Do God and the Devil Talk among Themselves?
Q. Father Fortea, do God and the devil really talk among themselves as in the book of Job?
A. In the Scriptures, Satan speaks with God to throw in His face the sins that men commit. But this is not a real and authentic conversation. So do true conversations take place between God and the devil? The answer is no.
Even though both God and the devil are spiritual beings (and spiritual beings, due to their very nature, generally like to communicate among themselves), true conversations between them do not take place. This is because the devil has no interest in conversing with God, whom he hates with all his strength. Conversely, God has no interest in having a conversation with a being who continuously breathes hate against Him. God has His perfect dignity, and this is why He does not want to converse with one who only insults and blasphemes Him all the time. In short, God does not want to talk to the devil because, in reality, there is really nothing for them to talk about.
Art: Masks of Poland, 18 April 2013, Author: Silar, own work; Wikimedia Commons.
Editor’s Note: To learn more about spiritual warfare and demonology, Catholic Spiritual Direction recommends Fr. Fortea’s excellent book, Interview With An Exorcist – An Insider’s Look at the Devil, Demonic Possession, and the Path to Deliverance.
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