If we know that the gates of Heaven will prevail, that Jesus will redeem our sins and the end of time will result in God’s triumph, why does the devil still try? Does the devil know the outcome? Does he understand that God will prevail?
I guess it is much easier for me to understand God’s permittance of the devil’s attempts, because then God can see which of us really love God. But my confusion lies with the devil’s continual attempts if he knows of his failure in the final outcome.