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If God loves everyone, does he love Satan too?

Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’ “ Matthew 4:10

When we say we love someone, it means we will do anything for them and overlook their faults to support them. Sometimes that love is blind and we get into trouble because of it. God loves, but His love understands and sees clearly that person’s faults and motivations. He does not allow his emotions to dictate His relationship with that person. God sees obedience, confession and forgiveness as a healthy response to His love.

God certainly has a healthy balance of love for all people and angels.  When God created him, He definitely loved Satan more than any other created angel because He bestowed so many positive attributes to him. But Jesus rebuked and scolded Satan when He encountered him and his demons on earth. Satan’s future destination outlined in Revelation does not show that God’s feelings for Satan get in the way of Satan’s punishment. Satan gets what he deserves.

God loves evildoers, hoping His love will draw them closer, but, at the same time, He punishes evildoers too. God loved Satan, but Satan never responded positively to that love. Because of his choices and his refusal to obey God and admit his wrong, Satan will receive the highest form of eternal punishment God has.