This is Dr. Ty, and welcome to episode seven of the Simple Christians podcast.
Why doesn’t God kill Satan? I saw that question in a Facebook group recently. And it made me wonder. Well, why didn’t he kill Hitler? Or Attila the Hun? Why didn’t he kill the people that started the Salem witch trials? Or the people responsible for the Spanish Inquisition?
And the Spanish Inquisition was actually done it in the name of God, but it was definitely not of God. Why doesn’t God kill Satan? It made me ask, well, why didn’t he kill me after all the things I did that were against him.
And maybe you’re a better Christian than I am. And you really haven’t done anything against him. Have you ever thought bad thoughts about somebody else? So when’s the last time that you broke one of the 10 commandments? I’m not talking “Thou shalt not murder.” But how about don’t lie?
Jesus said in
Matthew 5:21, 22, “you’ve heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not murder, and whoever murders will be liable to judgment. But I say to you that everyone who’s angry with his brother will be liable to judgment. Whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council. And whoever says, ‘you fool’ will be liable to the Hell of fire.”
I can’t remember how many times I’ve at least thought about telling someone that they’re a fool or an idiot. I’m very glad that God didn’t kill me any one of the times that I thought that.
Matthew 5:28, But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
That’s a lie. If I saw it, I was obviously here. And you might think, well, that’s just a little white lie. Or that’s not much of a lie. Well, the Bible doesn’t say “Thou shalt not tell terrible lies.” Don’t lie at all.
And if we’re to judge Satan on what he’s doing in the world, we also have to look at Matthew 7:1-6: Don’t judge other people, or we’re going to be judged. And we’re all already gonna be judged when we hit Heaven, even Christians will be judged for the things that we’ve done. But we do have Jesus as our covering to take care of that.
But it still says, don’t judge or you’ll be judged. And I believe that that includes Satan. Satan used to be called the morning star of God, he used to be God’s right hand before. And that was, of course, before he fell.
After he fell, Jesus became God’s right hand into the title of the Morning Star. But Satan used to be the right hand of God. And he fell because he was jealous of God’s love for us. At least, that’s what I understand.
You look at someone through social media eyes and this seems so easy. It just seems like their life is better than yours. And why is that?
Well, that is jealousy. And jealousy is not of God or of Jesus. And that’s something that comes from the heart. When things like that happen, what we need to do is ask for God’s forgiveness. We need to pray to God to give us a heart that is happy for other people for what they have. And I\a heart to ask God for forgiveness for what we’ve done and to have God’s peace come down on us, so that we can be happy with what we have.
He was stoned to the point where they thought he was dead then they threw him out of the town. His disciples are standing around him, he’s dead, and they’re siting there trying to figure out what they’re going to do next when Paul gets up, brushes himself off and walks back into the town.
That’s pretty brave. But Paul suffered quite a lot for Jesus, and especially in America what do we suffer for Jesus? The worst we’re getting lately is sometimes our posts aren’t being shown on Facebook, then we call that suffering.
So, as Christians in America, we really don’t have to worry about suffering much for God, which might be even part of the reason why Satan is here. God may allow Satan to be alive still so that he can help God separate the wheat from the chaff that’s in the Bible. That God separates the wheat, the good seed from the bad seed, the good seed from the junk.
And not every person that calls himself a Christian is going to go to Heaven. It’s unfortunate, but it’s true. And maybe God’s allowing Satan to do things for that. Remember, Satan is a creation of God just like we are. He’s redeemable just like we are. He has emotions just like we do. There’s not much difference between Satan and us. He has powers that we don’t have. But he still feels jealousy, he feels anger. So maybe God, in some respects is waiting for him to be redeemed. But the Bible tells us that Satan will be thrown into the pits of Hell. So maybe God already knows that Satan isn’t going to be redeemed.
The one thief asked Jesus for repentance, and Jesus said, I tell you, on this day, you will be in paradise with me. That thief was not a Christ follower before that point. Of course, that doesn’t mean we wait until the last minute to be a Christ follower, that would be a wasted life. I believe that we need to be Christ followers as soon as we get that feeling that we want to know more about God.
I was born and raised Christian. But I didn’t understand it. And in all honesty, I didn’t want to know more about God when I was younger; it took me quite a long time. I learned a lot about many other things, the things that are of the occult, before I came back to Christianity. And God could have had every right to kill me at any point before that, but he didn’t. He allowed me to get to the point where I was ready for redemption and he redeemed me.
So, why can’t Satan have that same chance at redemption? Or, or like with Judas. Jesus, had Judas be one of his 12 disciples. Jesus knew what Judas was going to do the whole time, but he allowed him to be there, because Judas served a purpose for Jesus.
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