1. Satan Is God’s Opponent, Not God’s Opposite
Sometimes people mistakenly believe that Satan is God’s evil equal. This is simply not true.
Satan is not omnipresent, he can’t be present everywhere at the same time. When you are tempted, or attacked by Satan it may not be Satan himself, it is most likely one of his fallen angels or demons. Along with that, he is not omnipotent. While he does have power, and is truly powerful, he is not all-powerful. There are limits to his power and ability.
You should also note that he is not omniscient. He may know a lot, but he does not know everything. He is not equivalent with God. As God would say it,
Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. – Isaiah 46:9-10
2. Satan Is a Liar
I don’t know if you have ever heard someone say “the devil is a liar.” Usually, they will say it after making a statement they don’t agree with or want to happen. For example, let’s say your son comes home and says, “Mom and Dad, I am going to marry Cindy.” And if you really don’t like Cindy for your son, when you tell your friends the story you might say, “my son came home and said he is going to marry Cindy. The devil is a liar.”
Usually, we say that with a little jest in the tone. But why do we even say that? Because Satan is a liar. Look at what Jesus said about Satan:
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. – John 8:44
Satan only speaks one language, the language of lies. In fact, he is incapable of speaking truth because as Jesus said there is no truth in him. Everything about his influence in this earth is all about lying. It started with Adam and Eve in the garden, and it continues now.
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