Why does not God take away Satan's powers?

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 [...]

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 [...]

Can Satan drive out Satan?

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 [...]

Why are there so many different religions?

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 [...]

Is taking drugs a form of Satanic worship?

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 [...]

Why did God create sin, if He is the creator?

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 [...]

Who is Satan?

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, [...]

What is the origin of Satan?

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 [...]