Why does God keep devil and demons alive?


#1

According to the state of current world, I’m thinking there are devil and demons still exist on the earth. They are doing rampage against humans probably.
If so, why is it allowed? Does God want devil and demons to test people as much as possible?


#2

They assist him in providing contrast to humans.


#3

Saint Padre Pio stated that there are so many demons that if every single one stood up as the size of a grain of sand, it would blot out the sun.


#4

Angels are immortal, they will never die. This includes the fallen angels.


#5

The demons are powerless against the faithful in a state of grace.
St. Michael the Archangel, Defend us in battle, Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke Him, we humbly pray, And do thou, Oh Prince of the heavenly host, By the power of God Cast into hell, Satan and all the evil spirits, Who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls.


#6

If God is almighty, logically, God has the ability to delete devil. Regardless of their immortality.
At least, God can quarantine them to other place where can’t reach to humans.
Whenever God want.


#7

And that quarantine will happen at the end of time. The quarantine is called hell, it was designed for the fallen angels. Sadly, some humans will chose that place over eternity with God, but, it was not intended for humans :frowning:


#8

Preservation of free will and crowning of the victorious.

Catechism

414 Satan or the devil and the other demons are fallen angels who have freely refused to serve God and his plan. Their choice against God is definitive. They try to associate man in their revolt against God.

1861 Mortal sin is a radical possibility of human freedom, as is love itself. It results in the loss of charity and the privation of sanctifying grace, that is, of the state of grace. If it is not redeemed by repentance and God’s forgiveness, it causes exclusion from Christ’s kingdom and the eternal death of hell, for our freedom has the power to make choices for ever, with no turning back. However, although we can judge that an act is in itself a grave offense, we must entrust judgment of persons to the justice and mercy of God.

Council of Trent, Session V, Decree on Justification (excerpt):

But this holy council perceives and confesses that in the one baptized there remains concupiscence or an inclination to sin, which, since it is left for us to wrestle with, cannot injure those who do not acquiesce but resist manfully by the grace of Jesus Christ; indeed, he who shall have striven lawfully shall be crowned.


#9

Thanks for posted, everyone. I did read all the comments :grinning:


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