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Does God hate Satan?

I'm really curious, because Jesus once said that we should love our enemies?

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God does not hate Satan, as Satan is one of God's creations. However, God does hate sin, and hates that Satan causes people to sin, but he does not however, hate Satan himself

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Suzie17
I agree
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bob, you are just TOO cool! great answer!! I'm jealous...:-) "which is a sin"...forgive me...;-)
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tere is a difference between envy, and a striving to do better and be like someone else, i think you have the latter of the two, and to be able to improve is always important, if i can serve as an example of a goal to reach, i am honored to do so.
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pb: I constantly try to tell my children this. You don't HATE your brother when he plays with your legos. You hate IT when your brother plays with your legos.

But what does it boil down to? Is there really a difference?
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truly, yes there is, there is a saying, "hate the sin, not the sinner" in other words, hate the fact the action that was taken, not the person who made the action, for instance, i hate it when people have s3x outside of marriage, i condemn that action, because it is contrary to moral law, however, i do not condemn the person who committed that action, i will tell them they were wrong, and that they screwed up, but i will not condemn the actual person, so it boils down to, hating a person for their wrong actions, is wrong in itself, however, noting that an action taken was evil, and making sure that the person who took that action knows it was evil, so that they may try to avoid it in the future, is a work of mercy, "educate the ignorant".
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Your moral law conflicts with the rest of humanity's 'natural law'.

That said, I also feel monogamy is important. It breeds (heh) social cohesion. However, once two people love each other, I see absolutely nothing wrong with sex outside of "marriage". You may call that a Christian institution, but what it really is, is a pagan ritual co-opted for Christianity's sake.
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i disagree, with you on the last parts, but we should probably just agree to disagree. I attempt to hold myself to a higher standard, i will stick with my moral code, and also,since so many people no longer know what love truly is, it creates several issues
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This is getting interesting. :)
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Agreeing to disagree would make ask.com obsolete. At least in the Q&A Community...
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but i'm fairly certain that in this case, neither of us will change the other's opinion, so i see no point in arguing, given that it would be fruitless for either party.
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how old are you?
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Well, he's a boy and I'm a man.

