posted on Jan, 9 2013 @ 10:48 PM
reply to post by jimnuggits
Yes God is more powerful than Satan. Satan does what he is told. He does not like it, but has no real free will. Satan is an angel. They have no
choice when God tells them to do something. They are compelled to do it. Left alone they do as they please. They are autonomous in a way. But given an
order from God they must obey. Humans can tell God no. We alone in creation have this ability. We can refuse. We have a choice.
And it is that choice that is the reason God allows Satan to exist. Where there is no option there is no choice. If there were no Satan or evil then
people would be like animals. Animals can not do evil because they do not know what it is. When a lion feeds it is not evil. It is hungry. There is no
malice in an animal. It has no concept of malice.
You need a Satan to highlight the evil. To give it form. There is evil in the world. It exists because good exists. We have a choice. We can choose to
obey God or Satan. The Christian God is self evident. You can know about Him by knowing His creation. Once you learn of Him through His creation then
you find He is the Same person described in the Bible. That leads to salvation. Or one can study evil and learn of it. Evil is best shown to be an
influence that can be ascribed to Satan of the Bible. If Satan is real, then it follows that the Christian God is real. This too leads to salvation.
One cannot have light without dark, hot without cold, nor good without evil. God will remove Satan's influence from Earth soon. That will last for
1,000 years. We will see what we get when good rules instead of evil. Then Satan will be destroyed forever. He knows this. He knows he will lose. He
is not happy about it and will take as many with him as he is able.
God could destroy Satan with a word. Then what? How will anyone know what good is any more?