Why Didn't God Destroy Satan?

Updated: Dec 6, 2020

I am a converted Seventh-day Adventist (SDA) Christian. In 2009, just a few months before our wedding day, I was baptized. And from then on, I abandoned my previous religious Catholic beliefs.

SDAs go to church on the Sabbath (Saturday). Our beliefs are based on both the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible.

No Law of God must be changed or removed by anyone except by God Himself. We believe that the BIBLE is the ultimate source of our knowledge about who God is and what He expects from His people.

SDAs are popularly known to:

  • Keep the Lord's day, which is Sabbath or Saturday, holy-- just as Jesus Christ, our God, did while He was on earth. See Genesis 2:3, Exodus 20:10, Luke 4:16.

  • Don't eat unclean food such as pork, shrimp, octopus, fishes without scales, crabs, snakes, rabbits, and many more. See Leviticus 11.

  • Do not pray to people dead or alive, such as what others call saints, and do not pray or have graven images in churches. See Leviticus 26:1, Exodus 20:4.

  • Believe that Jesus is the SOLE MEDIATOR between God the Father and humankind. And no one else. See related article: Why Should Christians Not Pray To Mary and the saints?

These are just some of the beliefs of Seventh-day Adventist Christians (SDAs). You can read here our 28 Fundamental Beliefs. All of which are truly based on the Holy Bible.

What I mentioned earlier are just the introduction of what this article is about.

A few nights ago, my husband and I were talking about God. Out of nowhere, this question bothered me:

Why Doesn't God Destroy Satan Yet?

"Why Doesn't God Destroy Satan Yet?"
"Why Doesn't God Destroy Satan Yet?"

I admit that since I'm a converted SDA Christian, my faith has been being tested from time to time. But thanks and praises to our Almighty Father, He never fails to keep me from turning away from Him.

My husband gave me so many answers. He felt the devil is once again there to move us away from God.

My husband, Mike, told me that killing Satan after he committed treason could result to a bad image of God among the angels and all His other creations. His other creatures could think that that he is an unjust God. I even told him I think that's totally unfair.

Why would God allow so many people to be cheated and tricked by Satan? Many people have fallen into sin. Many committed heinous crimes such as killing their own father, mother, wife or even children. Addiction, poverty, depression, wars, corruption, fraud, and many more evil things are occurring in every part of this planet right now at this moment.

The culprit? It's because men have fallen into sin. Satan is always there to tempt and get those who are weak in their faiths. Satan is always there to devour the wicked ones.

Many innocent lives have been lost, and will still be lost in the future. Many righteous men and women fall into temptations and become unrighteous.

Why does God allow all these things to happen?

A few more minutes with our conversation, my husband told me, "Honey, I'm sorry but you cannot change my mind. You cannot influence my faith and make me think that God is an unjust God. For He is not."

I didn't want to argue. I turned around and closed my eyes. Just as I was about to fall asleep, God gave me the answer!

He didn't speak to me directly, but I believe HE WANTED me to realize something.

I thought...


Lucifer (Satan), the morning star, is a beautiful angel. He had the privilege to live with God. He was loved by God. But because of his pride and jealousy with God, he fell into sin. Read Isaiah 14, Isaiah 14:12.

God, out of his pure love for all His creations, has given us the free will to choose between good and evil. That privilege does not exempt even the angels as we read in the book of Isaiah.

I personally believe (this is my opinion) that God does not kill or destroy Satan yet because He wants to be sure only the purest and the holiest creations will enjoy eternal life.

God allows us to live on Earth, a battleground of faith, so we can be tested and strengthened. When Jesus returns here on Earth to claim His people, we want to be among that group. Don't we?

God will claim only those children who have proven themselves worthy of His gloriousness.

For OUR GOD has said in Revelation 14:12:

“Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

Furthermore, God delivered us this message (Revelation 22:11):

“He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.”

I hope that God's words will change your life too.

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