Just joshing.
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that answered my question -_-
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not really though
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i'm 15 sunny
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I'm over 30. Don't trust me.
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Isn't it amazing to see a 15 yr old making the choice to live such a high standard? Its awesome and I'm amazed. My husband and I had this kind of standard, too. But. Its lacking today. Preppy...you r like a dream of what I'd want as a son in law. Iv told my girls about u, :).
The easy way is to just have sex with whomever and whenever. Who has self control these days? And grown men certainly don't seem to care about self control.
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i like to think that others hold themselves to the same standard and that i am not quite so alone in the standard that while self control is often left in the shadows, it is the greatest of virtues, for when one has self mastery, over his physical body, emotions, and mental capabilities, he surpasses his regular limits in almost all things, pushing himself to even higher peaks and breaking limits even further, in a never ending pursuit of getting as close to perfection as possible, that is how i wish to become a better man, and i like to think, hope, and pray, that at least a good number of young men such as myself, share these principles with me.
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I just mentioned this on another question/answer/thread, lololo. Preppy is simply too young to be praised for his "high standard".
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@ preppyboy, u seem very wise for your age :) wow.
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Novelty...how often do u hear grown men speak this way.? Sunny is correct.:)
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I meant that if pb is 15, he's too young to have decided to give his life over to the service of the Lord. We don't even let people drive at that age, nor vote, nor smoke, nor drink. Religion is far more detrimental that any of those!
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Way too young....wow. my husband was li,e 5 or 6 when he chose to follow christ.and still is strong. Has he questioned things he was taught growing up? Absolutely...more than anyone will know. And he is smarter all the more and has an answer to what he believes. He's great St debating....:)
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Novel, the words of St. Thomas Aquinas are applicable here, "the age of the spirit must never be confused with the age of the physical body", you have a nasty habit of confusing my physical age, with the age of my spirit, and as Christ said, children will inherit the kingdom of heaven, also consider the words of great philosophers "out of the mouths of babes comes the truth". That you wish to target my age and say that i am not qualified for something due to it, shows a massive insecurity on your part.
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Amen, prep. The way u write...hard to see u as a child anyhow. He he. I'm reading a book about a pastor who died. His heart was flatlined for 7 min. He puts it..."we are spirit beings having a temporarily human experience. ...."
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exactly, it takes me back to a homily given by a priest who is also a friend of mine, named Fr. Issac, during his homliy he asked a very important question that has kept me on the track i want to be on, "are we bodies that happen to have souls, or souls that happen to have bodies?" , the answer to this question is that we are souls who happen to have bodies, our place, ultimately does not lie in this finite world, but in the infinite and eternal world of Heaven, in the presence of God.
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Yes. I also read about a young man who was fighting in war and died at the age of 20. He hasn't even realized he had died. As got out of his hospital because and went out into the hallway to try and talk with the nurses and dr. They couldn't see him and he was walking right thru them. He then realized he must be dead. He went back into his room and the son of God came in bright light. He told God that he was too young to die. Jesus said, " no you aren't. No one is too young to die. We are all briefly here getting ready to pass on to thru the thresh hold.'. This amazed me BC so often we think how ubfare when someone young dies or when a child dies. But not in the eyes of God.
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yes, i have heard many of these stories, of people flat-lining and coming back from the very edges of death, and they are so beyond inspirational to me, because it shows God manifesting himself in a vivid and visible way, to us, even now in this present age.
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I understand...and yet many people do. The pastor who flatlined for 7 min. Said that He heard the audible voice of God...which he had never heard nor knew anyone who had heard. Said it sounded like the voice of a hundred friends talking in harmonious unison. It was comforting and familiar yet also earthshaking. I read a couple of books a pastor wrote who currently pastors a church in California. I finally had the privilege to go visit just a month ago. His church experiences healing and manifestations on a regular basis. In his book he says he had been praying for months the to have more of His power, then one night, in the middle of the night, God came to him. He days he experienced His raw power and it was the most wonderful and horrible experience he had ever had. He felt like he was going to die or be a quadripalegic for the rest of his life during his presence. It was after this, that his church started seeing miracles on a regular basis. It was pretty neat. The Fri. Night we were visiting, many people were healed.
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amazing, truly amazing :)
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Oh..yes. sorry about all my misspelled words. I'm using this notepad rather than a keyboard to type and it puts out wrong words. Driving me nuts. Lol
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no problem, i can pretty much translate most autocorrects into what they are supposed to be, so it isn't a big deal.
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lol Yeah..I know. Oh..another that I want to share because it's very cool. I know a young guy, probably in his early 20's and about a year or so ago, he was living in the same city as that church in California....although it wasn't his home church. Anyhow, he was in a coffee shop with a friend and decided to prayed for his friends arm/hand. It literally started growing out and being healed. It grew out a few inches. It was truly amazing. The whole cafe was in an uproar. God can use any of us. :)
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Fanciful stories. Lies, basically.
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so miracles that hundreds of people witness, are lies just because you think it "just can't be"? i think you believe this due to the fact that you can't comprehend that God is outside the limits of your logic and human perception.
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I have often heard that Jesus and Yahweh are easily accessible, if only one has the right mindset, and a sufficient DESIRE to see.
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truly, any human being who does not wish to see the truth, will not see it, and as God himself is the very incarnation of truth, then yes, one would have to desire to see it, in order to be able to, because if one does not desire the truth, they by default desire to see only lies, and so their imperfect human perception will show them such lies.
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God who?

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Yes
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O.o
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Is is Light Yagami?
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O.o
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Is there something that you want to say?
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Is that so?
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LOL what??
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I don't know what you are saying?
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I dot know what YOUR saying O.o
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*dont
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Don't mock me.
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WHat? Why would I do that? -.o
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Why not?
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idk u tell ME
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Lol ^
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I don't know about you, but I did not come out of a man. My mommy created me, actually.
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God did LOL
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Derek54

That is a very good question. there isnt really any textual evidence that openly states that God HATES satan, but i cant imagine that He really likes satan very much either, after all, He did kick him out of heaven for rebelling against Him.

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I don't think it's in God's character to hate anyone. He hates the evil acts, but not the individual that commits the evil acts.

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THaNK you :)
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Suzie17
Amen
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no. he's disappointed with him

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what do you think ....?!

