How Could Satan Know?


Thanks for your awesome, uplifting ministry from which I have learned much. I liked your answer, for the most part, on the question of guilt. However, since Satan is not omniscient he wouldn’t know my guilty thoughts. So how is it that he would be ‘heaping guilt on me’?


You don’t have to read a persons thoughts to know if they’re feeling guilty about something. Satan can plant ideas in our mind based on his observation of our behavior. But the real issue here is according to Romans 8:1 there’s no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, so any thoughts of guilt we have after we’ve confessed can’t be coming from the Lord, who has forgiven us and forgotten our sin. They have to be inspired by Satan.