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How is the devil evil if he punishes bad people?

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NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 2:50 PM on May. 5, 2011 in Religious Debate

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  • Isn't it believed that it's "God" who gives the bad people to the devil?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:51 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Good question..................but I believe there has to be an evil person for the bad people because a non evil person could not handle the job
    buttonlts

    Answer by buttonlts at 2:52 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Isn't it believed that it's "God" who gives the bad people to the devil?

    But if he were evil, wouldn't he give them all a poolside cabana and an open bar instead of a pit of fire and brimstone?
    NotPanicking

    Comment by NotPanicking (original poster) at 2:53 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • How does the devil punish people? Interesting.
    wendydays

    Answer by wendydays at 2:53 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • He was a fallen angel. He puts people in the position to tempt them and lure them into evil and doing evil things, thats why I think he is evil. He wants to draw people into him and away from God, that it evil.
    amazinggrace83

    Answer by amazinggrace83 at 2:56 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • how would a poolside cabana and open bar be evil? sounds great to me!
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 3:12 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • But if he were evil, wouldn't he give them all a poolside cabana and an open bar instead of a pit of fire and brimstone?

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    LOL

    pam19

    Answer by pam19 at 3:52 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Satan isn't responsible for the treatment of sinners. God is. IF hell is absolute separation from God, I don't know that it makes any difference whether the hired help is in attendance or not. IF hell is an eternal fire, I'm not sure it makes any difference who stokes the fire. God gives the devil permission to tempt us. He has also said he will never allow us to be tempted beyond that which we can withstand, and provides us with a way out.
    swizzleday

    Answer by swizzleday at 3:52 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • The Devil punishes No One! Once he has permission from God, he can enter the mind & "Play games" with your thoughts, so much that you comit suicide; he can tempt you, as he did Christ to sin against God & when God judges you, he can & does Torment your lost soul!

    turtldov

    Answer by turtldov at 4:17 PM on May. 5, 2011

  • Another question - how is the christian God not evil if he created the devil, and the devil is an extension of himself?
    CoiaCuppcake

    Answer by CoiaCuppcake at 4:18 PM on May. 5, 2011

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