Sunday, July 03, 2011

Why Evil Exists in the World Today, Part 7

We see evil all around us today. TV, newspapers, and radio all chronicle the ravages of evil. I am continuing a new series today, taking a break from my current series, “Armor of God.”

If you wanted someone to love you, wouldn’t you want them to love you of their own free will, rather than because they had no other choice?


The angelic rebellion led by Satan

You may notice that it was Satan who caused Job’s difficulties. Yet God said that Satan had moved Him against Job without cause. This means that it was God’s power that Satan was using.

Satan has a multitude of angelic followers (devils or demons). In revelation 12:4 they are referred to as the stars of heaven. They could not be the stars that shine in the sky for they would destroy the earth if even one hit it. Also, they are so far away they could never reach the earth within a short amount of time. .

Revelation 12:1-9, “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.”

Satan caused a third of God’s angels to follow him. They came to earth and are deceiving people into doing what Satan wants. Don’t be one of those fooled by Satan. Realize that following deception is one of the causes of evil on the earth.

1 comment:

  1. Dr.Legume3:42 PM

    I don't even know where to start pointing out the logical fallacies with this...other than to point out you attempt to use logic to explain magic.