Does God Love Satan?

Name: Brian
Question: I have a co-worker who is easily annoyed with anything, especially people. Today she complained about someone so I blurted out that God loves that person too. Her response was “yes but God must have spent less time with that person”. We laughed but soon after she asked about God loving Satan so in my anxiousness to preach I said “Yes, God even loves Satan”. I’ve never thought about that before and I know Satan was an angel of God but how can I prove myself right or wrong with scripture?

Answer: Thank you for the question Brain.

While God is love, God does not love Satan, (1 John 4:16).

Contrary to many people's beliefs, God does not love everything or everyone. In fact, there are seven things God hates, and Satan is guilty of them all, and so much more. This makes it impossible for God to love Satan.

We will learn, Satan was a high-ranking angel, though he sinned by desiring to overtake God’s Throne. Satan's own decision instantly turned God's love for him into hatred. For this great sin, God sentenced Satan to death.

God Does Not Love Satan

In order to prove that God does not love Satan, please turn your Bible with me to,

Isaiah 14:12
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

One of Satan's many names in Scripture is Lucifer.

God just described the fall of Satan in the World That Was. Satan brought about his own fall from his position of power when he said within himself, “I will ascend into heaven, I will be like the most High”, (Isaiah 14:13-14). Satan wanted to become the King he was supposed to love and serve.

In that moment, Satan stopped loving God, and God stopped loving Satan. This love that once existed had now turned into hatred.

Due to Satan’s own actions, God overthrew Satan which ended the age, and brought about the time frame we now find ourselves in.

Satan disrupted God's entire plan for us, for that, God promised Satan,

Thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

Isaiah 14:15

God condemned Satan to death.

This clearly proves, God does not love Satan.

Instead, God is going to destroy him at the end of the Millennium.

God Hates Satan

Turn your Bible with me to,

Psalms 5:5
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

“Iniquity”, that is evil.

God does not love workers of evil, God hates them, and Satan is chief of worker of evil.

Now let us read what God told Satan.

Ezekiel 28:15
Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

That occurred when Satan stopped loving God and desired His Power and Throne.

It is hard to imagine, but Satan was perfect, and God even placed him as “the anointed cherub that covereth” God’s very own Throne, (Ezekiel 28:14).

Perhaps we can now clearly see, God does not love Satan, God hates him, and God is going to kill Satan for his many sins, (Ezekiel 28:16, 18, Revelation 20:10).

For those who still think God loves Satan, despite what we just covered in Scripture, I want you to ask yourself...

Could you kill someone you love?

The obvious answer is no.

We could never kill someone we love, nor would we have any desire to do so.

However, if someone attempted to harm our family, we would do anything and everything in our power to protect them. God is our Father, we are His Family, and He will do everything in His Power to protect us.

Think about that for a moment.

Satan Does Not Love God’s Family

1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.

The Devil, that is Satan, (Revelation 12:9).

Satan is our “adversary” which means our “opponent”. Satan is our enemy, which makes him God's enemy. God does not love anyone who attempts to destroy His Family.

I tell you what Brian, personally, I hate Satan. I hate Satan for the evil he brought into this world. I hate him for destroying God's plan, and I hate Satan for destroying God's Family.

Revelation 12:10
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.

“The accuser”, that is Satan who stands before God pointing out our faults before Him day and night. God does not love that, nor does God love those who seek to destroy His Family, and that is exactly what Satan has always done.

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