Really evil people, by contrast, are out to abolish existence as such in their eyes, being as such is bad but you cannot abolish being as such, which is another reason why the evil are in such a. Since satan imitates and falsifies god’s character and kingdom characteristics, it is most likely that there is both an authoritative functional hierarchy for holy angels who worship god and a parallel counterfeit hierarchy for evil angels who give their allegiance to satan. Perhaps the real question is not why does god allow for physical evil, but why did god create us in a material world our sinful world is the unfortunate result of human choice not even satan. Is the devil / satan a person or a force / personification of evil question: is the devil / satan a person or a force / personification of evil answer: although he has persuaded many people that he doesn't exist, satan very definitely is a real, personal being, the source of all unbelief and of every kind of moral and spiritual evil in the. In god at war and satan and the problem of evil, i argue that we can plausibly insert them between verses 1 and 2 of genesis 1 (this is known as “the gap theory,” since it posits a gap between these two verses) god created all that exists (vs 1) but we find it to be “formless and void” in verse 2.
Satan may not tell them to kill but he is corrupting, putting earthly gains before people, myself am a communist (humanist) by ideology because capitalism is an evil form of greed in putting material item before people in importance. Some people believe that we should not abandon the concept of evil because only the concept of evil can capture the moral significance of acts, characters, and events such as sadistic torture, serial killers, hitler, and the holocaust. Some people conclude that the devil is just a pretend being who symbolizes evil but does not really exist they view satan as a myth, legend, or figment of the imagination others make a joke of such a being or consider him to be a basically harmless old guy who just has some obnoxious characteristics.
It does not depend on satan, an implement used by god, but rather, it depends on humans and the choices they make we propose to return to the early biblical satan because it leads, in our opinion, to a better ethical framework from which to operate in the bringing about of justice and redemption. The bible says that satan is a beautiful and powerful fallen angel, who would like to do nothing more than to lead people into rebellion against god although satan is destined for the lake of fire, biblical prophecy indicates that he will deceive entire nations and kingdoms before he is relegated to eternal damnation. Why people blame god we think we're better off not being responsible but, if we give the lion's share of the responsibility to god and others, we count ourselves out of the world we see, for all practical purposes we deny or underestimate our role in the creation of that world so, once we get the why -- that is, the responsibility. Thus, in pop culture, satan personifies notions of evil held by people who typically do not actually believe in satan the satan of hardcore christianity is much more subtle and clever, much more the sort of entity that all satanists can admire. Throughout the history of satan, evil has been his identity because he is directly opposite god’s character god’s holy standard found in the bible exposes evil if not relying on its truth, we can easily error.
Satan is blamed for everything evil and while there is a certain sense in which that is true, it fails to take into consideration all the other issues like our own personal responsibilities for our own actions. According to christianity, satan is the epitome and embodiment of all evil things, described as the father of all lies in the catholic church's catechism (paragraph 391) it is his works that tempt humans into doing bad deeds. Over the many centuries of human endeavor, theologians and philosophers have puzzled over the origin of evilwithout appropriate knowledge, the very fact of the existence of evil causes doubt about the existence of god. Chapter 35 - who is responsible for evil according to paul view/download pdf romans as we travel through the apostolic testimony, it is notable that the references to satan, devil, demons, evil spirits, unclean spirit, and familiar spirit are significantly reduced from the number of references we have discussed in the gospels. God could have created human so that human is not capable of thinking and doing bad not giving human the capability to think and do bad is not a restriction on human's free-will yet god not only chose to create human who is capable of doing evil but also gave him the free-will to choose to do evil.
In an academic environment where human nature is consistently described as a product of social conditioning, dr zacharias and os guinness seek to counter this notion from a theological and a. Evil in stark contrast to good, shows god’s mercy to whom he chooses to provide salvation god uses evil and demons for his divine purposes (1 samuel 16:15-16) satan fears god’s predestined plan: salvation, new heaven, and new earth for his chosen people who are made holy, perfectly moral, and volitionally loving. What is satan missing is love, and he is not responsible for all the evil that happens in the world anyways even if god had destroyed satan, man himself would have come up with ways to do some evil so as such, man is also the greatest foe for himself that he could ever face.
In your explanation of satan and other fallen angels you attributed the creation of evil to g-d thus making him responsible for evil there are at least 87 references to g-d’s holiness in leviticus alone. I don't know why people worship satan but, as you know, its the devil and, people who believe in satan, that's there choice to suffer and not get the guidence or help from heavenly father as long as the devil is with these people, more power to him. Natural evil is due to the free actions of nonhuman persons there is a balance of good over evil with respect to the actions of these nonhuman persons and it was not within the power of god to create a world that contains a more favorable balance of good over evil with respect to the actions of nonhuman persons it contains. First satan tricked people into trying to gain knowledge, how diabolical satan gave jobe some boils, but only because god was playing a game with satan this may be malicious but not evil.
Introduction satanology or the doctrine of satan is properly a part of angelology since satan is a fallen angel it is that part that deals specifically with the ruler of the fallen angels or demons (matt 25:42 rev 12:7-9) the study of the rest of his hideous kingdom, the fallen angels or demons, is sometimes called demonology the career of satan, which extends from the dateless past. But there's another reason why evils like auschwitz happen -- and that is the evil within the human heart jesus said, for out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, slander (matthew 15:19. Satan is ultimately responsible for all of the evil that is in this world, not god ii people don’t want to be responsible for the creation of their own problems.