Is it possible to kill the devil?

throught the bible we see that the devil is given some sort of punishment.god never kills the devil.why is it like this.does the devil have a eternal life.please comment

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ANSWER #1 of 26

yeah cause the devil is allergic to peanuts and soy products so just roast him some marrshmallows and there you have it thats one dead motherfu... hey look a bird!

ANSWER #2 of 26

According to my Bible, at judgement, the Devil is cast into the Lake of Fire - eternally - no more power over man.

What happens if you worship the devil?

ANSWER #3 of 26

you all have made great arguments in the favor of the impossibilty of killing the Lightbringer "that's what Lucifer means in latin"...I think the more important fact to look at is the story of Lucifer himself...he was a) an angel b)created by God to serve and worship for eternity c) able to have free will since he rebeled...but have you ever thought about what life would be like in terms of ethics if Satan, Lucifer, the Evil One...etc did not exist? OR rather had not rebelled? It leads one to wonder if God had simply created Lucifer to sin...because what would it be to do good if there were no alternative? It would make the basis of Christianity null and void...the ideals of Jesus Christ would not make sense because the moral system would have no basis of right or wrong...

Does Lil Wayne worship the Devil?
ANSWER #4 of 26

This is a deep question and takes a lot of explanation to really get the point accrossed. The devil can't die he was never alive in the sense that we understand here. He was like us before we were born. He wanted all the power and glory of God and would not except the plan that God has for us. He was cast out of God's presence and was given the ability to tempt us. I think this had to have been part of the God's plan because He desires that we be tested and how can we be truly tested if there is no temptation. There has to be opposition in all things... light and dark...happiness and sadness... good and evil. Death to Satan is that he is damned (stopped from progressing any further) and he is cast eternally out of God's presence. He will be eternally separated from us if we choose light, happiness, and good over Satan's temptations.

I don't think it was ever God's intention to make any of us suffer. The suffering happens because there are always consequences to our actions. The consequence for Satan was to be eternally cast out and to never be able to return to God.

Disturbed band. DO they worship satan.

ANSWER #5 of 26

It's so serious in here. Just watch the movie "Bedazzled"'ll all make sense.

ANSWER #6 of 26

O.k., two good questions here. In order to answer the first question we must understand who Satan is, what is his purpose, what are his limitations and what is in store for him. Using the bible, as per your query, let's take a look.
First, Satan is a created being, an angel. Isaiah 14 verse 12", How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,( other name for Satan) son of the morning. How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations." Satan was one of the most beautiful creations in heaven. He was a cherub with a great deal of GOD given authority. He was prideful causing his fall from heaven after a failed rebellion. Continuing on verse 13," For you have said,( now watch this), in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God, I also will sit on the mount of the congregation, on the farthest side of the north, I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High."
His purpose? To deceive as many people into thinking he does not exist or that he really is not that bad. He portrays himself as an angel of light. He mixes truth with lies. In fact he is called the father of lies.
His limitations? Job provides a clear understanding on the limitations of Satan. Chapter 1 and chapter 2 deal with the tradgedies that befall Job. But, If you read it carefully you see that Satan can only do what God allows and no more. Verse 8 beginning," Then the Lord said to Satan,' Have you considered my servant Job, that there is none like him on the face of the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil?' So Satan answered the Lord, 'Does Job fear God for nothing?' Have You not made a hedge around him, his household and around all he has on every side? You have blessed the work of his hands and his possessions have increased in the land. But now, stretch out Your hand and touch all he has, and he will surely curse you to Your face!' So the Lord said to Satan,' Behold all that he has is in your power, only do not lay a hand on his person.
After that encounter between God and Satan, Satan went and destroyed all of Job's possessions including his children. But, God said not to touch Job's person and Satan didn't.
What's the end for Satan? Well, scripture is very clear about where he will be spending eternity. Revelation 20 verse 10," And the Devil, who deceived them, was cast alive into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they shall be tormented day and night forever and ever."
Getting back to the original question," Is it possible to kill the devil?" For God, yes of course, but because of the rebellion he created and the drawing away of millions of souls, God has chosen an eternal punishment. One that will NEVER, EVER end.
The second part is while Satan will live in hell for eternity and suffer endlessly, he will be alive during his torment, but not have Life
Hope it helps.

