A really hard question on Satan and deception.
You all know that I always have answers for everything but these ones have me stumped.
That or Satan is deceiving me. How could I know?
If angels have free will, why has one never shown themselves?
There are apparently good angels and evil angels that have been renamed as demons.
If either of these showed itself, we could not distinguish it from God himself. No one has ever seen God.
Would we accept it as God and be deceived?
After all, it is said by God that Satan has the power to deceive the whole world.
Knowing this, and knowing that most of the world belongs to one religion or another. It follows that most people in these religions have been deceived.
How then can believers be so sure that they follow the right God?
As scripture indicates that most if not all will be following the wrong God thanks to deception.
Are you somehow immune to Satan, who can deceive the whole world?
If atheists are deceived, then there really is a God.
If believers are deceived, then there really is no God.
If a believer, how do you get around this catch 22.
Are morals the only good way around it?
If so, then if you are a believer that believes that Sodom or the genocide of Noah’s day is good justice, does that mean that you have been deceived?
Because on the face of it, since non believers are a minority and think it evil, then you, as part of the majority and think it good, must be wrong.
Is genocide then a good thing or an evil thing?
Careful, you have definitely been deceived if God was right. Satan has deceived you.