Is Satan referred to in the Bible as God? or a god? Is it proper to address Satan in written form starting with a capital Satan?


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The Bible says that the devil is the god of this world, but he, satan, knows his time is short. Jesus Christ defeated the enemy at the cross and will totally destroy him and all his angels at The Second Coming of Christ. I personally use lower case letters when I refer to satan or the devil, etc. I don't feel the devil is worthy of anything more.

December 25 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

Mini Samuel Bourassa
1. Is Satan referred as God/a god?

First of all, it is clear in the Scriptures that there is only one God, Yahweh (Deut 6:4, Ex 3:14).
Therefore, Satan is not God, nor a god. He was an angel (Isa 14:12), who has been cast out of heaven because he opposed to God (Isa 14:13-14).

Satan is very powerful, so much that Michael the archangel asked the LORD’s help when he was disputing Moses’ body (Jude 1:9).
Too, he is referred as the god of this world (2 Cor 4:4), in the sense that he has power over unbelievers. In no way his power is over the sovereignty of God.

2. Of course it is proper to refer to "Satan" with a capital S.
The use of capital letter is to distinguish proper nouns/names from common nouns.
It is not a question whether someone deserves a capital letter or not.

Should we refer to Hitler as "hitler" because he was one of the most evil man in the world? No.

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