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Why Satan is still alive?


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Initial post: Sep 18, 2012 7:44:23 PM PDT
Bill McLean says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 6:34:22 PM PDT
Anne Rice says:
There is no Satan in the book of genesis. Only a talking snake.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 8:17:30 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Sep 20, 2012 10:56:00 PM PDT
Jon Coleman says:
William,

I don't think Satan is kept alive and we live here to clear God's name. God is allowing things to run their course because otherwise we (and by we I mean every created being) would not know if Satan was right or not. We would not follow God out of love but out of fear of being destroyed if we step out of line. We wouldn't know what evil comes from doing things our own way (or more accurately in a way contrary to God's). The view of what sin has caused and the view of what God did to save humanity will vindicate His character but that's not the main reason He does it. Allowing us to see what sin causes, and how much God loves us, is to bring us back to Him for our own good. Sort of like if you have a son that refuses to study for a test no matter how you explain it to him that he should. Eventually you let him see what lack of studying does. You don't to vindicate yourself. You do so in the hopes he will learn from that.

Secondly, and I think people miss this point a lot (including Christians), there are no innocent people. People aren't lost because they don't follow Jesus. They are lost because of their sin. God cannot allow sin to continue indefinitely. It is contrary to His character. Therefore sin must be dealt with. Jesus offers forgiveness for your sins. So it's not that refusing to follow Jesus sends a person to hell, their choices have made hell their default position (though in my opinion hell is the place where life ends, sheol, the grave). Jesus offers a life line out of that destination. But you must take it.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2012 8:11:41 AM PDT
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Anne, Actually, that talking snake is satan. (Revelation 12:9, "The ancient serpent, who is called the devil and satan, the deceiver of the whole world"). Peace always in the Most Precious Blood of Jesus our Great God and Saviour

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2012 9:27:10 AM PDT
The serpent (snake as you say) was the devil in desguise and he is everywhere today seeking whom he may devouer.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2012 1:24:19 PM PDT
Observation: For Jon Coleman and Sandra Siever
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Sandra Siever says:
The serpent (snake as you say) was the devil in disguise and he is everywhere today seeking whom he may devour.
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San Diego comment:

Both of you are correct in your above two posts.

Suggest if you have the time you will find more information of use on the subject (and other pertinent) in the "Prometheus Lass Conversations with San Diego" Amazon Christianity conversation thread.

Simply type into the right hand search box a word in question and see if the subject is dealt with somewhere in the roughly 700 posts.

If not then you can leave a note for me (that is the only conversation thread I follow) and we can develop in greater detail for the book that is being drawn from the thread.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 2:12:44 PM PDT
Scott says:
The serpent was NOT the devil. He was simply the tool of the devil. The devil was the supernatural invisible power who was working in conjunction with the serpent. God differentiates between the two when he curses the serpent who then becomes a snake and then He predicts the downfall of the devil through the future triumph of Christ. Two different beings. Judas betrayed Christ with the help of Satan but they were not the same person.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 25, 2012 7:44:43 PM PDT
he is still on death row
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