To control you they need a carrot (heaven) and a stick (hell). Don't worry about the details, just put your 10% in the offering plate and everything'll be hunky-dory.
Before there were humans, there were angels. They were perfect beings created by God, and they loved God fiercely, especially Lucifer. But then God created mankind, flawed beings who made mistakes at every turn, and told his angels to love and serve the humans more than Himself. Lucifer, who loved God so much, refused to love anyone other than God, so He punished Lucifer by making him fall from grace and made him guard Hell for all eternity. (At least, this is the story that my nana told me. I don't know if it's from the Bible or not.)<br />
Basically, God punished Lucifer because Lucifer loved God too much. Lucifer isn't even really evil.<br />
The story of Satan exists because religious leaders needed something to help keep their "flock" in line. Evil exists because it's just the nature of humans, to desire and covet, which leads to "evil" acts.
Have you read every other world religion too?<br />
Else why be so dumb to come here asking questions about the third hand mistranslated religious texts?<br />
Seriously get a clue - this gets boring so fast -<br />
read all of Zach Sitchins books, then Alford, Hancock, Bauval, Robert Temple, read Taoism, Buddhism, the Vedas, Ancient Greek myths, Norse Myth, South American religions - read Plato, Confusious and finally <br />
Laird Scranton - and then come back next weekend - and see if you still need to ask - but if you dont - then why are you asking f..cking idiot losers online when you arent prepared to do the work? <br />
You just dont care enough so why do you deserve an answer - who else is sick of this sense of entitlement of the worst khunting generation ever?
Because everything is duality light vs dark good vs evil neg vs positive satan is probably gods dark side
God does not need even good partner, how<br />
would He need Satan for His work?!<br />
satan is only our disobedient self. When we<br />
do the Will of God, no power can intervene<br />
in our destiny.<br />
The world will become paradise when we repent<br />
and the name of satan will no longer be heard about.<br />
The time and place will be light upon light,<br />
and darkness cannot have any existence.<br />
Adam and Eve are also symbolic; they are not<br />
our sinful and original ancestors.<br />
God does not cheat us, but He only uses the symbols<br />
and explanations suitable to our level of knowledge.<br />
That is why we will see divine unity in all religions<br />
through diverse religious teachings.<br />
This is the real meaning of Progressive Revelation.
When you are seriously ill do you go to a doctor or the **** in a white collar and pray? You fking idiot
satan exist so that you can choose to love and appreciate god for all hes done for you, like giving you life, or you hate god and be a **** all your life. <br />
satan exist pretty much so you have the choice to be with god or not