Shall we love Satan

Does God Love Satan?

No, God doesn't love Satan, and neither should we. God cannot love the evil and the unholy, and Satan embodies all of that. He is the adversary (1 Peter 5: 8); evil (Matthew 6:13); the father of lies and a murderer (John 8:44); the accuser of our brothers and sisters (Revelation 12:10); the tempter (1 Thessalonians 3: 5); proud, vicious and violent (Isaiah 14: 12-15); full of cunning (Acts 13:10); an aggressor (Ephesians 6:11); a thief (Luke 8:12); and many more diabolical things. He is actually everything that God hates. The devil's heart is unchangeable and affirmed in his hatred of God, his judgment is final and his destruction is certain. Revelation 20 describes God's plan for Satan, and love for Satan has no part in it.

Jesus' command that we love our enemies (Matthew 5:44) is about human relationships in this world. We love God and we love people (even our enemies) who are made in God's image. Angels are not made in the image of God. We are also never told to love holy angels, and we are most certainly never told to love evil angels.

Since Satan is everything that is exactly the opposite of God we love, we cannot love Satan. If we love Satan, we should hate God because holiness is the opposite of sin.

God has already decided that there is no forgiveness for Satan; we are the recipients of God's self-sacrificing love shown on the cross. When God redeemed mankind in a loving way, He put the devil on public display (Colossians 2:15). God's judgment of Satan will be part of his great love for us.


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Does God Love Satan?
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