Denny answers:The devil is Satan, God’s enemy.
Devil is a word that means “liar” or “enemy.” Another name for the devil is “Satan.” God created Satan as his best angel. But Satan wanted to be like God. So God cast Satan out of heaven, along with the angels that followed Satan (Read Isaiah 14:12-13). Those bad angels are called demons.
Satan tries to get people on his side to disobey and dishonor God. He tricked the first woman, Eve, into eating the forbidden fruit, bringing sin and death into the world. But God promised Eve that He would one day send a Savior into the world. This Savior was God’s own Son Jesus, who lived a perfect life, even when the devil tempted him to sin (Matthew 4:1-11). Jesus died to pay the punishment for sinners who trust Him.
God is much stronger than Satan, and one day God will punish Satan by sending him to hell forever. Those who have not trusted God’s one way to heaven—Jesus Christ—must also go to hell because of their sins. Don’t be on the devil’s side. Trust and obey Jesus!
Go back to:
- “The devil who rules this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe. They cannot see the light of the Good News—the Good News about the glory of Christ, who is exactly like God” (2 Corinthians 4:4, NCV).
- “The devil has been sinning since the beginning, so anyone who continues to sin belongs to the devil. The Son of God came for this purpose: to destroy the devil’s work” (1 John 3:8, NCV).
- Jesus said, “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies” (John 8:44).