Why is God not protecting people from Satan?
Those sentences which are colored in orange are from Maharishi Dayananda Saraswati book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth) and those which are colored in black are Jerry Thomas’s response.
"Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and of the sea for the devil is come down unto you." 12:12.)
C. ~ Is the Christian God the Lord and the Protector of that place (heaven) alone? Is not he the Lord and Protector of the earth and men and other living creatures thereon as well: If he be the King of the Earth also why has he not been able to kill the Devil? That Devil goes and deceives everyone and yet He dos not prevent him form doing so. The fact seems to be that there is one good God and another (more) powerful and wicked God.
Answer: First, it must be noted that Satan’s authority is limited to human beings who are disobedient to God and not those who follow one True God.
Luke 10:18-20 “And He (Jesus) said to them, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven."
It is through human beings who are disobedient to God, that the Satan works.
Further, Maharishi’s inability to read the book, or the chapter, or even the complete verse is appalling.
(a) The devil and his angels could not prevail against the angels obedient to God: The same chapter- Revelation 12: 7-8 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer.
(b) There were many human beings who had overcome the Satan: Revelation 12: 11 “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
(c) Revelation 20:1-3- an angel will bind Satan: Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. He laid hold of the dragon, that serpent of old, who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years; and he cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal on him, so that he should deceive the nations no more till the thousand years were finished. But after these things he must be released for a little while.
(d) Revelation 20:10 The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
Anyone reading this can easily understand that the punishment of Satan has been meted out progressively.