ANSWER #7 of 26

no its not possible..the devil is a spirit not a thing or a human being...its possible to keep him out of your life as much as not giving into his choosing to serve god and let him into your life you are basically killing the devil...he hates it...

ANSWER #8 of 26

Only God knows how long the devil can live. And also the devil knows how long he can live. But how could any of you know? And Adam and Eve might have known, but are they here to tell us? I don't see them anywhere.

ANSWER #9 of 26

i beleive the devil is in your mind and god lyes in our hearts so to kill i would not say but to dismiss negetivity in your mind would do the trick

ANSWER #10 of 26

there's a pretty famous piece of writing by the name of Paradise Lost which explains the whole story and answers all the questions man has. i learned about it when i was in high school (junior year english class i believe) and the reason God never killed Lucifer was to make him suffer.

ANSWER #11 of 26

thats a hard question to answer. I think its because he will be sent to hell. Dont u have to Die so u can go to hell? i dont know about eternal life thow. But i can say that the devil will suffer. because he will be locked up for a thousnd years and then sent to hell.

ANSWER #12 of 26

Therer have been some really interesting answers here. Kudos to all those people who are really using their brains on this one.

First, the Devil, or Lucifer, or Satan (which means "adversary") was in the begining a good angel that God created. All angels were made "in the image and likeness of God" which means that they have an intellect and a will. They are pure spirits which means that they have no physical bodies. They are however, eternal beings whose existence persists forever.

Second angels have a specifically spiritual nature, different from mankind in our human nature. Once they make a choice, it is irrevocable. All the angels were given a choice. He decided not to serve God, and that was the end of that (almost). Revelation 12 describes Satan's choice not to serve, at which point he was given the opportunity to come to earth, because there was not room for them in heaven.

Jesus said to Peter, "Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat." (Luke 22:31). We are given the same choice that the angels were given. We have to make a conscious choice to serve God , do good and avoid evil. He has given us the example of his Son and the power of the Holy Spirit to those who ask.

He has guarunteed our victory if we are faithful, but he wants us to make the choice. He gives us the real chance to say "no", because without that opportunity, our "yes" wouldn't mean anything. He gives us the grace to say yes, but we have to respond to that grace and take that step in faith. He will banish the devil from our lives, but we have to undergo the test (and pray that we won't have to undergo the test. See Luke 22:46).

In response to some questions about free-will:
CS Lewis had an interesting understanding of God's omniscience and our free-will. He explains it in his books "Mere Christianity" and "The Great Divorce." I will try to explain it but it gets kind of confusing.

God is an eternal "now." He sees all eternity from his omniscient perspective outside the bounds of linear time. He sees us now as we were when we were born, and at this moment and as we will be when we die, and all these are equal within his view.

He created us with the option and the grace to accept him, and he wants us to choose him, but from his perspective in eternity he perpetually sees us making that choice. To him the events of the future and the events of the past are always unfolding, and have already been unfolded. He gives us the freedom to make the choice, and watches us make it throughout all eternity.

That doesn't mean that he intended for us to reject him when he created us. He wants us to "love him and serve him in this world and be happy with him in the next." However, he gives us the choice to serve or not. Satan's rejection is, as Milton said it "Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven." Our own damnation would echo that line, if we choose to go that route.

ANSWER #13 of 26

Actually yes, I have thought how much better the world would be if Satan never rebelled and kept his place amoung the angelic hosts of God. First, and most importantly, Christ wouldn't have had to come to this earth in the form of His creation to die a death that was so horrible and brutal to pay a debt we could never pay that wasn't even His. Salvation would not be necessary, as we would all be in heaven, living in God's presence. You pointed it out yourself, God didn't create Lucifer to sin though, Satan chose to sin. He acted on the very same thing we as humans deal with daily. PRIDE. Self will, our own way, what makes me happy, they all fall into that category of pride. Satan chose to defy God because he wasn't satisfied doing what he was made to do. God wants all of us, His creation, to choose Christ's way because He is The Way, and so he gave us the power to choose. Satan most assuredly made the WRONG choice.

