Can he predict the future? Move objects across the room?
Satan and his demon followers are mysterious figures of the spiritual realm. They torment us on a daily basis, though usually their actions are invisible to the eye.
Scripture has much to tell us about Satan and his minions, and over the centuries the Church has grown in its understanding of these malevolent spiritual beings.
Here are five facts that help shed more light on these dark creatures.
“The Church teaches that Satan was at first a good angel, made by God” (CCC 391). He then freely rejected God, being cast out of Heaven.
Fallen angels do not have access to the future. However, they can make predictions about the future based on observation.
Angelic beings are powerful spiritual creatures and can move physical objects, making them fly across the room.
Satan is a pure spirit, meaning he does not possess a physical body, though he can take on the appearance of a human or some other creature.
Satan can not cast or force people into Hell. We choose to go there out of our own rejection of God.