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.)
Basically, God punished Lucifer because Lucifer loved God too much. Lucifer isn't even really evil.
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?
Else why be so dumb to come here asking questions about the third hand mistranslated religious texts?
Seriously get a clue - this gets boring so fast -
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
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?
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
Hard question,depends on a persons personal beliefs ,teachings etc.I was taught that before there was a hell lucifer was actually one of Gods chosen angels ,he was cast out of heaven and was deemed (for lack of a better word) a curse upon the earth and to be a shamed dark angel. I feel that this created the choice for humankind to succumb to the dark (evil) side of life or to stand the test and choose to try to live your life for good and according to his word.Thats not to say good people do not make mistakes thats a part of spiritual growth.The key is to confess your wrong and ask forgiveness. why does evil exist it has to doesn't it? without it we would not know true goodness in ourselves and others I had a wonderful minister growing up.he was always available to answer questions offer guidance do you have a leader of whatever that you can talk too?Alot of people ask the evil question esp when we hear about abused children etc.Maybe the key answer to that is God does not cause this it is the dark side of people that are lost in the dark all we can do is try to help and have faith that in the end goodness will one day overpower evil. Hope this answers if you would like to talk contact me i am not an expert but i did have a extensive teaching process (advanced classes etc) I suffered a horrible life and i was desperate for answers
God does not need even good partner, how
would He need Satan for His work?!
satan is only our disobedient self. When we
do the Will of God, no power can intervene
in our destiny.
The world will become paradise when we repent
and the name of satan will no longer be heard about.
The time and place will be light upon light,
and darkness cannot have any existence.
Adam and Eve are also symbolic; they are not
our sinful and original ancestors.
God does not cheat us, but He only uses the symbols
and explanations suitable to our level of knowledge.
That is why we will see divine unity in all religions
through diverse religious teachings.
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.
satan exist pretty much so you have the choice to be with god or not