I don't quite understand this. Look at this passage here: Mat 18:28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. Mat 18:29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Mat 18:30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. Mat 18:31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done. Mat 18:32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me: Mat 18:33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee? Mat 18:34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him. Mat 18:35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. The tormentors are the demons. There is also another passage in the bible where Paul talks about handing a christian over to Satan for the desruction of the flesh! But why? This sounds as if Satan and his demons are simply dumb servants which do exactly what God wants them to do. Why is this? Shouldn't they do exactly the opposite of what God expects them to do? Let's say God wants to use Satan to destroy the flesh of a person then why doesn't Satan refuse to? Why does Satan carry out God's plan? Is Satan forced to or is he too dumb to realize that by doing this he is doing God's will? Somehow this doesn't make sense. And why do Satan and his demons obey God and follow Jesus' commands in the bible? Why did they not try to resist Jesus? What if Satan is not God's enemy but God's servant? In the garden of Eden for example God punished the snake and not Satan. But why is the snake punished? Was it the snake's fault or what? If Satan used to snake as a host then why is the snake punished for this?