Do you think Satan Exists?

United States
March 24, 2007 9:44pm CST
Do you think Satan exists, or do you think he's a myth.
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@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I believe just what the Bible says that there is a Satan. In 2 Corinthian 11:14 And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light. 15 Therefore it is no great thing if his-ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteouness of whose end will be according to their works. And I also believe, Desertdarlene, that Satan is more real than you are.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Hmm, I wonder what you mean by saying that Satan is more real than I am? What does that mean? Can you elaborate on that? I agree with you about Satan appearing as a pleasing form.
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@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I just assumed, Desert, that you were a non believer that was one reason for the anwer. But in the Bible it tells us that we walk by faith and not by sight and that things that are unseen are more real than those that are not. Things that are seen are tangible and things that are unseen untangible. Through God we have the power to overcome Satan because the Bible states the we over came him, Satan, by the blood of the Lamb, Jesus, and the word of our testimony. What's the fascination with Satan, Desert? God says keep your mind on me and I'll keep you in perfect peace.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Lavera, you shouldn't assume things like that about people. I find it very offensive that you thought I was obsessed with Satan. I just posted this one question, here, and you are already making judgments about me. The reason why I am asking this question has to do with an article I wrote for another site. It was about the parable of the weeds, which was about how Satan sows the bad in the world and why God doesn't do anything to stop it. I waited for everyone to comment and everyone who did missed the whole idea that Satan was involved, even people who are believers. This made me wonder if people even acknowledge his existence. So, I posted this question to see if anyone still believed he was still around.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Satan surely exixts, the bible speaks about evil and betrayal amongst ourselves. We are self-destructing, satan is the mascot of destructors. I believe it explains alot of people's actions. You know when people say things like "What wrong with him/her she/he is not her/his self" When a person is highly intoxicated and violent and disoriented, this other person that comes out of them is that of the satan. This is just my belief. He attacks the weak and harass the strong.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
I agree with you. I think he takes advantage of our biology. In fact, I think he messed around with our evolution so that we could be more easily used or tempted by him.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
25 Mar 07
I think he does exist, because he's name is mentioned in the bible since the beginning. He was then referred to as, Beelzebul.
• United States
25 Mar 07
Yep, and also the "devil" and the "dragon" or, in some interpretations, "the beast". Some people consider the "beast" to be a servant of the "dragon".
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@AmbiePam (51191)
• United States
25 Mar 07
I think Satan exists, no doubt. If someone disagrees with me, I can't make them change their mind. But when I read the Bible, and I see every day the works that can only be of an evil entity, I see the validation of Satan today. Some people like to blame things on Satan, saying, oh, the devil made me do it, but sometimes, humans are just plain 'ol evil themselves, without help from anyone or any thing.
• United States
25 Mar 07
I agree, humans do a lot of things on their own. But, I often think that's because the devil caused problems with our evolution that allowed genes to be there that probably should be. So, we think and act on a lot of things we shouldn't. But, that's what I think. I know a lot of people probably don't agree with me. Thanks for your answer!
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Ooops, I meant to say that there are genes that SHOULDN'T be there. I noticed the mistake as I was submitting the comment.
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@lvhughes (545)
• United States
27 Mar 07
i believa in the Bible, God, And Jesus so yes i believe in the devil. it all goes together. The bible tells of the devil.
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• United States
27 Mar 07
Not only the bible. I think if you look at other religions, they, too, have a character that could be similar to Satan.
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@wmg2006 (5383)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Yes I believe Satan does exist. As a being and as a driven emotion in each of us. He is a fallen angel and he does among all of us. We all have a little mean satan in us. Some can comtrol him and others give him to him, but yes he does truly exist.
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• United States
26 Mar 07
Thanks for your answer! I think you hit it right on the nose there.
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@vikasintl (267)
• India
25 Mar 07
No satan doesnt exist. we become satan when we do things our of anger. So satan is inside you.And evid is also inside you. It depends how you manage them.
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• United States
25 Mar 07
Thank you for your honest answer. I was hoping to get many different points of view here.
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@susieq223 (3742)
• United States
7 Jun 07
I know this discussion is an old one, but I wanted to answer it. For a long time I struggled with the idea of a "personified" evil. I know the Bible talks about Satan and gives him a number of names, but I wanted to think more deeply about my own beliefs. I read several writers who said evil is the absence of good and nothing more, like darkness is the absence of light. During my lifetime, however, I have come to know that there is a proactive force of evil. I mean that evil is not a vacuum or a absence of something, it is active, it is working, it is agressive. Based on that knowledge I came to the conclusion there is something behind that proactive force. That is what I call Satan and yes, I do believe he exists.
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• United States
8 Jun 07
Thank you for such a thoughtful answer.
@vonne28th (1494)
• Philippines
2 Jun 07
I believe that Satan do exists. All people are good without Satan. He is the leader of the falling angels when they declared to have another kingdome above the heaven of heavens. HE let Satan exist because HE wants the people to learn and choose between evil and good.
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• United States
2 Jun 07
I agree. God must have a reason for letting Satan do what he does otherwise he would have stopped him. I think the experiences we have with him will be useful sometime in the afterlife.
• United States
28 Mar 07
Oh yeah...he definitely exists. He tampers with me all the time. Every time I get a little closer to God, Satan starts interfering.
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• United States
28 Mar 07
Oh, yeah. He also likes to test everything I say about God or my faith, too. I try not to say anything spiritual unless I can back it up because I know the devil will test me for sure.
@stacy624 (2777)
• Canada
28 Mar 07
I dont know a whole lot about the bible but what I do know is I truly believe there is a God and there is a devil. I dont think its a myth, and know its pretty scary
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• United States
28 Mar 07
Yes, it seems like it's natural that Satan exists. But, I also know that he will be locked up and then destroyed some day. And, I know God wouldn't let him do what he does if the end outcome wasn't good.
@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Yes, Desert, I dthink taht Satan exists. Do you? I'll give you some scriptures from the Bible that says that Satan exists: Luke 22:3, 2 Corn 11:14, 2 Thess 2:9, Rev 12:9, Rev 20:7.
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@Lavera1 (897)
• United States
25 Mar 07
Before I attemp to respond to the next Stan post I'll chec to see if I've already responded to it, Desert.
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@fectoab (72)
• Canada
1 Jun 07
I believe Satan exists. He is God's rival. It isn't hard to be convinced that he's out there. Look at what's going on in the world. There has to be some kind of evil force out there.
@Jamian (2604)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
yes, he exist because it is in the bible that satan exist
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@lampar (7591)
• United States
2 Aug 11
Just take a look at Hitler or Pol Pot, the answer is quite obvious whether satan exist or not... he is a as real as any man existed before him.
@AdalieM (1135)
• United States
2 Aug 11
Nope. I don't think he is real. I think of Satan as an excuse for not taking responsibility for your own action. Just because some book tells you that he is really doesn't mean he is real. I don't believe in the concept of, demons made me do it. The person is either delusional or a crying baby for not standing up alone. Not real.