posted on Mar, 29 2005 @ 11:54 AM
Originally posted by they see ALL
the history channel is great...
anyway, the devil is stuck in hell right???
so he can influence people from hell???
this means that God putting satan in hell did no affect...
he can still tempt us...
Croat: I hadn't realized that until I heard a recent sermon and looked into it myself after Michael Yuseff pointed out that He wasn't tempted until
On the other hand, it is possible He was being tempted the entire 40 days, but just chose to tell the deciples about the attacks at the end.
As for Satan being trapped in hell, this isn't the case. In Job it talks about Satan coming before the Lord, who didn't say, "How did you get in
here", but instead:
Job 2:2 KJV
2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from
walking up and down in it.
Satan is given permission to play in the Earth and in Heaven (though there are some theories I've read where there are multiple levels of Heaven and
Satan is only permitted into the lowest level, but like I said, theories.) God even allows Satan to test people's characters and put them through
times that, from our perspective, aren't really all that great, though God uses them to help us grow. After all, if you're stuck in the same place
with no hardship, you don't really have a need to change at all, and continue to do what you've always been doing. Hardship causes us as humans to
grow and become stronger, more defined and to have more character.