Can the devil ever be forgiven?

asked by Bailey Hook

Sorry this took so long to answer.

God is sovereign and thus can do as He wants to do, He can forgive whom ever he chooses. We are fortunate that he is also Holy, Just, and Forgiving otherwise we could not find forgiveness. So the short answer is yes, even Satan can be forgiven. However, to receive God’s free gift of grace and forgiveness you have to repent, turn from your wrong ways and ask. The Bible is God’s complete story from beginning to end and in it we can see that Satan never repents, never ask for God’s grace. In Isaiah 14 12-19 we can see what Satan is ultimately after, this account of Satan by the way was the story of Satan’s fall prior to Adam’s original sin, revealed to Isaiah in his time by the Holy Spirit. These are called the four great “I will’s” italics are my comments!

 12 How you have fallen from heaven, O morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! 13 You said in your heart, “I will ascend to heaven; (Satan wants to rule in Heaven) I will raise my throne above the stars of God; (the “stars of God” are angels so Satan wants to rule above all the Angels) I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, (Satan wants to sit in judgment of us as we are the assembly) on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain.14 I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.” (Satan wants to sit on God’s very throne, he want to be God.)  15 But you are brought down to the grave, to the depths of the pit. 16 Those who see you stare at you, they ponder your fate: “Is this the man who shook the earth and made kingdoms tremble, 17 the man who made the world a desert, who overthrew its cities and would not let his captives go home?”

 Satan’s tussle with God may have started here but it took its big turn when he asked to Eve questions similar to those he still asks today. Satan’s end however has already been written in God’s book, so we know without a doubt that Satan’s fate has already been determined not by a choice of God but by a choice of Satan. While Satan’s story has been written and sealed in the book, ours is still not final. So the question is, since your are destined for eternity are you going to spend that eternity with God or with Satan.

 Revelation 20: 2-3, 10

2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, 3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season. 10 And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.