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Q:

If God created everything, does that mean He also created the devil? Why did He do that? Or does the devil actually exist? Maybe the idea of an evil supernatural being is just something we dreamed up to explain all the evil in the world.


A:

No, the devil isn’t just an idea that people dreamed up to explain why there’s evil in the world. The devil is real, and ultimately he is behind all the sin and evil of this world.

What is the devil? The Bible says he is a very powerful and evil spiritual force — far more powerful than any human power or authority. The Bible says he is our adversary or opponent, and his all-consuming goal is to block God’s work and take over as the ruler of the universe (and of our lives). The Bible says, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8).

Although the Bible doesn’t answer all our questions about Satan, it indicates that originally he was an archangel created by God to serve Him. But he led a rebellion against God and tried to put himself in God’s place. Since that time, he has been in constant conflict with God, and that spiritual battle will continue until the end of the present age. Then Satan will be defeated, never to bother us again.

The real question, however, is this: Whom are you serving? Are you serving the devil (even if you don’t see it that way) — or are you serving God? Don’t be on the losing side, but turn your life over to Jesus Christ and make it your goal to live for Him every day.

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3 Comments

  1. JOSEPH says:

    The most interesting verse that make my life believe that God is loving God when I read John 3vs16 I realy believe that I'm serving the Living God

  2. Chad says:

    God didn't create Satan,but God did create everything in the beginning genesis 1:1 even the angels of heaven lucifer was the most beautiful angel God Created but his heart filled with PRIDE .And became the devil and God kicked him out of.Heaven …read Isaiah chapter 14 …… God bless In Jesus name Amen

  3. Andranikyan says:

    The Lord already won against satan. He said don't Be afraid. He gave to us an amazing power of Evangelism through our Greatest Preacher of the century Billy Graham who has lightened hearts and souls chosen by God for Salvation! And now we have that Power of Divine Love which can fight against satan each time when evil attacs. Now we are the generation of New Life through the suffering blood of Jesus! Today we are a new generation of EVANGELISM!