Identity of personal evil - Satan
We easily accept that God is the Center of the ideal world, and at the same time it is difficult for us to admit that Satan is the center of our evil world. It is equally easy for us to say that God is the Master of Heaven, identified with goodness, and a little harder that Satan is the master of hell, identified with evil. In both the previous and present book on essenceism, however, I was not afraid to use the concept of Satan to describe the personal source of evil. My system was not made in fear of being accused of openly speaking about Satan. I could not worry about the fact that in the company of people of science should not talk about Satan at all, and about God only exceptionally as a possible First Cause.
Therefore, I can say without any resistance that Satan is a being who took the place of God, initiating a fallen world when the first people fell. I have already explained the probable course of events in the Garden of Eden, based on the symbolism deciphered by essenceism used in the Bible. This analysis, of course, was not scientific, but it was a logical reconstruction of the events that led humanity to separation from the Creator. It was also a reconstruction of the process of transformation of Lucifer's personality into the personality of Satan.
Both Lucifer and Satan are the names of the same spiritual being, but with two completely separate personalities, as if they were two completely different spiritual beings. The first, or Archangel Lucifer, as if frozen in life activities. For God, there is only the Archangel Lucifer who still has the nature of the originally created Archangel. He was appointed by Him to bring people to the level of God's perfect children. The other personality of this Archangel, called Satan, has only fallen nature, that is, he is a new, evil being, a being with whom God has nothing to do. The Creator who does not know evil creates things and beings for eternity. For Him, the Archangel Lucifer still holds the position of guardian of His children who once, as it was from the beginning His Will, will reach a state of perfection. It follows that a being called Satan works entirely outside of the reality in which God exists.
The question then arises whether God knows that evil has appeared in the world he created. Personally, I believe that the Creator is still waiting for His children to achieve perfection as a result of their development in the physical world. For now, time is passing, while the Creator exists outside of time and space. Anyway, this waiting was foreseen by Him at the time of creating humans, because this was the concept of the physical world from the very beginning - the place where God's children reached perfection. There remains the problem of understanding how God feels about the situation, but that is beyond my ability.
So I return to the analysis of the personality of Satan. His power over us results from the fact that the Creator gave him knowledge intended for people. It gave him an advantage over the children of God developing in the Garden of Eden. Unfortunately, after his fall, Satan illegally uses this advantage, stopping the spiritual development of people at a level that allows him to continue to control them. This is because he has instilled in us a fallen nature through which he has constant access to us. He appropriated our spiritual persons, which we receive originally from our Creator. Today it is regrettable to say that we have within us not only this original personality from God, but also another personality, inherited from Satan, known as the fallen one. So evil permeates our personality, causing a constant struggle between good and evil.
I still meet people who say they believe in God but don't believe in Satan. In my opinion, this is a paradoxical and illogical situation. After all, the Creator brought all creatures to life, including the Archangel Lucifer. Satan is a transformed archangel who has fallen outside God's jurisdiction. He exists in the sphere of evil he has created, so he is still active among us. If you don't believe in him, then there is no point in believing in God. If we do not believe in the existence of Satan, while believing in God, we should blame the Creator for all the evil in our world. However, this should not happen in any case, because it has nothing to do with the facts.
According to explanations of some theologians, Satan is such a devil with a pitchfork, which sometimes tempts man to various types of sins, such as theft, sexual abuse or homicide. Another group of theologians maintains that he has already been definitely defeated by Jesus Christ on the universal level and that he only has an impact on our individual sins. At the same time, they believe that God watches over everything, who sees everything and protects us against evil. According to them, this enemy of humanity only disturbs Heavenly Father, and simply does not allow us to lead a peaceful life.
According to essenceism, the assessment of Christian religions that Satan is harmless after Christ's redeeming work is very wrong. Unfortunately, he is still dangerous to all humanity, and such a claim from Christian clergy teaches people indifference to the existence of the greatest enemy of humanity. Therefore knowledge about its existence is necessary to understand the current situation of our world.
This knowledge means that Satan still rules the world in a veiled way, bringing us back from our Creator. Instead, his power over the spiritual world was almost completely limited by Jesus Christ. Satan, in particular, has been completely cut off from so-called Paradise. However, it is worth remembering that he retained his authority in a certain sphere of the spiritual world, called the spiritual hell. Unfortunately, in our physical world, we still have an actual Hell because Satan is still the master of our Earth. Only people supported by the Savior and angels can oppose him. The Creator is still outside of Satan's civilization, and our contact with Him takes place only in the form of prayer.
It is also worth remembering that we have no direct contact with Satan. He always wants to hide his identity. For it hides in various forms and takes various "disguises". This fact was revealed many times by various documents of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim religions. Almost all of these studies agree that Satan very much does not want to be believed in him. For example, in countless conflicts in the world very rarely anyone sees his presence. Hardly anyone suspects that various forms of evil have their source in his actions. Many misunderstandings and conflicts between people can actually arise under the influence of his actions. Of course, the fallen Archangel uses a huge number of his "direct subordinates", i.e. fallen angels like him, sometimes called devils, demons or evil spirits. These are the angels who witnessed the events in the Garden of Eden, which made them participants in the creation of evil. Immediately after this event, like Archangel Lucifer, they lost contact with God and entered a new reality called Hell. It is worth adding that Satan can also perfectly use for his purposes the spiritual persons of people who ended up in his sphere of the spiritual world after death. In general, they can be called evil spiritual persons.
I am writing these words so that people, knowing about the existence of Satan and his presence among us, would try to see the manifestations of his actions and not give in to evil. It's difficult, but it's possible. For now, the only one who can overcome him is the Son of God. We have already had the opportunity to eliminate Satan from our world once, but we did not recognize the Son of God in His lifetime, and worse, we rejected Him by condemning him to death on the cross. Fortunately, His resurrection has brought us significant knowledge about the possibility of victory over Satan. The next time we prepare for the second appearance of the Son of God, we cannot make the mistake of two thousand years ago. For now, it's worth remembering that we live in hell.