Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?

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    Who has more control of our thinking; God or Satan?



    I don’t know what God or Satan’s game is, but God giving Satan dominion over our political/physical realm as well as the power to deceive our spiritual/religious realm in us all seems counterintuitive to what a good God would do.

    It seems like God is giving Satan the advantage, in terms of our ability to think without deception or Satan’s undo interference.

    Rev12;9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent,

    called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

    Why did God curse us with Satan and her minions?

    It cannot be to give us free will as none of us have the free will to never sin. If we did have that, we would have some examples of
    people who never sinned.

    On another tangent, scriptures say that God himself put’s lies/deception into his prophets and that he decides who will have faith or not by his doling out grace only to those he has pre-selected and thus denies other the ability to have faith or belief.

    This biblical contradiction, strangely, refutes all that I put above on Satan. Can Christians clear up this contradiction?

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    Why did God curse us with Satan and her minions?
    God and his angel Lucifer got into a big fight and Lucifer fell out of heaven and a bunch of his friends tumbled after him. God sure wasn't going to go after them; they were pains in the ass. And so we deal with them.
     
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    Satan runs this show,,,,,,,,,for now.
     
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    OP: The speaker in your link needs some One A Day's.
     
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    I never really understood why God puts up with Satan's crap.
     
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    You're 99.99% you know who, but I also know that one day, the Light will shine through for you
     
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    Satan made it to the White House.
     
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    ‘The Bible’ Producers Deny Satan Meant to Look Like Obama

    You finally got one right. We had Satan in the White House and now have Donald Trump to undo what he did.

    BTW, the answer to the OP's question is that under free will, YOU have control over your thinking except for the mentally ill who usually have trouble with their thinking.

    As to how Satan gained his powers over humans, it has to do with Adam having dominion over the Earth. Since Adam committed the sin of disobedience to God even though he was perfect and had everything, Satan gained the dominion over the world and became "god of the world and prince of the power of the air."
     
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    Am I allowed to be funny in the Religion and Ethics forum?
     
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    So god gave Adam free will and when he used it, god booted him out of Eden. God must be about as dumb as you are.
     
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