Open letter to Satanists

First of all, I would like to welcome you who might be into Satanism or the Occult, to this page. The purpose of this page is to pose some questions for you to ponder. It has been my experience that many of you have misleading or distorted ideas of God, Christianity and Christians, and unfortunately there are many bad examples of what Christians should be like that you have probably run into. I hope to change some of those views for the better.

I ask that you please keep an open mind as you read this page, and give it some honest thought. You have nothing to fear by thinking and considering the things below, but your master and his angels will try very hard to get you to not read this page, or will try to get you to treat it cynically with a closed mind and a hardened attitude. Whether they succeed or not is up to you.

But for those who may be seeking the truth, you will hopefully find answers here that will open your eyes and will allow you to see clearly that Satan is not God, nor ever can be. And I pray to God the Father through Jesus Christ His Son that your eyes may be opened to the truth of what is written here, and that they may restrain Satan and his angels from blinding your minds to the truth.

If you have any comments or questions, my E-mail address is at the bottom of the page. And may God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ bless you as you read this, for They have brought you to this site and this page so that you might read these words.

Now, onto some popular misconceptions.

Misconception - Satan is more powerful than God

If that is the case, why isn't Satan seated in Heaven instead of God? He's had thousands of years to take on God, and hasn't done so yet. And why didn't he destroy Jesus while He was here on Earth, instead of merely tempting Him? (More on this later) And if he was more powerful than God, why are there still Christians in the world today? He should have been able to stop Christianity before it started if he had been more powerful than Jesus.

Satan and many of his human servants often mistake meekness and mercy for weakness.

God shows much of His power in His restraint in not punishing us as we deserve. But that doesn't mean that He doesn't display His power when He chooses to. The Flood was a good example of that. And He keeps Satan on a tight leash, to the point where Satan has to ask permission to do what he does. For example, Scripture says;

JOB 1:6-22

6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.

7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

8 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that [there is] none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?

9 Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?

10 Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.

11 But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.

12 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath [is] in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.

13 And there was a day when his sons and his daughters [were] eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

14 And there came a messenger unto Job, and said, The oxen were plowing, and the asses feeding beside them:

15 And the Sabeans fell [upon them], and took them away; yea, they have slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

16 While he [was] yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The fire of God is fallen from heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

17 While he [was] yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The Chaldeans made out three bands, and fell upon the camels, and have carried them away, yea, and slain the servants with the edge of the sword; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

18 While he [was] yet speaking, there came also another, and said, Thy sons and thy daughters [were] eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother's house:

19 And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.

20 Then Job arose, and rent his mantle, and shaved his head, and fell down upon the ground, and worshipped,

21 And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

22 In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

Note several things here. First, God asks Satan where he has been. God knew very well where he had been, but wanted to show that Satan was not confined to Hell as some believe. He will be allowed to roam the Earth and continue his deceptions until Jesus return in a few years to destroy his power and his kingdom.

Satan then complains that God has placed a protective hedge about Job that he, Satan, cannot get past. God has protected Job from evil, and has blessed him and his possessions. Satan then asks God to take away Job's possessions, meaning that he, Satan, had no power to do so himself. God then commands Satan that he can destroy Job's possessions, but cannot touch Job directly, basically giving Satan limited permission to afflict Job.

If Satan was more powerful than God, he could have ignored God's restriction and could have destroyed Job directly. Instead, he had to obey God's restriction, as shown by the fact that he was able to destroy all that Job had, but could not touch Job himself. And God, by allowing Satan to destroy Job's possessions shows His supremacy in giving Satan permission to do something he couldn't do before.

Scripture again records;

Job 2:1-10

1 Again there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them to present himself before the LORD.

2 And the LORD said unto Satan, From whence comest thou? And Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.

3 And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that [there is] none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? and still he holdeth fast his integrity, although thou movedst me against him, to destroy him without cause.

4 And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.

5 But put forth thine hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse thee to thy face.

6 And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he [is] in thine hand; but save his life.

7 So went Satan forth from the presence of the LORD, and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto his crown.

8 And he took him a potsherd to scrape himself withal; and he sat down among the ashes.

9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die.

