There are christians, but I don't even know if these people really can be called christians, which believe that Satan and God are either the same or that Satan serves God and only does what God wants. But this would mean that Satan isn't even a bad guy but rather has this scapegoat image. I think this is totally twisted. If God used Satan to carry out what he wants to do then this would be like using Satan as a scapegoat and this way God can still be "only good" while he uses Satan at the same time to camouflage his other deeds which wouldn't fit to his image. This would be totally sick. This would mean that God is playing with us and making us believe that he's good and Satan is bad while he's responsible for what Satan does. But on the other hand I also don't understand why does Satan do exactly what God wants him to do? The holy spirit led Jesus into the desert. Why? Did God want Jesus to be tested by Satan? If so, why does Satan do whatever God expects him to do? Why did he not simply not test Jesus knowing that this is the exact opposite of what God expects him to do? Doesn't this make Satan look totally dumb? Is he really so dumb? Or when Paul says some christians were given over to Satan then this seems as if Satan is cooperating with God and carrying out his will because God wants these christians to be punished and then Satan carries out exactly what God wants. Why does Satan not simply do the opposite?