Frank Apisa wrote:
. . . Only way Satan can be in control...is if your god allows him to be in control. And if you god allows him to be in control...your god is in control. . .
I don't mean to diminish the other points you made here, Frank; but this one is outstanding:
Yes. God is
in control. And he has given assurance that Satan's day of rebellion is temporary:
From the beginning:
(Genesis 3:15) "And I shall put enmity between you and the woman and between your seed and her seed. He will bruise you in the head and you will bruise him in the heel"
Through the middle:
(Isaiah 65:17) "For here I am creating new heavens and a new earth; and the former things will not be called to mind, neither will they come up into the heart." (Also surrounding text)
And, speaking of Jesus:
(1Corinthians: 25-26) "25 For he must rule as king until [God] has put all enemies under his feet. 26 As the last enemy, death is to be brought to nothing."
To the end:
(Revelation 21: 1-4)"And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the former heaven and the former earth had passed away, and the sea is no more. 2 I saw also the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God and prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”"