10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Again, Satan is given permission to attack Job, but this time he is allowed to attack him directly. But God commands Satan to spare Job's life, and while Satan made Job miserable with painful boils, he was not allowed to kill Job. This may seem trivial, but if you think about it, it shows God's power over Satan, in the fact that He places restrictions on Satan that Satan must obey.

There are many more such examples recorded in Scripture in which God shows his supremacy over Satan.

Misconception - Christians are weak, and powerless. All they do is talk.

Really? Then why does Satan try so hard to destroy us if we're no threat to him? And while many Christians are indeed powerless because they don't fully understand, believe, or use the power that God gave us, there are some who are awake and aware. These people are the ones that Satan fears.

We Christians do have power over Satan and his demons through the name of Jesus Christ. Just as an ambassador has the power and authority of the ruler who sent him, even so we Christians as ambassadors of God's kingdom have God's power vested by God Himself within us over Satan's kingdom. We are commanded by God to love our enemies, but He did not command us to be pushovers.

Jesus Himself told us;

Luke 10:19-20

19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven.

John 14:12

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

Mark 16:17-19

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.

19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

These promises still hold true. I have cast out demons from people, and have battled demons in physical form. And in each case, they had to obey commands given in the name of Jesus Christ.Through the name and power of Jesus Christ, I have also broken the power of demons called against me by Satanists and members of the Illuminati, and their incantations and spells were broken and made harmless.

Once when I went camping, I put some bleach into my drinking water to sterilize it from bacteria, but miscalculated and put far too much bleach into the water. I had taken about 4 swallows of water when my mouth and throat started burning and I realized what I had done. Knowing the effect that chlorine bleach has on the human stomach, I prayed that God would neutralize the bleach I'd drunk so that there would be no adverse effects from it. Nothing further happened, and I was able to continue camping without any problems.

I have also seen sick people miraculously healed, have been called by God to heal, and have been healed myself by others. God keeps His promises, even though it has been nearly 2,000 years since Jesus walked the Earth. He is alive today, and empowers His children here on Earth against Satan and his works.

Plus, He has given us His armor to protect us from spiritual attack. The apostle Paul states in the book of Ephesians;

Ephesians 6:10-17

10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;

15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

While this armor may seem imaginary, it is quite real. The helmet protects our minds, the breastplate protects our heart. The belt of truth allows us to discern the truth, and the shoes keep us from falling into the snares that Satan sets in our path. Finally we have the shield of faith which we use to protect us from direct assaults from demon forces, and the mighty sword of the Spirit, which is the knowledge of God's Word.

While this armor may be invisible to we Christians, by faith we believe it is there. Demons definitely see it, and those of you in the Occult who have seen it, know that it quite real also. And there are recorded cases where the armor has protected Christians from physical attack also.

Misconception - God and Jesus are weak.

Satan wishes this was true. However, he knows better. The following Scriptures should prove several things about this misconception.

Luke 8:22-25

22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth.

23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled [with water], and were in jeopardy.

24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.

25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

The Sea of Galilee sits in a depression below Mount Hermon, and sudden movements of cold air from the mountain region onto the warmer air of the Sea of Galilee can cause sudden violent storms. Jesus proved His mastery over His creation by merely speaking to the elements, and they obeyed Him.

Matthew 8:28-34

28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.

31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

32 And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.

33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.

34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought [him] that he would depart out of their coasts.

Note some important things here. The demon-possessed men were so violent that no one could pass that way, apparently without being seriously hurt or killed. And yet they immediately recognized Jesus, and not only didn't harm Him, but were terrified of Him.

Note especially that they said, "Have you come here to torment us before the time?" What they were referring to is the soon-coming time when they will be cast into the Lake of Fire to be tormented forever for their wickedness. (More on this in a bit.) They knew that Jesus was more powerful then they, and they also acknowledged that they have already been sentenced to the Lake of Fire by Jesus,and that there is nothing they can do to prevent it from happening.

They then begged Him to cast them into the herd of swine feeding nearby so they could escape. Swine were considered by Jewish Law to be unclean animals, and it is appropriate that the demons begged to be cast into them, as the demons themselves are considered by God to be unclean spirits.

If they had been stronger than Jesus, or equal in power, they would have fought Him. But instead, they begged Him not to torment them before the time set by Jesus at their judgment when they rebelled and were cast out of Heaven.

