Summary: God has areason for all things.
WHY IS SATAN ALLOWED TO CONTINUE
1st Peter1:1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
1:8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
1:9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.
1:10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:
1:11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.
1:12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven; which things the angels desire to look into.
1:13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
His Character is
Enemy of all good accuser of God and Man
Father of all lies
A murdered sower of discord
1st Sinner 1st Rebel 1st To Consecrate Himself
1st To wage war on all society
Isaiah 14:14:12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
He is cunning Wicked A coward Tempter Thief No principle
(1) To develope character & faith in the beleiver
(2) To keep the believer humble
(3) To provide conflict for saints so they may keep their record and overcome
1st John 2:15
(4) To demonstrate the power of God over satan
(5) tTo bring affiction people to repentance
1st Corinthians 5:1-6
(6) To purge man of possibility of falling in the eternal future.