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Originally posted by mysticalzoe
reply to post by Topsy_Cret
Satan or Lucifer was kicked out of heaven because he grew an ego, he wanted to be God and God was angry and said you cannot become me you have to worship me. Lucifer then got kicked out of heaven because of it and his followers went down with him, thus he became Satan. Satan is the Prince and Power of the Air, he is the Morning Star, he is free to roam the Earth or the Air, until Judgement Day. Then he will be bound down in hell only to be released again, after the reign of the next prophet.
REVELATION 20:10 - And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
Originally posted by Topsy_Cret
~ Thoughts and explanations are welcomed. I am not an expert by any means when it comes to religion, I simply wish to make an attempt to understand. As you will probably tell from this post, this subject really really confuses me. ~
It is my understanding that Satan's ultimate goal is to lead people away from God and to lead them to fallacies which God opposes. This is because God kicked him out because he would not bow to God as all other angels did, and fought to rule heaven himself.
So Satan goes to hell, is this to rule or be punished?
Hell is supposed to be the place that Satan temps people to do bad things and takes their souls, right? So why would God kick Satan out of heaven because he will not bow down to God only to give Satan a place to rule?
Was Satan sent to hell to burn as all other sinners. If so, then why is Satan referred to be the ruler of hell? How can you rule a place your sent to be punished at? Also, why would Satan punish those who turn away from God as he did? You would think that he would award those who turn away from God not punish.
What the situation sounds like to me is that God gave Satan a place to rule for compromise. Maybe the war between the 2 was not going aswell as God planned or whatever. I say this because I think if the ALMIGHTY GOD wanted something gone he would simply un-create it (for lack of a better words)
Iam sorry but your assumption of the events are wrong, and this is where a lot of bad press comes from. You state "kicked him out because he would not bow to God as all other" You are wrong Satan/Lucef/et al loved God,, always did, always will,, it was because they would not bow down too a piece of God's work called MAN.
See the difference.
So you can see where the confusion begin's. Of course looking at the shape of the world today with nobody but MAN and WOMAN too blame,, well maybe they had a point.