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Christians i just read this Mark Twain quote (read below)

it says "But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?" is a sin to pray for satan in Christianity ? jw

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If you read Revelation, you’ll see that Satan will perish. He’s not going to turn around. The only reason you should pray for him is to pray that he stays at bay. Otherwise, don’t waste your time.

For the Kingdom! - TheSoldierforGod

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If you read Revelation you will see that the Devil is done for. He is not coming back, he will be defeated. He is trying to destroy your life, so just don't.

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When I say coming back I mean stopping his evil ways
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He is the creator of all things evil and he has been spared countless times. He deserves no such blessing

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Satan is a spuritual being not a human. It was lost forever the moment it GOT BANISHED FROM HEAVEN because it claimed equality with God.

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1. When God created all of the Angels, who would ever be created, in the beginning, he created them all good; but, like us, he gave them all free-will, so that they could choose to do either good or evil, could choose to love him in return, or to not love him in return, for having given them life.
2. God then required an act of obedience and submission of them, by which they could love him back, but he made them understand that, whether they did it, or refused, it would seal their fate forever.
3. Lucifer was the most intelligent, most powerful, and most beautiful Angel God created, so God made him the chief Angel - he had it made - but all of this made him proud, so he refused to obey, and serve God, thinking he was better than God, could defeat God, and take-over Heaven, making God his servant; and many other Angels followed him.
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Lucifer became Satan (the adversary), and the Devil. He and his followers became the bad angels, whom God had St. Michael the Archangel, a member of the lowest choir of Angels, run the Devil and his demons out of Heaven, because this would annoy the Devil the most; and the bad angels fell to earth, and took it over, so we call them the fallen angels.
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4. God is love, and hates nothing he has created, so God gave the Devil and his demons their own "kingdom" to run - Hell - a miserable place of no love, total hatred, and constant pain, and other suffering, for the humans who go there, who have shown by their lives on earth, that they don't love God, or anyone else, either. So they fit in much better in Hell, than they would in Heaven, where they wouldn't fit in at all, so they're more "comfortable" in Hell.
5. So don't feel sorry for Satan, who had the same opportunity all of the Good Angels had, to live in the complete happiness of Heaven, with God, forever, but decided he could do better than that. He has his own kingdom to run now, which is what he wanted; and he will be king there, forever. It makes no sense to pray for him, or his demons, because it wouldn't help them at all. It makes no sense to pray for the humans in Hell either, because it wouldn't help them, even if we knew who any of them are, which we don't. 'Nuff said?
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Satan is not a person but a spirit. An analogy of this is another phrase "who prayers for the welfare of hatred? doesn't hatred need prayer more than anything or anybody else?" etc... you can see that hatred cannot be prayed for or supported because hatred always opposes love and goodness and god (unless is' hatred of adultery etc...)

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We sometimes get the impression that God and Satan are two nearly equal opposing forces continually battling for control of the universe. The truth is that this battle is as the battle between an ant and an elephant. The ant may be fiercely shaking his little fist at the elephant, but the elephant goes blithely on doing what elephants do and the ant is powerless to stop him. At any moment of the elephant's choosing, his huge foot will come down, stomp the ant, and grind him into the dust.http://www.blogos.org/christianlifeandgrowth/God-sovereign.html
By being born of a woman, Jesus became a descendant of Adam. He was one of us, so He had the ability to die in our place on the Cross. He did not become an angel and die for them (Hebrews 2:16?17). Although the death, burial, and Resurrection of Christ have far-reaching effects beyond mankind (Romans 8:21), only descendants of Adam can be saved from sin.

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