Satan has been represented with nearly every detestable character: serpent, animal in human form, multi-headed beast, blood gulping monster etc — who is fathering and perpetrating all evil. But why do people still do the wish of Satan?
If Satan scores 1 mark when people do bad and that God scores 0 when people do bad, then God actually scored His first 0% and Satan, His first 100% early in human’s history when Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit disobeying God. (Genesis 3:1-24).
God actually had to lower his standards to get some score to compete Satan’s 100% score.
It looks like Satan has employed the best method compared to God and is winning over God without much effort.
The first instance of “Satan” occurs in the Bible or the source of the Bible. If not the Bible; no one knew “Satan” yet Satan is just as popular as God.
(1) Satan has not written any Bible telling people about how powerful He is.
(2) Satan has not threatened to punish people if they do not do as He wishes.
(3) Satan has not promised any good thing to to people who will do as he wishes.
(4) Satan has not said anything that makes Him look good look good and God look bad.
(5) Satan does not have any followers that go around telling people to follow Satan.
(6) You may say God does not interfere with people’s freewill. Actually Satan is the one that does not interfere with people’s freewill.
On the other hand God has done almost everything possible to make Satan look bad and Himself good and Satan has not got any chance to defend Himself against God’s claims.
But seriously how is Satan winning?
(This is true if the Bible is true)
(1) Satan knows exactly what people want:
In the Garden of Eden, humans probably had everything and they were more closer to God but Satan was able to play on their desires (if they had any) to get them to go against God. (Genesis chapters 1-5)
(2) Satan knows how to get God Himself to work for Him:
All Satan has to do is cause people to sin then tell God that people have sinned and then God will destroy the people just as Satan wants Him to do. In the days of Noah, Satan was able to get everyone on earth to sin. He provoked God so much that God could do nothing but destroy people by drowning all humans to death leaving only 8 people — Noah and his family. (Genesis chapters 6-9).
Let me say this for personal reasons: You know your enemy wants to destroy your children. Your enemy deceives your children and causes them to neglect your advice; you destroy your children immediately and you watch your enemy go on, doing same to the rest of your children.
(3) Satan has no requirement:
To belong to Satan, you just have to follow your own desires without restriction and that’s exactly what people love doing. (1 John 2:15 — Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.)
(4) God Himself is pushing people to Satan:
Whether Satan will accept you or not, whether you want to belong to Satan or not, God says you belong to Satan even if you break one of His commandments. (1 John 3:10 — By this it is evident who are the children of God, and who are the children of the Devil… John 8:44 —You are of your father the Devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires… James 2: 10 — For whoever keeps the whole law but fails in one point has become guilty of all of it.)
(5) God will still work for Satan even after Satan is no more:
According to the Bible, Satan’s purpose is to destroy humans. Now God has prepared and unquenchable lake of fire in which he will burn sinners just as Satan wishes for. (Revelation 21:8 — But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.)
How much people has Satan won really?
Satan won everyone. Satan scored 100% and God score 0 in the battle for getting people to do their wish. Just that God had to lowered His standards in order to have claim over humans. (If God would judge people based on their first sin just as He did to Adam and Eve, He would win no one back. But He lowered His standards by introducing sacrifice and forgiveness allowing people people the freedom to sin as much as they want and return to Him whenever they want). Bible says “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23, King (KJV) )” — is what Satan is able to do.
Even if God exists,
Only one religion belongs to God. The rest belongs to Satan. Even in the religion that belongs to God, only a few people belong to God. The rest belongs to Satan. (For many are called, but few are chosen Matthew 22:14 KJV).
In the final battle,
There is a prophecy that God will win against Satan. However Satan’s purpose of destroying people would have been fulfilled. Satan’s name will live on. Satan’s name cannot be deleted from the facts of history.