Luke 8:26-39

26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee.

27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in [any] house, but in the tombs.

28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, [thou] Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not.

29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.)

30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him.

31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep.

32 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them.

33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked.

34 When they that fed [them] saw what was done, they fled, and went and told [it] in the city and in the country.

35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid.

36 They also which saw [it] told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed.

37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again.

38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying,

39 Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.

I put this similar account to the one previously recorded in Matthew to point out several things. First of all, note that the man spoken of here was an insane wild man, inhumanly strong, strong enough that he easily broke iron chains and shackles used to try to subdue him. (Many cases of demon possession have recorded superhuman strength in the victims.)

And yet when he saw Jesus, the demons within him caused him to fall before Him in obeisance, and beg Jesus not to torment them. Note also that the head demon within him spoke, calling himself Legion. (A Roman legion consisted of roughly 6,000 soldiers. This indicates that the man had up to 6,000 demons within him.) Jesus knew very well who the demon was, but asked his name to show that there were many demons within the man. (A major clue to Christians in deliverance ministry.)

If Satan had been more powerful than Jesus, his demons would have immediately attacked Him, or His disciples standing nearby. But instead, they begged not to be tormented, and begged to be cast into the swine feeding nearby. Note also that after the demons left, the man was once again in his right mind. That should tell you where the source of much of the cases of insanity lies.

Once again, the demons acknowledged Jesus' mastery of them by falling at His feet, and begging Him not to destroy them. The word used as "torment" here is the Greek word "appolumi" which means "to destroy fully, die, perish". The demons were begging Jesus not to destroy them before the set time in which they will be cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity.

One of the most well-known confrontations between Jesus and Satan was when Jesus was tempted in the wilderness. Jesus stayed in the wilderness for 40 days, being constantly tempted by Satan in every way we are tempted and He ate nothing during the entire time. Scripture records;

Luke 4:1-13

1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:

10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

11 And in [their] hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

Jesus was incredibly weakened physically and at the edge of starvation when the recorded confrontation took place. Now, the question comes to mind that if Jesus was in such a weakened physical state, why didn't Satan take advantage of the opportunity to destroy Him? Why did he merely tempt Him?

The only obvious answer was that Satan couldn't destroy Him, because Jesus, as God in human form, was still more powerful than Satan, and that His weakened physical state had nothing to do with His power as God!

Satan had also correctly stated that the kingdoms of the world had been given to him. But that had only happened because he'd deceived Adam in the Garden of Eden, and through deception had taken control of the world by causing Adam to sin. This also indicates that man, when first created, was more powerful than Satan as God had originally given mastery of the world to Man!

Jesus appeared that he might take that mastery back from Satan. But that required that the sins of the world be paid for and that Satan be confronted and defeated, which Jesus did through His death at the cross. For by His death, He took in Himself the sins of the world, and destroyed them. Then He went to Hell and suffered for those sins, and upon His resurrection defeated death and Satan, for if either death or Satan had been powerful enough to stop the resurrection, they certainly would have done so.

But the fact that Scripture records the resurrection, and that Christianity flourishes today proves that Satan indeed wasn't able to stop the resurrection from happening. Jesus took everything Satan had to throw at Him, and He still won!

Note also, that Satan misquoted Scripture in verses 9-11 above. He made it seem that if Jesus threw Himself from the temple, the angels would catch Him and bear Him up in their hands so that he wouldn't hit the ground below. The actual text in it's entirety reads;

Psalms 91:1-16

1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

2 I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, [and] from the noisome pestilence.

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler.

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor] for the arrow [that] flieth by day;

6 [Nor] for the pestilence [that] walketh in darkness; [nor] for the destruction [that] wasteth at noonday.

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee.

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

9 Because thou hast made the LORD, [which is] my refuge, [even] the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

12 They shall bear thee up in [their] hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.

15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I [will be] with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.

This psalm is an allegory, as are many of them. It shows the protection of God over each person who believes in Him. By allegory, I mean that phrases are used to signify something else - for example God doesn't have wings or feathers as described in verse 4; that refers to the shelter and protection that a bird gives it's young when danger threatens.

