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    6 Evidences Satan Exists

    Jesus Said He Exists
    Paul said that Satan appears as an "angel of light" (2 Cor. 11.14); so the evil spirit might even suggest he doesn't exist. Jesus is proven to be God by the multiple attestation of His resurrection in various group settings. Jesus spoke about Satan and Hell more than anyone else in Scripture. Therefore, fallen Lucifer exists. If God is real then His chief adversary is real. There has to be a chief adversary for there is always an adversary more than any other in any context. It stands to reason, He has a chief adversary who is a spirit being as God is Spirit.

    Jesus said, "Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels!" (Matt. 25.41) Jesus said, "The one who commits sin is of the Devil, for the Devil has sinned from the beginning. The Son of God was revealed for this purpose: to destroy the Devil's works" (John 3.8). Jesus said, "When he [the Devil] lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8.44). "The Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever" (Rev. 20.9). Sound like a being or just a force?

    Evil that Goes Beyond Explanation
    Auschwitz and mothers roasting their children as human sacrifices can not be explained away by the human condition alone. The extent of such evil exceeds all possible human explanation alone. Have a conversation with such people and get a sense of it.

    Unexplainable Phenomena
    Modern psychology says there are some psychological conditions that are so strange and bizarre they are best explained as being "Trance or Possession Disorder." And in near death experiences that can be verified objectively and not able to be explained away given the data are further evidence. The subject has an experience or experiences and able to see things they could not have seen here back on earth while they were clinically dead. This indicate their experience was real. When these experiences occur in conjunction with encountering evil spirits they seem more plausible.

    The First Sin
    Man was not the first to sin. Lucifer was. Jesus said, "the Devil has sinned from the beginning" (John 3.8b).

    First Temptation
    The temptation in the Garden of the first God-conscious man and women did no come from themselves, but outside themselves, and since God does not tempt man, it was Satan the Tempter. "The serpent [used by Satan] was the most cunning of all the wild animals [speaking of Satan] that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, 'Did God really say, You can't eat from any tree in the garden?'" (Gen. 3.1)

    God Had to Make Earth Desolate Because of Satan
    Why did God make the earth "desolate and waste" (Gen. 1.2)? Because due to Lucifer's fall from heaven (3rd heaven) to a lower part of heaven (2nd heaven), he was able to corrupt the former inhabitants of earth (but not the whole universe - 1st heaven). When God restored creation and created man, Satan was not sent to Hell; even now, he remains in 2nd heaven with his fallen angels while his demons, disembodied spirits, work to inhabit creatures, preferably men. God had no choice but to start over and create man in His image who could resist the Devil by the power of the cross, the precious blood of Christ and the indwelling Holy Spirit given to all those born-again who were made new creations of God and members of the body of Christ. The reason why Day 2 (in the 6 days that sum up the period of restoration) was not called "good day," like the other days was because when the firmament was restored and split, up came some of those demons that had been cast into the deep. Satan's rebellion is recorded in Ezek. 28.11-19; 2 Pet. 2.4 and his future rebellion in Rev. 12.3-4,10).

    Speaking of the future millennial kingdom: "That ancient serpent who is the Devil," God "bound him for 1,000 years. He threw him into the bottomless pit, closed it, and put a seal on it so that he would no longer deceive the nations until the 1000 years were completed. After that, he must be released for a short time" (Rev. 20.2-3) before being thrown into Hell for all eternity: "The Devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet are, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever" (v.11).

    Notice Hell is not the pit, because you can't come out of Hell once you enter, but you can come out of the pit as Satan was let out of the pit. "And the sea [abyss] gave up the dead that were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them" (Rev. 20.13). The pit would be below the sea. And both the pit and the sea or abyss would be thrown into the lake of fire for forever.

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    That's proof enough for me.

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