When created without sin, Satan was named Lucifer. We will use Lucifer in this answer. Ezekiel 28:13-16 (CSB) - “You (Lucifer) were in Eden, the garden of God….You were an anointed guardian cherub, for I had appointed you. You were on the holy mountain [...]
No, but it may be an act of Satan or his demons. Is Satan real? Does he exist? Yes. Satan first disrupted man’s life when he lied by telling Adam and Eve they would not die if they were disobedient. (Genesis 3:4) Ever since, [...]
God can only choose the wisest and best plan for eternity. The principles of right and wrong (good and evil) will always exist. God created the angels and man with the freedom to choose between right and wrong. Angels were made to live in [...]
It can be either or both. When Adam sinned and was cast out of Eden, the Lord told him: “Cursed is the ground because of you,” Genesis 3:11. God had specially prepared the garden for man and man could have had everlasting life. The area outside the garden, [...]
I have a friend that believes that God uses the devil to kill Christians when it's their time to come to heaven. I told her no, God doesn't need to use the devil. Please clarify this for me and give me scriptures to prove it to her. Thank you!
Yes and no. Satan does have power over death. It’s part of his dark empire. (Hebrews 2:14) God permitted the devil to be present in the Garden of Eden. Satan was the deceiver, who tempted Eve and indirectly Adam to sin. Their sin brought [...]
Jesus never focused on the power of Satan and his fallen angels. If this were an important issue, Jesus would certainly have warned us! We know Satan works to oppose us through our fallen flesh; the present, evil world; and maneuvering forces to hurt [...]
The word "angel" in the Bible is translated from the Hebrew word "malawk" in the Old Testament and the Greek word "angelos" in the New. Both words mean "messenger." These messengers could be in the form of human or spiritual beings. For example, both [...]
Yes, it is possible. Satan can cast out Satan by promoting contradictory partial lies. His response to combat the legitimate increase of knowledge is to “transform” himself into an “angel of light.” 2 Corinthians 11:14-15, 3, 1 Corinthians 15:24-26, Matthew 7:22-23. He disguises himself [...]
There are many religions because God is not presently trying to teach the world the truth. Jesus said He was not sent to convert the world. "That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at [...]
Who created the doctrine of hell in which one suffers forever in flames? Was it Satan try to make God sound cruel?
When God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, He gave them a test of obedience in order to develop their characters. Simply put, the test stated that they could eat from all the trees but “from the tree of the knowledge [...]
Some drugs are hallucinogenic. They disrupt the brain's normal, healthy operations and make people see, hear, and smell hallucinations. This is very dangerous. Some people have experienced psychotic breaks due to taking those drugs. Also, since this drugs misrepresent reality, they are distorting God’s [...]
God did not create sin; Lucifer did. The Bible traces the origin of sin back to the Garden of Eden. Genesis 1:26,27 “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion…over all the earth…So God [...]
Did or didn't Satan fall in Genesis1:2 when "the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep"?
The darkness upon the earth in Genesis 1:2 is not referring to evilness. This verse provides a simple, accurate description of the forming of planet earth. In the beginning, the earth’s surface was dark covered with thick clouds. Light could not penetrate the thick [...]
If hell means grave in Hebrew, is Satan in a grave instead of a place where there is everlasting fire?
The word “Hell” (or Hebrew “Sheol”) in the Old Testament Hebrew does mean “Grave” (or destruction). Ecclesiastes 9:10, “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave (Sheol), [...]
Someone wants to rid my home from any evil spirits by saying prayers and burning sage. Is this Biblical?
Yes and No. Praying is always appropriate when you feel evil approaching; however, burning sage to ward off evil spirits is not Biblical. Throughout history, people have created many rituals to banish evil spirits.Yet, none of these rituals were designed nor blessed by God. No scripture [...]
Where did Lucifer get the idea to overthrow God? Did those evil thoughts occur in heaven where everything is perfect?
The prophet Ezekiel tells us that Lucifer was “the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.” (Ezekiel 28:12) Prior to the creation of Adam, we are told “…the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.” [...]
There are two words that are translated “Satan” in the scriptures. In the Old Testament, it has a broader application and not always a personal devil referred to, but someone who was an opponent or adversary. The Old Testament word “Satan”, Strong’s number H7854, [...]
We know that "God is love" (1 John 4:16) and we might think of a loving God as always being open to forgiving a sinner who repents. The case of Satan is of course unique. Satan was created as a beautiful angel, close to [...]
Satan was one of God's angels in heaven. In fact he was an angel of a very high order. We know that unlike God, Satan had a beginning, and he will have an end. In Isaiah 14:12 it reads, "How you have fallen from [...]
God can only choose the wisest and best Plan for eternity. In eternity the principles of right and wrong (good and evil) will always exist. The ability to understand these concepts is part of the human and the angelic natures. God also, created his [...]