ANSWER #14 of 26

pride...that's laughable...but perhaps you are indeed right...I never thought about it like that before...but the question arises in the point of free it truly free will or merely an illusion? God is omnipotent correct?...he is not affected by the finite flow of time...(well in our minds time is infinite...but for the sake of argument let us assume time is finite)...thus he can see all there has been and all that will in logical conclusion correct? If this is correct, then free will is an illusion, because He knows what you are going to do before you do it, so all you are doing on your end is just being in the right place at the right can say that you can "choose" not to do what He says and not follow and go and do what you want...but then again He already knew that you were going to do what choice do you have as a mortal?

ANSWER #15 of 26

If God killed the devil, then there'd be no consequences; and then Christianity would make even less sense.

ANSWER #16 of 26

the only real way to kill him is to not believe in him...i dont and im not scared of him at all

ANSWER #17 of 26

In reply to your question, according to the Quran (Holy book of Islam), Iblis (Devil), was an angel in heaven, so when our creator created Adam and Eve, Allah (name of the God that muslims believe in) asked all his Angels to bow down to Adam and Eve, but Iblis refused to do do, so therefore caused Allah's wrath... In addition Allah sent Iblis to hell and Iblis made a deal with Allah: that he would lead man into temptation therefore making man disobedient to Allah and as their punishment they would go to hell in the after life unless they repent for their sins.

Iblis will only exist untill the last day, were he too will be punished accordingly.

Hope that answered your question...(correct me if im wrong)

ANSWER #18 of 26

God is creating a new heaven and new earth, in which, only the redeemed of the Lord may enter. There will be no more sin, no sickess, no dying, no heartbrake, no sorrow, only joy forevermore, and it is ours for the taking. The ticket has been paid for, but, we have to claim it, otherwise, it will go to someone else. God prevents no one from entering, we prevent ourselves, by our lack of faith. He does not condemn us, we condemn ourselves. He set the terms, its his heaven.. we are invited.. he does not make anyone do anything... he offers, its up to us to obey. We continually have choices... to make.. good or bad... we exercise our understanding of Gods will and laws, each time we choose. As for me and my household, we choose to serve God.

ANSWER #19 of 26

True, God does know what the future holds for each person. He also knows what will we do and yet loves us enough to let us make the choice ourselves even if He knows it will hurt us. Why? God isn't in the business of mind control or forcing us to do His bidding. As any parent loves their child and doesn't want them to get hurt, God much the same way allows us to make mistakes in order to learn that His way is the best way. Could He prevent it ? Sure. Does He? Sometimes, but on the whole He lets us, His children go through life making mistakes, using our freedom to choose, and loving us in spite of them.

ANSWER #20 of 26

The devil does not have eternal LIFE, but eternal damnation to hell, just like souls in heaven are eternally in heaven. Those who go to hell are eternally there. God doesn't kill Lucifer, Lucifer was already in heaven. He challenged God, disobeying him, wanting to take over, and God threw him out of Heaven and into Hell, damning him there forever.

ANSWER #21 of 26

u cant kill the devil hes in your mind dude be careful. nah yo that dude doesnt exist

ANSWER #22 of 26

He is a spirit, and he is alive and well, if you think not, look around... who is the author of all the sickness and death all around us... who is the tempter...
We have the power, in Jesus name to resist him... and to overcome him... but, we have to use the tools that God gives.. we cannot defeat him in the flesh... but, thru the power of the blood, and the word of God... we can be victorious...He will be completely destroyed one day... but, until then... we have to be sober minded... and watchful...

ANSWER #23 of 26

hey nada dulce is right.

ANSWER #24 of 26


ANSWER #25 of 26

Satan's fate at the day of Judgement:

Rev 20:10 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.

ANSWER #26 of 26

The devil can't be killed. God informs us in Quran that Satan is a deamon who have been allowed to join the assembly of the angels. there was an event: the creation of Adam. He was there when god order to the angels to bow down to Adam. Angels never desobey to god's orders. Satan did not bow down to Adam as God says; he explained that he was better created than Adam: fire is better than earth he said. Then God chase Satan who asked God to give him a time till the end of it he swore that he will attempt every one and make him desobeye to God like he does. God invite him to do his best but he then never can control those who are worshiping God. God is the only protector from Satan. All he can do is a call, to join his games.

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