Ask a Pastor Column
May 6, 2021
Presenting Biblical answers to tough questions
Q: Why would a good God allow demons to exist?
A: Let me begin with some background. For those who don’t know, the Bible tells us that there are a multitude of spiritual beings called angels who dwell with God in heaven (Psalm 103:20; Daniel 7:9-10). The Bible also indicates that a powerful angel rebelled against God in the distant past and deceived a third of the angels into joining him (Revelation 12:3-9). These beings would come to be known as Satan and his demons; the spiritual enemies of God and His people.
Now to the question: why...