=06convert-Depends on how you look at it.
I beleive one day Jesus will return and all sin and evil will be completely abolished. Why he doesn't do it right now? I don't know. I trust that he has a good reason though.
Another thought is that God created angels to me immortal. So satan simply can't be killed by design.
Anyone else have a theory?
We know that “That God is in charge.” In fact everything that happens in our lives is either Caused by God, or Permitted by God for our possible sanctification and HIS Glorification. No matter how seemingly insignificant it is.
So the answer lies in the Divine Nature of God, and how God choose to Create us in His Very Nature. The difference being that God is Perfect, and we are very-imperfect. That too is God’s plan.
Gen. 1: 26 *“Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, after our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth."
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.”
How are we “like God?” We are like God who is “Spirit” in that God gifts each of us with a mind, a intellect, a freewill and a soul, which are all “Spiritual Things” and cannot come from our parents.
Further, humanity alone on earth are so gifted. Why is this?
Because these gifts are so precious in the Will of God that they are given with a very precise use in mind, which He tells us through His Divinely Inspired Words, in the Bible. This can be summed up as “Do good and avoid evil.” Psalm 34: 14 "Depart from evil, and do good;"
Romans 14: 11 “for it is written, "As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall give praise to God."
Isaiah 43: 7 “every one who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made." V. 21 the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise.”
So why Satan? Because God gives us these Spiritual Gifts, He desires that we FREELY choose to prove our love for Him. So God gives us at the same time Satanic temptations towards evil, and an understanding of “good,” allowing us to freely choose, either the Good or the evil. It is our choice, our decision, and God provides sufficient grace for us to “choose the good” but also allows us to too say NO TO GOD and chose evil.
Evil exist so God who constantly is asking us: “How much do you love me?” and we can freely choose to say to God: “God I love you this much!” And then prove it by our choice.
Love and prayers,