Does Satan love Jesus?

Isn’t a follower of Jesus somebody who simply acknowledges him as ‘Lord’ and behaves as though this is so? Is that what God really wants from us?

If you answered ‘yes’, then what is the problem with Satan?…

‘When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, ”What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beg thee, torment me not.” ‘ Luke 8:28

Here is external worship. The devil is religious; he prays: he prays in a humble posture; he falls down before Christ, he lies prostrate; he prays earnestly, he cries with a loud voice; he uses respectable, honourable, adoring expressions – ‘Jesus, thou Son of God most high’… Nothing was wanting but love. (From The Good God by Mike Reeves, 2012)

Becoming a follower of Jesus causes a change in heart, rather than simply a change in actions. God wants our love, not for us to mindlessly carry out religious acts because we feel we have to. I dread to think of a God who gets kicks out of that.

The triune God is a million miles away from a ‘policeman in the sky’. I’ll be posting more on this at some point…

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6 thoughts on “Does Satan love Jesus?

  1. This is really interesting! I never really thought about it, I guess Satan could still be Christian, even though he stands for everything that Jesus is against. It still doesn’t mean he can’t be Christian!

    • Hi Vinny–Satan isn’t a human being (he was an angelic being created by God); therefore he cannot be Christian. (And, it was pride that got him thrown out of heaven–he wanted to be God.) Also, angels, even fallen angels, are not the reason Jesus Christ went to the cross. No, the cross is for humans–a place of redemption for those of us (human beings, not angelic beings) who believe (John 3:16-18). ~Sara

  2. I will definitely be looking forward to your thoughts in future posts! ~Sara

  3. I never really read the bible front to end. So I’m not too crazy into religion in that sense. I would think that he could still be Christian, if he was an angel. He could still formulate an opinion and a belief. I really don’t get too too crazy about religion. You can live by to the books and I think it’s good to some degree, but you also need to be able to come up with ideas and opinions on your own. Sorry, kinda rambled there 😛

  4. I think we should define “What it is to be a Christian” in order to make any rational assessment here.

  5. Thanks for the interest! I was trying to get accross a point about external worship… however it was a little confusing; I shouldn’t have used the whole Satan Christian thing! Hopefully the ammended post might make more sense. 🙂

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