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Can God Forgive Satan

If God is so forgiving, why can't he ever forgive Satan?

Moderator - Satan doesn't want to be forgiven.

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Charles: "In order for God to forgive, there must be a plan of redeemption."

Oh, like "... the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." (Rev 13:8)

My Bible states that only 1/3 of the angels will perish in the lake of fire. That means the 2/3 will be SAVED.
---jerry6593 on 6/3/10

Satan was never saved. He existed as a perfect angel prior to his fall, but he was never saved. Much like the condition of Adam and Eve before their fall. They were not saved at that time either. But they were perfect and living in the presense of God.

In order for God to forgive, there must be a plan of redeemption. God cannot forgive by just overlooking something. The price must be paid. No price has ever been paid for any angel. Thus, God cannot forgive Satan or any other angel.

---Charles on 5/31/10

Satan was ONCE SAVED (as Lucifer) - but he's not ALWAYS SAVED. Neither are we.
---jerry6593 on 5/29/10

I have always wondered about this.Lucifer must have LOVED God once,when he was created.How is it possible that such a love could die?Is all his memories of when he loved the creator gone?Why would he not repent in order to be restored?He knows the ending.Why would God have created Satan if He knew all this mess would occurr?lots of questions.
---judy on 5/28/10

The devil is the devil is the devil. Evillllllllll He nothing buT the devil. Stop mocking GOD! Hello Jesus. I am so glad there is a hell. Yes. Don't come to close to me. I may throw up all over your unholy shoes....Ah JESUS, "You said that Satan comes only to kill, steal, and to destroy". OH-Jesus. I mean, we are talking about the devil, here.
---catherine on 5/28/10

Catherine: for God to forgive anyone, that 'anyone' must repent and ask for forgiveness

I do not think Satan can ever do that

Were satan to actually repent, and ask for forgiveness, and return as a humbled angel, I SUSPECT God would probably forgive

But that is an 'if' that we will never know, because from Revelation, we knoww the conditions will never occur
---Peter3594 on 5/28/10

Alyssa - who are you to ask of God?
---larry on 5/26/10

Because God hates him. In order for God to forgive you, you must find favor in God's eyes. And Satan has none. God is good. Satan, wellll, he is EVIL, ROTTEN, NOTHING GOOD ABOUT HIM. Satan is God's enemy. Understand?
---catherine on 5/26/10

The way I see it is, every person or Heavenly being that has the freedom to choose what they want...makes that choice. satan & the fallen angels made their choice.No one forced them to rebel.THEY CHOSE IT. So why all the concern in whether they can be forgiven or not? We all have that same choice to make & if we choose to rebel we'll get the same fate. I personally feel we should be more concerned about our families & friends & the people here on earth who still have a chance to make the right decision. FORGET ABOUT SATAN & THE FALLEN ANGELS, THEY'VE MADE THEIR CHOICE ALREADY!!!
---Reba on 5/26/10

Betty, you say it as if you know it. Can you show how you know it? From what Scriptures or passages do you get that information from, that Satan and the fallen angels can repent and be saved?
---MarkV. on 3/10/10

God is not bound by any rules or regulations, for He is God. If Lucifer and the fallen angels repent and ask His forgiveness, God will do His will, whether it is what we expect of Him or not. God created the angels first. They are spirit beings, able to feel pain (like hell-fire), and they have minds, wills, emotions. God may feel compassion for them and help them if they repent.
---Betty on 3/10/10

There's no salvation for fallen angels. Only for humans, descendants of Adam. Hell was created for Satan and his angels (demons) and now will also be the home of those who have rebelled against God and never honored Him as God. They will be judge by their works.
---MarkV. on 3/10/10

I think you have to repent first before you can be forgiven and satan doesn't want to do stupid he is, isn't he?

Can you even imagine the audacity he has to go before GOd and accuse Joshua? Was it Joshua or someeone else when he went before the Lord to accuse him...after what satan did and said to God, I'd run for the hills if I were him - and God will find him there too and kick him into hell when his time is up...which is SOON I hope.
---Donna on 3/9/10

The problem is not can't, it is that God is just, and to forgive someone, that creature must repent - God is outside time, and so He know that Satan will not repent, and so will not be forgiven, because to be forgiven, he must accept he is evil, which he will not
---peter3594 on 3/9/10

If you will read carefully in the Scriptures, you will find that all the purpose of salvation is aimed?geared toward mankind. Satan and his demons are not part of mankind. They are cereated beings as are we, but, unlike us they have no hope of salvation. The Scriptures clearly teach thatGod has left the fallen angels to their final destiny in the Lake of Fire. We cannot question God's motives or His righteousness. He will do hatever He desires and doesn't need us to understand it or agree with His plans.
---tommy3007 on 2/15/10

