The following is taken from your own publications. Please read and then let me make my point.
Is blaming the Devil just a device used in an effort to escape from responsibility for bad conditions?
Some people blame the Devil for what they themselves do. In contrast, the Bible shows that humans often bear much of the blame for the badness they experience, whether at the hands of other humans or as a result of their own conduct. (Eccl. 8:9; Gal. 6:7) Yet, the Bible does not leave us ignorant of the existence and devices of the superhuman foe who has brought so much grief to mankind. It shows how we can get out from under his control.
Why did God not destroy Satan promptly after he rebelled?
Serious issues were raised by Satan:
(1) The righteousness and rightfulness of Jehovah’s sovereignty. Was Jehovah withholding from mankind freedom that would contribute to their happiness?
How long will Satan be allowed to mislead mankind?
For evidence that we now live in the last days of Satan’s wicked system of things, see pages 95-98, under “Dates,” and the main heading “Last Days.”
The provision for relief from Satan’s wicked influence is symbolically described in this way:
“I saw an angel coming down out of heaven with the key of the abyss and a great chain in his hand. And he seized the dragon, the original serpent, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. And he hurled him into the abyss and shut it and sealed it over him, that he might not mislead the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After these things he must be let loose for a little while.”
(Rev. 20:1-3) Then what? “The Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulphur.”
(Rev. 20:10) What does that mean? Revelation 21:8 answers: “This means the second death.” He will be gone forever!
Reasoning from the Scriptures 365-366
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