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Like other claims of the Christian worldview, the existence of a subordinate, personal, evil being can be argued without relying on the Biblical record. But while it is reassuring to note our faith is reasonable and logical, natural revelation does have its limits. The clearest and fullest claims related to the nature of Satan come not from our reasoning ability, but from the Word of God. The Bible has much to say about the nature of Satan, and God’s special revelation affirms what we have already surmised from God’s natural revelation:
Satan is a Subordinate, Created Being
After reasoning through the possible existence of an Evil Power in the universe, we arrived at the conclusion this being would (by necessity) be subordinate to a Good Power. The Bible affirms this truth, describing Satan as one of many angels originally created by God for a good purpose:
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