Leon, I am with you and Tommy. You mentioned the Universe and stars and many other great things God created and close with, "it would be wise to leave the wonderous details of creation to the Creator, is something we all should do. I just saw on the history channel the beautiful stars and galaxies and was amazed by the power of the Creator. Not only the works, but to know that He was outside of all that when He created the heavens and the earth, is incredible.
---MarkV. on 2/14/10

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1ST YOU GOT TO KNOW who satan is. the world is satan. people in the world make up satan.. but you got to be born again, accept JESUS, and love everybody in the world. for many this may be difficult. e.g. stalin, hitler, kkk, etc.
---luther on 2/13/10

It's a much bigger picture than some of us may think: Here we are, all in our individually appointed places (in time & space) on planet Earth. Our Earth is in a solar system with a sun, 8 other planets & untold numbers of stars. Our solar system exists in a galaxy known as the Milky Way. The Milky Way contains at least 70 other solar systems besides ours. Scientists say the Milky Way (OUR GALAXY) is perhaps one of billions in the ever expanding universe. God made & evidentally is still making the universe!

Yes, Tommy! God's will be done in all things, forever & ever... I think I'd be wise to leave the wonderous details of creation to the "CREATOR". How about you, my fellow bloggers? :)
---Leon on 2/13/10

Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of knowledge..God in wisdom said nothing about the tree of life,untill he had pronounced "the curse"..then He threw them out of Eden,to make sure they had no access to it...if Satan had got them to eat that first,there would have been no way for salvation through Jesus,but God planned this from the beginning..Satan cannot be "reborn",his station was Heaven,with the other Angels..mans station was the Earth,and that was part of mans salvation too!
---richard on 2/13/10

God did not feel the need to make a way for atonement for Lucifer and his fallen angels. He doesn't have to explain that to you or me, and I can't explain it for Him. The best thing to do or say would be "Thy will be done."
---tommy3007 on 2/13/10

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To forgive someone is for them to repent satan said:

Isa 14:14
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the most High.

and because of his ambition.....

Isa 14:15
Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.
---Carla on 2/13/10

Catherine on 2/12/10.
Have you considered that perhaps everyone is not as intelligent as you are?
The only "dumb" question is the one that is not asked.
---josef on 2/12/10

This is the dumbmist question, I have ever seen in my life!
---catherine on 2/12/10

No chance. He's a deceiver. For ALL those people he has deceived because of here, 2nd Cor.1 v's 14-15 & the Man-made relig-org's churches beginning with r-catholocism with her offspring daughters churches which will be lost aft the rapture takes place. A vast number of those that are lost (even some from God's One & Only Church because of disobeying, those flirting with the things of this world, things of the devil) will be in that Great battle where the blood will be up to the horses-bridle, the horse that Lord will be riding on.
---Lawrence on 2/11/10

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Kelly -- The book of Enoch? I don't
find that anywhere in my in the Bible. Satan was not a mortal being. He knew full well what he was doing when he rebelled against God. He wanted to be as God himself!

Whenever he appears in scripture, he is up to his original evil motives. And if ever he claimed to be sorry for his rebellion, it was a lie. He is the father of lies.
Repentance means a "turning around", changing course. Nothing in scripture indicates that he ever changed his direction or his motives.....ever!
---Donna66 on 2/7/10

According to the book of Enoch, Satan (the fallen angels) DID ask for forgiveness...God denied them. So much for mercy...
---Kelly on 2/6/10

Lucifer - name, signifying in Latin 'light-bringer,' being a translation of the Hebrew word, helel, associated with 'morning star', given in irony to the king of Babylon, because in his pride he said he would exalt his throne above the stars of God. #Isa 14:12. He resembles the leader of this world in the last days. #Re 13:1-10.

Re 22:16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

There has been much controvery over how the NIV translated these verses, especially by the KJV Onlyists.
---Lee1538 on 12/23/09

Eloy, again I don't know where you get the idea that Satan can be forgiven. Jesus died for the human race. No angel that has fallen can be forgiven. I would suggest for yu to put scripture down to proof such a false statement.
---Mark_V. on 12/22/09

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Satan, an angel not a human, did not make a "mistake" when he rebeled from bowing down and serving God. He knew perfectly well what he was doing. Humans make mistakes when they sin. Humans have weakness of judgement, character, flesh etc. Angels don't have these weaknesses. We cannot fully understand Satan's decision, but it was a no bones, no turning back eternal decision. We cannot fully wrap our minds around that concept because we are human. We do not have angelic minds, powers and nature.
---Victor on 12/21/09

//JackB, Satan knows full well that he has blatantly sinned against God//

Satan doesnt believe he has done wrong. He pursues every desire of his heart regardless of who has to suffer for it. Completely self-centered thinking.
He sees his way as righteous and Gods way as unrighteous and according to our God (who knows the future), satan will never change.