Allah says :

( 11 ) And We have certainly created you, [O Mankind], and given you [human] form. Then We said to the angels, "Prostrate to Adam"; so they prostrated, except for Iblees. He was not of those who prostrated.

( 12 ) [Allah] said, "What prevented you from prostrating when I commanded you?"
[Satan] said, "I am better than him. You created me from fire and created him from clay."

( 13 ) [Allah] said, "Descend from Paradise, for it is not for you to be arrogant therein. So get out; indeed, you are of the debased.

( 14 ) [Satan] said, "Reprieve me until the Day they are resurrected."

( 15 ) [Allah] said, "Indeed, you are of those reprieved."

( 16 ) [Satan] said, "Because You have put me in error, I will surely sit in wait for them on Your straight path.

( 17 ) Then I will come to them from before them and from behind them and on their right and on their left, and You will not find most of them grateful [to You]."

( 18 ) [Allah] said, "Get out of Paradise, reproached and expelled. Whoever follows you among them - I will surely fill Hell with you, all together."

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okay thanks
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welcome , :)
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Did you actually read that Sunny Sonny???....jw
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no LOL
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I dunno ren, most people aren't Muslim. Is verse 17 Allah talking, or Satan? I guess if it's Satan talking, it still makes sense.

A full Hell sounds about right. lol
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in verse 17 satan is talking...,and yes " most people aren't Muslim " , in fact most most people are not believers ,, Allah says :

( 103 ) And most of the people, although you strive [for it], are not believers.

Quran(12:103)
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Yeah. I heard this was Allah's doing, too. He is one, who in His All-Perfect Knowledge turned my heart away from His own Self, and covered my eyes, so I can never hope to see! Ha!
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well, no, as you are alive , you still have a chance... you can believe and you can disbelieve ,it is your choice and you will be asked about it ...
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Allah says :

( 40 ) Indeed, Allah does not do injustice, [even] as much as an atom's weight; while if there is a good deed, He multiplies it and gives from Himself a great reward. Quran (4:40)

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Allah says :

( 125 ) So whoever Allah wants to guide - He expands his breast to [contain] Islam; and whoever He wants to misguide - He makes his breast tight and constricted as though he were climbing into the sky. Thus does Allah place defilement upon those who do not believe.

( 126 ) And this is the path of your Lord, [leading] straight. We have detailed the verses for a people who remember. Quran (6:125-126)
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2:6-7 As for the Disbelievers, Whether thou warn them or thou warn them not it is all one for them; they believe not. Allah hath sealed their hearing and their hearts, and on their eyes there is a covering. Theirs will be an awful doom.

Kind of sounds like even though I don't study the Qur'an, I'm still right. Weird.
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well im catholic so i dont understand any of the above lol ^
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well, there is something strange... if you really believe in this verse ...that you your heart is sealed ...,why don't you believe in other verses like that there is no God except Allah ...?! or do you believe in some verses and disbelieve in some ...?! ,but whatever you can't truly know that your heart is sealed ... and if you seek and ask Allah for guidance ,you will surely find the way ...

Allah says :

( 186 ) And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided. Quran (2:186)
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@sunnysonny , the words are in English , i suppose you could understand them...
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I'm only using your Book to discuss with you. I'm going on the assumption that YOU believe it's true. Whether I believe it or not is immaterial.
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well, for me , i told you what i know , if your are arguing with me about thing that you don't believe it , then the argument from first is useless ... but , whatever , you are right that there are some people that will not believe what ever they see of signs or what ever they were told , but about their hearts being sealed ... it is not something obligatory that Allah cause it on ,but it is a recompense for their disbelieving ... what i mean that it is not " that their heart are sealed " the reason for disbelieving , but after they had disbelieved and determined on disbelieving that was their penalty ... all what i hope that you are not from those who Allah says about them :

( 95 ) And never be of those who deny the signs of Allah and [thus] be among the losers.

( 96 ) Indeed, those upon whom the word of your Lord has come into effect will not believe,

( 97 ) Even if every sign should come to them, until they see the painful punishment. Quran (10:95-97)
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I do not think God would waste his time....He got other stuff to do......And to answer your question God is Love....He cannot HATE....

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De nada....
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Well, Satan is the only example. God used to love him, but then he thought he was better than God and sinned against him. He is one of God's creation.

