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Do God and the Devil Talk among Themselves?

October 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Demonology, Fr. Fortea

Father Fortea, do God and the devil really talk among themselves as in the book of Job?

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 God and the devildevil? 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.

 

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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Art for this post on whether or not God and the Devil Talk among Themselves: Detail of Masks of Poland, 18 April 2013, Author: Silar, own work CCA-SA 3.0 Unported; Detail of Padre José Antonio Fortea 2017, photographed by Elgatoconbotaselgatoconbotas, 5 May 2017 own work, CCA-SA 4.0 International, Wikimedia Commons. Cover of “Interview with an Exorcist” used with permission, all rights reserved.

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About Fr. Jose Antonio Fortea

Father José Antonio Fortea is not only an exorcist, but also a writer, and parish priest. He once thought he would lead what he has termed ordinary life as an attorney in Madrid, much as his father did before him, but sensed instead a vocation to the priesthood in his adolescent years. A theology graduate of Navarre University in Spain, Father Fortea wrote a thesis there on exorcism. He has been a practicing exorcist for several decades.

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