Know who else does this? Man. Where do you think we get it from?
---JackB on 12/21/09

The determining factor as to whether or not satan believed he had done wrong is solely based on his agreement with Gods laws.

Sorry but I dont believe for a second the devil believes that God is right.

Even the evil fight for what they think is right as foolish as it may be.
---JackB on 12/21/09

JackB, what I posted on this blog addressess your reply on this blog, and not for some different blog. And as usual the scriptures which I have posted clearly show that your beliefs are not in accord with the Bible.
---Eloy on 12/20/09

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Well we can save that for the "Did Satan believe he was wrong" blog, Eloy. Unless you just want to argue, which I dont.

I think she is asking "If God is so forgiving, why can't he ever forgive Satan?"
---JackB on 12/19/09

JackB, Satan knows full well that he has blatantly sinned against God, and that he was thrown out of heaven, and that he is sentenced to eternal damnation. "And the demon possessed Legion cried out, saying, What have we to do with you, Jesus, you Son of God? are you come to here to torment us before the time?" Matthew 8:29.
---Eloy on 12/18/09

Satan, has a zero chance of being saved.
---Catherine on 12/18/09

I truly think that if Lucifer had realized the err of his way and asked God for forgiveness and restoral, the Lord would have found a way to satisfy the righteous requirement of His law and grant forgiveness to Lucifer as well. Just as He did for us. Hes an awesome God.

I actually felt as though that was something I shouldnt ask God in prayer once. I was really nervous about it. But I had the same answer that a lot of people here have given.

Satan doesnt believe he has done wrong. He pursues every desire of his heart regardless of who has to suffer for it. Completely self-centered thinking.
He sees his way as righteous and Gods way as unrighteous and according to our God (who knows the future), satan will never change.
---JackB on 12/18/09

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He can forgive satan: but then who else would God use, instead of satan, to destroy those that need to be destroyed?
---Eloy on 12/17/09

Maybe GOD did give Satan a chance to repent, but, (as the Moderator said) Satan did not want forgiveness. Satan was so stubborn of wanting things his own way, and was so full of PRIDE, that he would never want to admit that he was in the wrong. Even today, Satan knows that he's doomed to spend his Eternity in the Lake of Fire, but, he HATES that he will lose and that GOD will win. He HATES to have to admit that he lost and that GOD won.
---Gordon on 12/14/09

"Because Satan has narcissistic pride, and he refuses to repent"

According to which party, or are you assuming you know gods will?

I certainly don't hear that in any of my records when I play them backwards, so it's clearly not the side of Satan you're presenting here. And I think God would be comfortable enough in his position, being omniscient, to not be afraid of a little due process.
---Chris on 12/14/09

Lucifer and the other angels were created with the full knowledge of God's existence. They lived with God and saw Him in His full glory. Because of that, their rejection was final, and they could never be forgiven. Satan has not changed his ways because he hates God for His damnation. He was the most beautiful of God's creations, but because of his pride, he is forever lost. The only thing he can do is take as many humans with him as possible. Man can reject God, and based on new learning can come back to Him. We believe on faith, and for that we are only judged at the point of death. We are better than the angels. We are the bride of Jesus, and will be made one with Him. The angels will only be angels.
---Gregg on 4/17/09

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any chruch that has a from of Godliness

a chruch not preaching the Holy Ghost,

is a church that belongs to satan

be born agian people

be batpized in the name of Jesus and filled with the HOly Ghost.
---truth on 2/9/09

Satan is the son of perdition, he is the only entity that has already been sentenced to perish, to be utterly destroyed. Although those that followed him in his rebellion are reserved for that fate, they have yet to be sentenced. If the Father commutes his sentence, it would be a violation of His word. "I will bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee. All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a 'terror'- (a representative of the dreadful event [the second death]), and never [shalt] thou [be] any more." Isa.28:28,19
---joseph on 2/9/09

