority to decide and act on his/her decision, God created temptation along side providing the human beings with a list of Good and Bad things that we can think of and decide to do.
The supreme God also made it very clear, through revelations through His Appointed Governors on Earth, that "I (THE GOD)although have created you- The Most Perfect Creature amongst all My creations on Earth and anywhere else. If you be good to yourself and your fellow beings and worship Me (meaning- Accept my Power and Authority), you will be rewarded when you return back to me for a permanent life to live, but if you choose to do bad things and live with Satan's Temptations, be prepared to be punished for your bad deeds" !!
Even with all the modern monitoring equipment, we have on this earth, all our bad acts cannot be caught and recorded, for earthly governments and law makers, to convict us on all the crimes. Some get convicted on crimes if caught, but there are lot more criminals who could not be caught by law and died as clean human beings. This does not seem right ???
So God took responsibility of planting His own hidden FBI (Equivalent)agents in us and on us, who do not miss even a neno second of our activity. This zipped Folder/Files of our entire life scan is played and reviewed by The Righteous Judge - The Supreme God, after our death, when God Has already prepared the Judgement for us when we appear before HIM on the Day of Judgement.
So it is not an Egoistic Act God is playing, but it is The Judiciary and efficiency of Management, of His Corporation, once He had us incorporated as the most intelligent creatures of His Creation.
God is The Mightiest of all, Most Forgiving and Loving to His Creation. He has the exclusive power to do any thing He wishes to do, even to Pardon our sins and bad deeds
satan and god are partners...god seems to allow satan do all sorts of things and worst of all , god punishes mortal humans for what satan does to them instead of taking satan head on!!!!!!!!!!...may be god can't take satan headon since satan gives god something to do and that is judging...god loves to judge...that is his only recreation activity and without satan judging would be boring...
i am fine being ignorant than being enlightened one...
btw compare my statement with yours "The supreme God also made it very clear, through revelations through His Appointed Governors on Earth, that "I (THE GOD)although have created you- The Most Perfect Creature amongst all My creations on Earth and anywhere else. If you be good to yourself and your fellow beings and worship Me (meaning- Accept my Power and Authority), you will be rewarded when you return back to me for a permanent life to live, but if you choose to do bad things and live with Satan's Temptations, be prepared to be punished for your bad deeds"
now consider what i said..both would seem to merge...god had nothing to do unless there is satan...god becomes jobless without it...he cannot judge which seems to be his favorite recreation activity or may be primary...so it is need of god to create satan and in that way both are partners..
Well, if you want to look as God as an all supreme force, or entity, then you would have to look at all things being of God. In that case Satan would be of God as well, and all of this could be a metaphor for: We are of God when we are living through love. We are of Satan when we are living through fear.
Both being the opposite sides of the same coin, which is being of one thing.
Just curious ? don't intend to be argumentative but, What does omnipresent mean, if it doesn't mean that he is in everything? It seems like an almost invisible line of distinction between him being of everything and everything being of him?
It simply means He can be anywhere He wants to at anytime, simultaneously even, if He so desires. Just because He can do that, doesn't mean He's a part of everything. If you make (create) a piece of pottery, does that mean you're a part of that pottery?
These posts get stranger by the day. Let's review:
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