Why has God refused to kill Satan?

#61
He did think he could but he failed. ever tried punching beyond your weight? that is what the devil tried. Same reason why e tried to usurp authority from God, he couldn't and never could.
So Satan was simply trying to "punch above his weight" when he was tempting Jesus? Surely you can come up with better excuses than this. Is it possible Satan knew Jesus is not God? Why would Satan offer God all the wealth in the world when he knew very well God created all the wealth in the world?
 

Libra12

Senior Villager
#62
So Satan was simply trying to "punch above his weight" when he was tempting Jesus? Surely you can come up with better excuses than this. Is it possible Satan knew Jesus is not God? Why would Satan offer God all the wealth in the world when he knew very well God created all the wealth in the world?
As i said, Jesus was in the flesh, was He hungry after fasting? Yes. Thus the first temptation. Again, remember Jesus was in the flesh. The second one was about the pride of life. Then the third temptation, the lust of eyes. As long as you're in the flesh, these are three things you will struggle with, food for the stomach, pride and lust. Jesus was in the flesh, satan was just using what works for those in the flesh.
 
#63
As i said, Jesus was in the flesh, was He hungry after fasting? Yes. Thus the first temptation. Again, remember Jesus was in the flesh. The second one was about the pride of life. Then the third temptation, the lust of eyes. As long as you're in the flesh, these are three things you will struggle with, food for the stomach, pride and lust. Jesus was in the flesh, satan was just using what works for those in the flesh.
Yes, Jesus was in the flesh but Jesus remained God, didn't he? So why would Satan think he can tempt God? Satan was with Jesus in heaven so he knew very well who Jesus was but still he insisted on tempting Jesus. How is that possible? Is Satan unimaginably stupid or is it possible Satan knew something Christians don't know?
 
#64
God does not like or tolerate evil-doers. This was made clear in Noah's Great Flood story when evil-doers including even innocent animals were mercilessly exterminated. For those who thought it was a one of thing, the Sodom and Gomorrah annihilation was a swift and brutal reminder that God does not tolerate evil. So why has Satan continued to receive a free pass when he is the father of all evil? @Jimjones @patco bring your excuses on why evil Satan has been allowed to live when evil humans have been promptly decimated.
God created Lucifer and He knows the purpose for this creature. The Bible has timeliness when God will destroy the devil... My understanding is that the Devil serves God's purpose... No matter how you look at it.... I thought that Satan was God's competitor but after reading the Whole Bible I realized that he is not... Because when the time comes he will be destroyed by God at the speed of thought... And then the same Bible shows Satan going to heaven and conversing with God in Job's case... And it's God who permits Satan to oppress Job... Without that permission, Satan would have not done it...
 
#66
So punishing humans does not violate the laws of grace or mercy but punishing Satan violates the said laws?
Satan and his demons have accepted their fate in hell, but Satan is jealous of human beings because they have an opportunity for repentance and returning back to God’s good graces. The Bible says he is an “accuser of brethren” , as for Satan and his fallen angels, there is no repentance. Sometimes people ask why will non-Jesus believers be in hell. Even if God wants to save everyone regardless of their beliefs, the devil is not gonna allow him to do it because he’s jealous of mankind. The Bible says heaven and earth will pass away but my Word (my law) shall never pass away. That’s the standard God decided to set for Himself, because a God without exacting Laws and strict standards cannot be perfect by definition. Satan also puts God to task about Him sticking to His laws.
 

MojaOne

Senior Villager
#67
Predestination happens to be one of my favorite topics. My thoughts, Satan is still answerable to God. Yes he did rebel and was condemned however he still answers to God. If you answer to someone, or in your words, "report" to someone, are you that person's equal?
Who said they are equals? What does equals even mean in this context?
 

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