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I believe in satan but have problems believing in God why is that?

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Thank you for your honest question. It is a very interesting issue that you face and I hope this simple answer can help you re-evaluate why you can believe in satan but not in God.

Satan had originally been revealed to mankind through the writings in the Holy Bible. God used this book to tell people about how satan rebelled against God and was thrown out of heaven:

“How you are fallen from heaven,
O Day Star, son of Dawn (Satan)!
How you are cut down to the ground,
you who laid the nations low!
 You said in your heart,
 ‘I will ascend to heaven;
above the stars of God
 I will set my throne on high;
I will sit on the mount of assembly
in the far reaches of the north;
 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High. ’
 But you are brought down to Sheol,
to the far reaches of the pit" (Isaiah 14:12-15)

Satan tried to make himself greater than God and was thrown out of heaven.

The only reason we know anything about satan is that God told us. He told us to warn us.

He also tells us in the Bible that satan is a liar. He wants to deceive people away from God. This is exactly what you are experiencing.

"He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44)

Therefore if you can believe in satan, by the same rule you should also believe in God. God has also revealed himself to us through the Holy Bible. Consider these verses about God and satan:

Be sober- minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion forever and ever (1 Peter 5:8-11)

Satan is described as man's adversary who destroys.

God is described as all grace, in whom we can have eternal glory in Christ. He wants to restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you. God deserves all the glory for the great things he has done for us.

Can I encourage you to consider how amazing God's love is for you? He send his only Son Jesus to die for the wrong that you have done which separates you from Him.

I do hope this general answer to your question goes some way to helping you find peace with God through Jesus Christ our Lord. If you want to know more about what Jesus has done for you please watch the video on the main part of our site: www.lookingforGod.com

In closing, I want to encourage you to get more involved with your local church. It would be good to speak to a Christian leader or another trusted church individual regarding your question. I know they would be delighted to further answer you as well as offer prayer and support as you continue your spiritual journey: www.lookingforgod.com/churchfinder

Please use our Interactive Answer Matrix and feel free to ask another question. Our helpful staff are praying for you and waiting to try and answer to you from the Bible, and will be delighted to tell you more about Jesus Christ the Lord, the Saviour of the world. www.lookingforgod.com/your-questions

*All Scripture references are taken From The English Standard Version of the Holy Bible unless stated otherwise

*If anything in this answers affects you directly, then please feel free to call our confidential prayer line in the UK on 0845 4567729, where trained Christian volunteers will take your call and pray both for you and with you. If you are outside of the UK then you may submit your request for prayer on line at www.ucb.co.uk/prayerline


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