Verses 11 and 12 refer to angels guarding a person spiritually, not literally as Satan implied. And verse 13 doesn't imply that we will literally trample lions underfoot, but refers to the fact that we will have victory over our enemies, including Satan, through God's mighty power.

Misconception - Jesus is still in Hell, tormented by Satan and his demons

Again, Satan wishes this were true. This falsehood indicates that Jesus was not resurrected from the dead, which the Bible states as wrong. The apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Jews at Corinth in Greece (the book now known as First Corinthians) that;

I Corinthians 6:3-9

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.

Jesus was seen by a man named Cephas, one of two men named to whom Jesus had appeared to as they traveled to another town after His resurrection, then the twelve apostles. Later He was seen by 500 believers at the same time whom, Paul stated, most of which were still living at the time. And finally He was seen by Paul himself.

Mass hysteria? Mass hypnosis? Those two old excuses are hardly worth mentioning, as the concept of both is ridiculous. Besides, this could have been easily checked out by those who wanted to question the issue. Paul would not dared have made such a statement if it could not have been verified, as it would have destroyed his entire ministry if he had been wrong, and would have cost him his life.

Even the rulers of Judea couldn't dispute the resurrection. As Scripture records;

Matthew 27:62-66

62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,

63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.

64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make [it] as sure as ye can.

66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

Matthew 28:1-15

1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first [day] of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead [men].

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,

13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him [away] while we slept.

14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

When a person was buried in a stone tomb, usually a cave, a huge stone requiring several men to move it was rolled over the mouth of the cave to prevent the body from being desecrated by animals, grave robbers, etc. So any hoax requiring the removal of Jesus' body would have required a team of men to move the stone.

The rulers of Jerusalem, fearing this, petitioned Pontius Pilate the Roman governor of Judea for a guard to place at the tomb to ensure that just such a hoax would not be perpetrated. Pilate gave them a watch of crack soldiers (usually about 16 men) to ensure that the tomb would not be approached.

The commander of the guard would have placed a wax seal on the stone covering the tomb, and anyone breaking the seal would have been instantly executed. Furthermore, if any of the men on watch fell asleep while on duty, they would have been covered in tar and would have been burned alive in their own clothing as a punishment.

If the disciples indeed had come and stolen the body, they would have had to have done so with a large body of men, in order to overcome up to 16 highly trained, disciplined, and well-armed Roman soldiers. There would also probably have been dead men for the soldiers to bring forth as evidence that such an event had happened. But nothing of the sort was provided as evidence.

Also Scripture records the disciples deserting Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane when He was arrested, fleeing for their lives. And Scripture also records that of all of the disciples, only John was brave enough to go to Jesus and watch His crucifixion. Scripture also records that after the resurrection the disciples gathered in a locked room for fear of the Jews when Jesus appeared to them.

If Scripture openly records that the disciples were badly frightened and fearful men, how could they have overcome hardened Roman soldiers to steal Jesus' body? And the fact that the religious rulers told the soldiers to say that the disciples stole the body as they slept also proves this could not have happened.

So therefore only one conclusion is left. The resurrection actually occurred as recorded in Scripture. And that being the case, Jesus is alive, and is seated at the right hand of God in Heaven, just as the Scriptures say. And the fact that Satan couldn't stop the resurrection from happening shows that Jesus was, and is, more powerful than Satan, because Jesus is God!

Don't mistake meekness and mercy in God for weakness.

Just because God allows evil to happen doesn't mean that He is too weak to stop it. He has given man a free will to choose whom to follow, just as He gave the angels a free will and a choice of whom to follow when Satan rebelled and tried to overthrow God. The demons chose to follow Satan, and God allowed them to continue to do so. Man chooses to follow his sinful nature inherited from Adam, which is why we have the horrors we have in the world today.

God calls with love and patience to all of mankind, but there are few who listen. The battle lines are being drawn and unfortunately if you do not choose God, you have already chosen to follow Satan because of Satan's deception in the Garden of Eden. Like any war, there are sides drawn and if you do not choose one, you have already chosen the other.

For more on the fall of Man in the Garden of Eden, please see the study on the subject in this site.

There is no neutral ground in this war.

