What has Satan’s hatred of man resulted in?

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by evangelist-7, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. evangelist-7

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    Apr 11, 2012
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    • “For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath,
    because he knows that he has a short time.” (Revelation 12:12)

    You’ve heard about God’s plans for Satan (and the angels who followed him).
    This is the reason why Satan hates God’s elect so much … because they get
    to be with God throughout eternity … while he gets to be in the lake of fire!

    A quick review of Satan’s beginnings …
    • “the seal of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty … You were the
    anointed cherub who covers … You were perfect in your ways from the day
    you were created, till iniquity was found in you … you sinned” (Ezekiel 28:12-16)
    • “For you have said in your heart: ”I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my
    throne above the stars of God … I will be like the Most High.” (Isaiah 14:12-17)

    And a reminder of who Satan is NOW on earth …
    • “the god of this age” (2 Corinthians 4:4)
    • “the ruler of this world” (John 12:31)
    • “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one” (1 John 5:19)
    • “the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9)
    • “there is no truth in him ... he is a liar and the father of it” (John 8:44)
    • “the ruler of the demons” (Matthew 12:24)

    Satan has blinded the eyes of all unregenerated humans …
    • “… those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded,
    who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ,
    who is the image of God, should shine on them.” (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
    But, God gives the free gift of grace-faith (a revelation of truth) to some!

    From here on … when I say Satan, I mean Satan or one (or more) of his demons.

    Satan and man’s free will …
    God created humans to have free will, not wishing to be worshipped by robots.
    Satan can plant thoughts in man’s head (but cannot read his thoughts).
    • If a Christian insists on entertaining a thought from Satan, and ignores
    God’s “still small voice” (the Holy Spirit’s warning), God will NOT force him
    to change his mind, i.e. He will NOT violate the Christian’s free will.
    • If churches insist on entertaining thoughts from Satan, and ignore
    God’s “still small voice” (the Holy Spirit’s warning), God will NOT force them
    to change their minds, i.e. He will NOT violate their free will.

    Satan and non-Christians …
    How successful do you think Satan has been in deceiving the human race?
    How successful has he been in keeping man from God’s plan of salvation?
    If you believe Jesus is the only way, then you believe Satan has had enormous
    triumphs in deceiving people to follow other major religions, cults, and sects.

    Satan and the Christian churches …
    Is deceiving Christians beyond the ability of “the god of this age”?
    No, it is NOT … and this is why there are so many warnings about him in the NT.
    What do you think his #1 priority would be … re: deceiving those in the church?
    It would have to do with reducing the number of people gaining salvation!
    I am aware of 2 major areas in which Satan has triumphed.

    If anyone is interested, we can pursue this further.

  2. preacher4truth

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    One result is his usage of false teachers.
  3. Yeshua1

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    Mar 19, 2012
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    satan already has control over all the sinners that will not be saved by the Grace of God, but we are to still proclaim and preach/teach jesus, and pray that the father will continue to open up eyes blinded by satan!

    his greatest work in the church has been to get in the pulpits and semanaries those who hold to another gospel and Jesus, and he has used stuff like modern charasmatic movement, and battle over the bible as prime seeds to get laven into the Body!

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