Satan didn't merely rebel against God. He desired....still desires... to as great as, or greater than God! Thus he will not humble himself to repent. The Bible indicates he knows what his fate is to be,but in spite of that, he continues his evil work to prevent any heartfelt worship of God by humanity.
---Donna66 on 2/8/09

Daniel, you said,
"Don't we all want to be forgiven...wasn't satan lucifer before he must remember how good it felt to be with God before..."
Not all want to be forgiven. The majority of mankind don't believe they have done anything wrong against God, for they know not God. Repentance has to come to them before they can feel any remorse for sinning against God.
Satan doesn't have any remorse. God has not granted him repentance. "In his state, he loves what he is doing, which indicates what the moderator answered, he doesn't want to go back to where he was in the beginning. He doesn't feel a need for forgiveness."
---MarkV. on 2/8/09

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Don't we all want to be forgiven...wasn't satan lucifer before he must remember how good it felt to be with God before...
---Daniel on 2/7/09

Satan can not be saved! Jesus died so that the sins of man could be forgiven, and that we might become sons and daughters of God. He didn't dye so that the fallen sons of God who chose to fall for sexual immorality with the daughters of men could come back into the kingdom of the God that they desired to overthrow! They gave up perfection for lust and every kind of evil. Jesus is teaching us how to walk in the grace that the angels fell from! Why would you even want to consider letting Satan back into Heaven? He hasn't changed his ways for 6,000 years! Read Job 41:1-34 Satan is completely evil! Are you gonna be his buddy or something? He'll pretend to be your friend then kill you too!
---Bryan on 2/7/09

Philippians 2 strongly implies that salvation and reconciliation with God involves more than just human beings.
---JohnnyB on 2/5/09

Satan has 2 churches in Reveleation.
---lisa on 2/5/09

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no your wrong God cannot lie,

therfore if he said satan has to burn, then he can't go back on his word,, so your wrong.

FOr heaven and earth shall pass away but his word if forever.
---mel on 2/5/09

God could forgive Satan. He is God and can do anything he wants. The Bible of course says nothing directly about salvation for Satan and the demons. But it does imply it, for example in 1 Corinthians 15:27,28 and Philippians 2:9-11. Satan could logically even fit into "the world" and the "whosoever" in John 3:16 if it is read carefully enough.
---JohnnyB on 2/5/09

Mel Reed>>>You have made a very good point.
---catherine on 2/4/09

Yall, this is easy,

Satan and his demons has been already judged, it just not his time yet.

the man with the demons that seen Jesus, said torment us not before our time, it not their time to burn!!

We All need the Holy GHost, and this i what he does

8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: (

9Of sin, because they believe not on me,

10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more,

11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged(the Devil has already been senteced to Hell)
acts 2,38 repent be baptized in the name of Jesus and filled with the HOly GHost,
---Mel_Reed on 2/4/09

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Salvation is only for human beings. No Atonement was provided by Christ for angels. Those angels who didn't rebel are saved, those that sinned, are lost.
---MarkV. on 2/4/09

There is intense hatred between God and the devil. If Satan wanted to be forgiven, God still wouldn't forgive him. How come? Because Satan is 100% a nothing. In otherwords he is zero. Evil and no count and no good.
---catherine on 2/3/09

A-men Moderator. There is no forgiveness given without the sinner first repenting.
---Eloy on 2/2/09

The Bible is the inspired word of God, and it is already written what is to become of Satan and those who follow him. Humans worship God and we are tried thru trials and tribulation to determine whether or not we are worthy to spend eternity in the Glory of God. Satan (Lucifer) like the other Angels have already been to glory and rejected it. Satan would rather be like God and be praised and worshiped than to praise and worship God. I would encourage all true Christians to pray for all lost souls including Satan, whether or not the forgiveness will actually be granted.
---akim on 2/2/09

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Alyssa:-Satan is responsible for spreading Guile and destruction of thousands of souls He vowed to destroy Gods plans, he has sealed his own fate, he is unrelenting and as the prophecy says 'His head will be crushed'. The Mod is Right."He Dosen't want or seek forgivemess".
---Mic on 1/19/09

I believe that God could forgive Satan unless 1) He commited the unforgivable sin or 2) Satan doesnt want to be forgiven.
---Kassie on 1/19/09

I think its cause he cant probably wrong, as im filled with fault and i wouldnt know anyways...yet i feel compelled to beleieve...and to at least imagine...a heaven where even lucifer could be found...that he, as he was at a point in his existence...was happy there...forever...rather than banished to hell to suffer and be without god for saddens me to imagine any being to do that, and he without doubt must suffer more than any other.
---tony on 11/26/08

