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Why Does God Allow Satan to Steal, Kill, and Destroy

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. – John 10:10

These words from Jesus may be very familiar to you. After all, we have an adversary—Satan. Have you ever stopped to ask why does God allow Satan to do this? Hidden within a question like this is another question that many have been asking for generations, why do bad things happen to good people?

I mean, isn’t God good?

Isn’t he more powerful than Satan? Can’t he stop Satan anytime he wants?

The answers to those questions are yes, yes, and yes. Well if the answer is yes, then why doesn’t he?

Let’s explore these thoughts a little more and see what truths we can discover.

Mystery Is A Reality We Must All Face

The reality of life is: there will be some questions you won’t get answers to. I wish it were different, but it’s not. Notice what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 13:9-10:

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part [for our knowledge is fragmentary and incomplete]. But when that which is complete and perfect comes, that which is incomplete and partial will pass away. (AMP)

I know this doesn’t solve the problem but it does provide a little framework, letting us know that life is not always cut-and-dry or black-and-white. There are some gray areas. And we spend a lot of time living in those gray areas.

However, to best solve this problem, let’s first look at how Satan attacks the unbeliever and the believer.

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