Because of Adam's sin, we were ALL brought under the power of sin, and are ALL guilty of being imperfect before a righteous and perfect God. As such, God is just in allowing only perfection into His perfect kingdom. So by this very fact, we are barred from Heaven and because of Adam's choosing to disobey God's command and by such action choosing to follow Satan in the Garden of Eden, we are all condemned to Satan's punishment along with him.

And just as we punish our children for wrongdoing, even so were we worthy of punishment for our sinful lives. However, God loved us so much that He took His own wrath in Himself at the cross, and took our punishment so that through His atonement we might be made perfect before Him, and be allowed to enter Heaven.

Satan has been condemned already and his eternal punishment set..He cannot escape the judgment set by God against him. And those who follow him, be it willingly, or by default have also chosen to follow into his condemnation and punishment, and will join Him in the Lake of Fire for eternity.

Hell was not created for Man, but for Satan and his angels. There are already demons chained in hell for their disobedience.

Jude 1:5-6

5 I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.

6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

When Jesus returns, Satan will be chained and cast into Hell for 1,000 years while Jesus rules here on Earth.

Revelation 20:1-15

1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and [I saw] the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received [his] mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This [is] the first resurrection.

6 Blessed and holy [is] he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

8 And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom [is] as the sand of the sea.

9 And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.

13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Quite a few things to note here. First of all, this will all take place when Jesus returns, which, by the signs He gave, will be during our lifetime.

Secondly, Jesus will rule unhindered by Satan during the 1,000 years that He will be here on Earth. During that time, children will be born who have not known Satan, or will not have been tempted by him.

Note also, all those who have died in faith in God, both Jews and Christians, will be resurrected and we will rule with Jesus here on Earth for 1,000 years. We will never again be subject to death, but we will be as Jesus - eternal, immortal, and glorified.

After the 1,000 years, God, being just, will allow Satan out of Hell and will allow those living to make a choice as to whom they wish to follow. Satan will again deceive the nations, after which he will again attack God and the resurrected Christians. He will again be defeated, and this time, will be cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity, and the great Judgement of the damned will begin. And those who died in their sins will be cast into the Lake of Fire to be tormented with Satan for eternity, having chosen to follow him and their own wickedness, rather than choose God.

You will ask how a loving God can send men to Hell?

What more could he have done? He took His own wrath and punishment in Himself so we might become perfect in His sight. If we reject that sacrifice, is He unjust to reject us? All He asks is that we worship Him and follow His commandments, and if you read the New Testament Scriptures, you will see that they are not burdensome, and they actually make sense.

But because of our sin nature inherited from Adam and Satan, we would rather "do our own thing", while still wanting to go to Heaven. We can't have it both ways. And by rejecting God, like Adam, we have chosen Satan to be our master, and will follow him into his condemnation and punishment.

As Christians, our war is not with you, although some misled Christians perceive it that way. Our fight is with Satan and his demons, who seek to enslave or destroy mankind. However, if commanded by God, we will fight you spiritually in the hopes that when you see the power of God, you will realize that you are on the losing side and that you serve a master who cares nothing about you. Christians are commanded by God to love our enemies, just as He loves those who hate Him, so please do not consider us weak because we follow God's commandments.

God loves all of mankind. He sends rain on the just and the unjust, and causes His sun to shine on both the evil and the good. He provides the righteous and the wicked with food, shelter and clothing. But he sometimes displays His wrath also, as in the Flood and in various disasters to remind Man that He is God, and He is in control of all things.

God created all things, including Satan and his demons. Satan is a created being and cannot be equal with his Creator. And Satan cannot create, as only God has power to do that. He can make things from materials already created by God, but he cannot create any new thing. Therefore he is less than God.

In fact, his original sin was that of rebellion. He wanted to be God, and being less than God, this is not possible. He convinced one third of the angels that he should be God, and went to war with God to try to overthrow Him. He lost, and his name was changed from Lucifer (Light-bearer) to Satan (the Accuser, or Adversary).

He will wage war in heaven one more time in a few years, and will again lose. But this time, he will be banished to Earth to make his final stand at Armageddon. As Scripture records;

Revelation 12:7-12

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8 And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 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.

10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

12 Therefore rejoice, [ye] heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.


Satan always demands blood from his servants in sacrifice, but never sheds his own. Jesus gave His blood for all mankind, that they might be cleansed from sin generated by Satan's deception of Adam and Eve in the garden of Eden, sin which we have inherited by their disobedience to God.

