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If we’re supposed to love everyone, should we love Satan?

Jesus turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” Matthew 16:23

We are not to love any created being more than God. All angels in the Bible refuse the worship of man, except Satan. Satan wants our love and devotion and will use deception and lies to get it. Satan means “adversary” so he only wants to destroy us. Lucifer means “light bearer,” meaning he will use his angelic beauty to deceive us, leading us down false paths. Devil means “slanderer” meaning his words are lies and hurtful.  We can't trust him.

Satan is not someone we should love, but instead, we should outright reject.  We should love people because they have the potential of receving love, especially God's love.  Satan has no potential to every be saved or to receive God's love.  It won't do you any good to love him.

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

We should direct all of our affection to God and others on this earth. If we profess any love for Satan, he will twist that emotion around and use it to destroy us. He does not have God’s ways in mind.

When God tells us to love everyone, he’s speaking about people, not rogue angelic beings.