Satan's Being & The Destruction of Evil
God is the Father of all. God has many sons. Not all of God's sons are good. Satan is a son of God. Satan is the evil prince of darkness. Satan is the "father of lies." Satan is the leader of murder, adultery, robbery, and foul rebellion. All the evil in this old world originates in the evil intent of God's evil prince.
It is difficult for human creatures to understand that so terrible a creature as Satan is one of God's sons. Many people on Earth today think God (if He exists at all) could not possibly know anything about evil. God knows everything there is to know about evil. If God did not know all about evil, God would not be God. There is nothing anywhere that can exist apart from the Sovereign authority and supreme power of God Alone. God is God.
Satan is a creature. Satan is a living being created by almighty God. Was Satan created to be the personification of evil? God knows. What is certain now is that Satan is not self-created or any in way self-sustaining. Like all creatures, Satan depends on God for existence and sustenance. In this respect, Satan is no different from human creatures.
The second chapter in the Old Testament Book of Job establishes Satan's standing in the Presence of God. The forty days of bitter temptation this rebel son visited upon "the only begotten [in the flesh of mankind] son of God" is now a famous bit of New Testament history. In the Old Testament days and in the New Testament days, many living Souls have passed through this cosmos of flesh without considering spiritual origin of their own existence or the profound spiritual influences that shape the contours of each ensuing moment that God Alone produces in and through the medium called time.
God is the Father of all. God allows His evil son Satan a certain standing in His Presence. The standing Satan now has in the Presence of God is a position of misery and shame because Satan's standing now begins and ends in the flesh (not the Soul) of mankind. Satan's dominion is a dominion of corruption, decrepitude, decay, and, ultimately, death-and-destruction. Jesus of Nazareth speaks concisely to this point: "And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him." (Luke, chapter 12, verses four and five) The terrified Soul may rest assured that Satan has no power to cast anyone or anything into Hell. That power belongs to God Alone.
On planet Earth now the only possible way for a human creature to survive the otherwise overwhelming flesh-dominance of Satan is to be found in "the way, the truth, and the life" that Sovereign God has seated in His Christ. God made a Christ-manifestation of Himself in the flesh of mankind. Jesus of Nazareth was (and is) God-incarnate. Two sayings of Jesus are important to this point. One saying is recorded as the thirtieth verse in the tenth chapter of John. The other saying can be located as the fifth verse in the fifteenth chapter of John.
To conclude, it may be said with certainty that the convoluted tale of human history is filled with stories of benevolent kings and queens, wise presidents, and other well-loved rulers who have ruled justly in their government over the affairs of mankind. Without exception, the most respected leaders of human history have tolerated the presence of evil men in the halls of their governments. The ultimate example of this tolerance is shown by God in His Christ-manifestation. So too, in His Christ-being, has God shown the end of His tolerance for the evil Satan has done in the otherwise peaceable kingdom of God.
In and through His Christ-manifestation, God has determined to establish His Good Son and destroy His Evil Son. The Sovereignty of God in all things is absolute. The supreme creative power that God Alone possesses is clearly defined in the Book of Isaiah, chapter forty-five, verse seven.
In this old world, the contest of good versus evil has never been anything but a spiritual conflict. People who dare to ignore this plain fact are willingly blind.
This page was created on March 12th 2003.