God and Jesus receive worship as their due. Satan demands worship out of pride and arrogance, having done nothing to deserve worship. It is built within Man to worship that which is greater than he. People have worshiped and still do worship statues, animals, the Sun, moon and stars, even Satan, seeking to worship SOMETHING greater than themselves. But yet Man generally refuses to worship the One who is due such worship, namely God, because our sin nature tends to rebel against God.

Satan seeks worship to feed his pride and arrogance, and to try to imitate God. He feels that if man worships him, that makes him equal with God. And that is just as false as men who seek worship, thinking it makes them gods also. Just as a monkey will imitate the actions of man as he is able, but cannot become a man, even so Satan will imitate God's actions as he can, but cannot become God. By his very created nature, he is less than God, and always will be.

God creates life, and raises the dead. Satan can only kill and destroy. By the fact that Satan cannot create life or raise the dead, this makes him less than God.

The Bible has been proven to be 100% accurate wherever it is capable of being checked historically and archaeologically.

No one has been able to disprove the Bible through historical or archaeological evidence. Therefore, the Bible is true, as is everything in it, until it can be disproved which has yet to happen.

Bottom line

This is not a fun game! The stakes are eternal. Hell and the Lake of Fire are real. And if you die in your sins, you will indeed go there. People who have been clinically dead and have been resuscitated have reported seeing both Hell and the Lake of Fire.

At the Judgment, you can either have Jesus as your prosecutor, or your defense. And once sentenced to the Lake of Fire, you will be there for eternity. God gave us a priceless gift of salvation through Jesus Christ His Son, and merely asks that we acknowledge Him as God, repent of our wickedness, and follow His commandments.

Satan has already been judged and sentenced. You have not. But when death comes for you, then you will have made your final decision, and your eternal destination will be determined. If you die in your sins, you will be sent to Hell to await the Great Judgment, after which you will be cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity. God took His own punishment in Himself so that we might have eternal life, and live with Him in glory for eternity. We are eternal creatures but where we spend eternity depends on what we do here.

Doing good works, or living a good life are not enough! Works cannot make us perfect in God's sight. Only acceptance of Jesus and being cleansed by His blood can we be made perfect.

We inherited our sinful nature from Adam, and therefore are born into sin and therefore are automatically under the sentence of sin. Jesus Christ is our only hope for redemption from sin, and if you reject Him, you reject the only hope you have of escaping Satan's punishment in the Lake of Fire.

Granted, we don't want to choose sides. But that choice was taken from us in the Garden of Eden by Satan. If you want to place blame, blame Satan. Adam was innocent and sinless until he was deceived by Satan. And when Adam sinned, he sold all of us into sin, and into Satan's judgment and punishment. God has given us a way out through Jesus Christ, who gave His own life for us as an atonement for sin.

And when Jesus hung on the cross, suffering in indescribable agony from the brutal physical punishment he suffered before being nailed to the cross, and bearing the sins of the world in Himself for our redemption, He also had to suffer the fact that God the Father turned His back on His own Son when His Son needed Him the most.

God the Father cannot look upon sin, and Jesus literally became sin on the cross. Therefore the Father had to turn away, and let the pre-determined punishment of Jesus take it's course. And yet Jesus could say, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do." Luke 23:34 He died for us, even though we hadn't been born yet.

Jesus was sent to Earth for that very reason, to give His life in order to destroy sin and give man a way to be with Him in Heaven. He gave everything He had for us. What more could He have done? Would we have done the same for others, dying in unspeakable agony for people we didn't even know? (There will soon be a study in this site on the medical aspects of the crucifixion.)

The choice is yours. Will you serve God here, abiding by His commandments which are not burdensome, and reign with Him in Heaven, or will you chose Satan, and live a life of sin followed by eternal agony in the Lake of Fire?

Read the following carefully, paying special attention to verse 41.

Matthew 25:31-46

31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed [thee]? or thirsty, and gave [thee] drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took [thee] in? or naked, and clothed [thee]?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done [it] unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done [it] unto me.

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did [it] not to one of the least of these, ye did [it] not to me.

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

Remember - by NOT choosing God, you have already made the choice to serve Satan. Choose carefully.

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