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What does the Bible mean when it says that the devil believes in God? Isn't that what we're supposed to do before we can go to heaven? But the devil's not going to heaven, is he?


No, I can assure you that the devil is not going to heaven, nor are his followers. Jesus said that at the final judgment God will say, “Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41).

It is true that the devil “believes” in God–that is, he believes God exists. But this is a far cry from the kind of faith we are called to have. To truly believe in God means to trust Him–in other words, we not only believe He exists, but we actually commit our lives to Him and trust Him to save us through Jesus Christ.

Yes, the devil believes God exists–in fact, he has no doubts about it. But he doesn’t trust God to save him; instead, he has set himself up in opposition to God and wants nothing to do with him. He also knows that some day the final battle will be fought and that God alone will be victorious. That is why the Bible says, “Even the demons believe that–and shudder” (James 2:19). Satan will not win!

The Bible says, “without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him” (Hebrews 11:6). Don’t be content with a shallow belief, but by faith commit your life to Christ and trust Him alone for your salvation.

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  1. Sunday Godwill says:

    Am very happy to discover your website. I like to receive Bible messages from you. thanks.

  2. Rosie says:

    Thanks for explaining James. 2- 19 abouts the devils. Are the devils and demons the same?

  3. guafdalupe sancgez says:

    I have faith in my lord that he shall save his only kingdom. His children are his that follow and have faith in god in jesus name. amen amen

  4. Crystal zup says:

    Yes God will win but what will happen to all of Gods followers?

  5. Leonard Crites says:

    God the father an Jesus are one with the Holy Spirit the word came down as flesh the trinity Jesus is are salvatoin

  6. ronilo aglugub says:

    though the devil has faith, he has no love, other versions of faith is believe, therefore faith cannot save you without love because God is Love

  7. pastor Gideon Otoo says:

    May God bless you,for this wonderful explanation.Let the Lord arise,and His ………

  8. James Kgophedi says:

    What will devil do to a creating of GOD that

  9. Kathy De Boer says:

    James 2:14-26

    Faith Without Works Is Dead

    1. Lambert says:

      Good works is a manifestation/evidence of saving faith. Faith comes first then works. Sola fide.

  10. Brenda Dean says:

    I have watched Billy Graham Crusades with my family since I was a child. The entire family always enjoyed Rev Graham and his lovely wife Ruth many years. May God bless you always.