The Human Nature and the Influence of Satan

  • Sławomir Kunka The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Faculty of Theology
Keywords: human nature; Satan; temptation; original sin; Redemption; Christian hope


The Revelation of God, concerning the nature of evil spirits and their influence on man, it is only a setting of the manifestation of God’s love, of His concern for man and of the necessity of live in the sanctifying grace. Thanks to it the human life shines brightly of the beauty and of the goodness of creation. Entire knowledge about Satan and other evil spirits should bring oneself closer to God, inspiring to living in His grace and keeping control of oneself.

The article considers the influence of Satan and the other fallen spirits on man. First it describes Adam’s sin, to which persuaded him the devil. Then, it attempts to define the limits of influence of demons on man who is free and intelligent creation. In the last two sections it reflects on the relation of Divine Providence to evil and the action of God’s grace, to which the faithful have access through the ministry of the Mother-Church.