Is talking to Satan as Adam & Eve did wrong or bad?

Is talking to Satan as Adam and Eve did wrong or bad?

 1. Remember what Jesus says in John 8:42-47 about Satan…He is the father of lies. In this scripture the people are claiming to have Abraham as their father but Jesus knows they are not of God. Jesus says “If God were your Father, you would love me…Why do you not understand me? It is because you are of your father the devil.” (John 8:40-44) Then Jesus says, “Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” (John 8:47)

2. Satan has one motivation: To destroy anything and anyone who is a creation of God.  So the question should be what is my motivation or purpose in talking with Satan? We read in Genesis 3:1-5 that Adam and Eve who had not yet sinned, talked to Satan (the Serpent) in their own power and with their own fleshly ideas rather than from the perspective of God’s Word(s). Consequently, their own nature, which was prone to self-serving and self-deception, led them into the Liar’s trap and the result was…they rejected God and His command. So too, if we think we have enough power, wisdom and strength to stand against the power of the Evil One we are being prideful and self-deceived. We cannot stand on our own against the power of Satan. Only in the power of Christ can we stand strong against the lies of Satan.

3. Whenever Jesus responded to Satan during a discussion, Jesus always responded to him with Scripture. Any discussion with Satan or any response to Satan using your own words, thoughts, strength, or ideas will be futile. Satan should only be responded too with God’s Word and the Authority we have in Christ…this is the only safe way to converse with him. We should never seek Satan out to confront him or converse with him. Likewise, we should never attempt to deal with Satan, when we are confronted or tempted by him, in our own strength or in our own power. This should only be done using the Name of Christ and the Authority of God’s Word. (Matthew 4:1-11, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1:8 ESV)

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