I heard a questions recently, which I’ve never heard before… “Would God forgive Satan if he asked for forgiveness?”
Hmm… very interesting question. One that got me thinking. Hmm… thinking to myself, would God forgive Satan if he asked for forgiveness?
Looking to the Bible, we all know the fate of Satan. So, he’ll never be in Heaven, but the question about would God forgive him if he asked for forgiveness… I’d have to say I think so, and here’s why.
If we look at Luke 16:19-31, Jesus talks about a rich man dressed in purpled and fine linen while living in luxury while there was a beggar named Lazarus at the rich man’s gate.
Eventually Lazarus dies and the angels carry him to Abraham’s side. Then the rich man dies and he’s in hell, where he’s in torment.
The rich man looks up and see’s Lazarus by Abraham’s side and says, “Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.” (24)
Abraham then goes on to tell the rich man how he received good things in life and Lazarus received the bad. Now Lazarus is comforted and the rich man is in agony.(25-26)
The rich man then begs Abraham to send Lazarus to his father’s house and warn his five brothers so that they will not also come to the place of torment. (27)
Abraham tells the rich man, “They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.” (29)
“No, father Abraham,” the rich man said, “but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.” (30)
Abraham said to him, “If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.” (31)
There’s quite a bit between the rich man, Lazarus, and Abraham.
But there is one thing that really strikes me… How come the rich man never asked for forgiveness? How come he never told Lazarus he was sorry for not helping him?
Instead, the rich man asks for some water to cool his tongue and to warn his brothers so they don’t end up in agony with him.
This all gets me thinking… the rich man never wanted to be forgiven. It’s almost as if he feels he didn’t do anything wrong.
It’s like if you don’t want to be with Jesus now, why would you want to spend eternity with him? I can’t imagine anyone going to Hell and then asking for forgiveness. But………… if they did ask forgives, would God forgive them?
In verse 26, Abraham does say, “besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.”
So, whether you go to Heaven or Hell when you die, it’s where you’re going to spend eternity.
I think if Satan was to ask God for forgiveness he would forgive him, but Satan will never ask for it. Nor, do I think anyone who goes to Hell will ask for forgiveness either. Kind of like being set in there ways.
Curious to know your thoughts. Do you think if Satan was to ask God for forgiveness that He would forgive him? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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