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Thanks thats what i needed to know :)
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your welcome
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DolceMonserrat7

No He doesn't.

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Bible doesn't come out and say it but out does say God hated Esau. He is a God of judgment and justice though.

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God doesnt hate.

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When the Bible does speak of God hating, the object of God’s hatred is usually sin and wickedness. Among the things God hates are idolatry (Deuteronomy 12:31; 16:22) and those who do evil (Psalm 5:4-6; 11:5). Proverbs 6:16-19 outlines seven things the Lord hates: pride, lying, murder, evil plots, those who love evil, false witness, and troublemakers. Notice that this passage does not include just things that God hates; it includes people as well.

The question that begs to be answered at this point is why does God hate these things? God hates them because they are contrary to His nature—God’s nature being holy, pure and righteous. In fact, David writes, “For you are not a God who delights in wickedness; evil may not dwell with you” (Psalm 5:4 emphasis added). God is holy and hates sin. If He did not hate sin, He would not be holy. God is love, but He is also wrath, justice, and vengeance. But His wrath is a holy wrath and His justice and vengeance are holy as well.

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God probably TOTALLY desires that Lucifer worship Him. It probably drives Him CRAZY that Satan does not, in fact, worship Him (in fact, Lucifer/Satan causes the majority of living humans NOT to worship Him). Talk about a troubled existence!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_G9awnDCmg

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Nov that was great. The Devil's 3 of a kind caught me by surprise, but what else could it have been? Left me laughing. I think you posted links to this sort of thing elsewhere. I must view a few more. On an everyday level, humour beats argument time after time.

Thanks for the entertaining answer.
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If I can quote my friend Waldorff, who answered this exact same question last March, "Since they're both imaginary beings I should think they'd get along very well together."

The idea of God to hating Satan is as unreasonable as Santa hating the Easter Bunny.

Go and click the link on Noveltman's answer. It's very clever and very funny.
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Oops, sorry. That should have been an answer.
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He wants our love but He doesn't need it.
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If I can quote my friend Waldorff, who answered this exact same question last March, "Since they're both imaginary beings I should think they'd get along very well together."

The idea of God to hating Satan is as unreasonable as Santa hating the Easter Bunny.

Go and click the link on Noveltman's answer. It's very clever and very funny.

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Ever seen a tiger blush?
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No, but I once had one pee on me. I was trying to photograph it at a country zoo and it turned its back. Even when it raised its tail I didn't realise what it had in mind and leapt to the side just a moment too late. At least, it missed the camera.
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Australia's Funniest Home Videos, anyone?
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Maybe 8<{ Certainly, Daizy thought it was funny.
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totally off topic LOL
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It was certainly that, Sunny.
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Haven't seen that one before. Owl?
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God does not love Satan, and neither should we. God cannot love that which is evil and unholy, and Satan embodies all of that. He is the enemy (1 Peter 5:8); the evil one (Matthew 6:13); the father of lies and a murderer (John 8:44); the accuser of God's people (Revelation 12:10); the tempter (1 Thessalonians 3:5); proud, wicked and violent (Isaiah 14:12-15); a deceiver (Acts 13:10); a schemer (Ephesians 6:11); a thief (Luke 8:12); and many more evil things. He is, in fact, everything that God hates. The heart of Satan is fixed and confirmed in his hatred of God, his judgment is final, and his destruction is sure. Jesus' command that we love our enemies (Matthew 5:44) is meant to govern interpersonal relationships in this world. We love God, and we love people (even our enemies), who are made in God's image. Angels are not made in God's image. We are never told to love the holy angels, and we are certainly never told to love the evil angels.http://www.gotquestions.org/does-God-love-Satan.html

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We are told to not bow down (worship)to angels because they are created beings. But we can love them!!
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I believe that angels would want us to direct our love and worship to God as they do.
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I have been told by christians that God loves all his creation, so therefore, he must love Satan. However, I more so agree with Dodgy's answer.

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Of course not, God created Satan.

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Here's how I know he doesn't hate him. GOD IS LOVE
Gods furious with him & has sentenced him to death though.

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A question: why would Allah ask satan to bow down to Adam! That would be contrary to his commandment( if Islam says To bow only to Allah!???)

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