Satan is not any of our concern. It is not for us to tell God, what he should or should not do concerning Satan. Jude 1:9 God is just. Revelation 15:3 Proverbs3:5 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not onto your own understanding. People need to repent and believe in Jesus as their saviour. People need the Lord, that is our concern.
---Ulrika on 5/3/08

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He is not sorry for his devlishness! He likes to do evil and to tell lies. That has become his bag. He is proud of it and it is that pride that did hiom in! P.
---Pierre on 5/23/07

Satan is the epitome of pride, arrogance. Pride and arrogance leads to jealousy which ultimately leads to rebellion. His rebellion was to cause as many of GOD's children to deviate from his straight path as possible in order to usurp HIS throne. Satan's pride and nature prevents him from submitting and asking for forgiveness. For this, GOD had condemned him.
---Kimberly on 1/9/07

By the way, Satan is exceedingly wise. He knows GOD's words as well as GOD Himself. He chose to do wrong just like we are given that choice to do right or wrong.
---Kimberly on 1/9/07

When you look at spiritual laws, you can understand why it was necessary for Jesus to die for us in order for God to erase our sins as non-jews. Jesus didn't die for Satan. No Satan is ALREADY comdemned. It's not like he's repentant anyway.
---Okebaram on 5/18/06

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Because Satan never asked. Just like Judas didn't ask to be forgiven. Luke 17:3. Is a good example. Satan never repented.
---Rebecca_D on 3/9/06

A pardon has been issued by Jesus Christ for all who would accept the conditions of it. Surely Satan is included in the offer. He just doesn't want a pardon, he wants to be God. That's scripture.
---mikefl on 3/8/06

Dorlory, I meant we don't need to be concerned with why God does not forgive Satan. God is all knowing and all wise. God knows what he is doing. The angels that fell along with Satan, don't get a second chance.
---Ulrika on 3/8/06

I agree M.P. When Jesus returns, He is going to eliminate EVERY ASPECT of evil. It will no longer exist in anyone or anything. That's the purpose of the NEW HEAVEN & EARTH. To totally enilate the pure nature of evil. regardless if it's in man or Satan and his demons. IT WILL BE NO MORE!!!
---Fred_S. on 3/8/06

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I believe the answer to your question is, yes, God can(or could) forgive Satan, and the angels that joined him in his rebellion. God chose, for reasons that He doesn't have any obligation to share with any of us, not to even consider an option of salvation for the angels. Who are we to question God's motive or purity of intent? He is completely sovereign and has no need to answer any of our questions.

Moderator - Satan in the angels are in rebellion; there is nothing to forgive. Rebellion will not enter heaven.
---tommy3007 on 3/8/06

The book of Revelation is exactly that - a revelation, of things to come. It is there that we read that the Devil and all his angels are cast into the lake of fire. If there were a possibility of him being forgiven why would we be able to read of what his end will be? The bible doesn't give us a choice of 2 different endings.
---M.P. on 3/8/06

Christ died for mankind, created in the image of God. No other created being is created that way, nor are any worthy of accepting the Atonement made for humanity, alone.

Therefore with angels, it is once fallen, always fallen.

One important part of the Atonement seldom brought out is that the blood of Christ cleanses the sin-marred image of God in mankind.
---John_T on 3/8/06

1. Forgiveness is one of the benefits of the death of Christ on the Cross, which is available to those who believe in Christ.
2. He does not have a part in the redemptive work of Grace, which is meant for Adam and his fallen brethren, and not for angels, whether faithful or fallen, I Peter 1:12B.
3. He has not repented and never will.
4. Although God is forgiving, He is also righteous in judgement; and finally
5. He has already been judged at the cross of calvary, John 16:11.
---Emmanuel on 3/8/06

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Because Satan has narcissistic pride, and he refuses to repent; and there is absolutely no forgiveness to any one who refuses to get right with the Lord.
---Eloy on 3/8/06

Actually, Ulrika, the Bible does tell us that we need to concern ourselves with Satan ... at least to some extent. We need to know about Satan and how he works so that we won't be outwitted by him (2 Corinthians 2:11).

Alyssa, I once heard a preacher say that Satan and sin are virtually synonymous. If you think about Satan in this way, it may help you understand why he wouldn't ask for forgiveness. He IS sin.
---DoryLory on 3/8/06

Satan sealed his fate when he rebelled in pride against Holy God. Satan is past the point of no return. He would not return if he could. He seeks to be God.
When you use the word "if" it sounds like you may not think that God is so forgiving. I hope that is not the case.
---Elder on 3/7/06

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