This is a good question, but one easily answered. You see, when God created mankind, he made us in his image, spiritually. That means that unlike other animals or plants, we have a mind, a spirit, and can think and make choices about our future, etc.
OK, my question is, if Satan is NOT as powerful as God, as basically any Christian would have you believe, then why doesn't God just DESTROY Satan outright and rid the world of all the trouble.
The one thing that mankind, as a whole, values most, is freedom, the freedom to choose our destiny. God knows that if he did not give us the chance to choose between good and evil, that we would resent him, for not granting us that freedom. He gives us the choice, because he knows that we want it that way.
There are many, many souls, that have yet to inhabit a physical body, and so long as they have not yet been born and ben given the opportunity to make the choice between good and evil, then, the struggle will continue. The Bible tells us that when all the world has heard the Word of God and been given the chance to walk the pathways of righteousness, God will end the struggle, by sending his son back to earth, with an army of angels, to vanquish Satan and evil and banish it forever, from the face of the earth. So, yes, God is all-powerful, but he is all-good, as well, and will wait, until we all have at least one opportunity to choose between His way and Satan.
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You are my opponent, but not my enemy, for your resistance gives me strength. Your will gives me courage. Your spirit ennobles me. And, although I aim to defeat you, should I succeed, I will not humiliate you, instead I will honour you..For without you, I am a lesser man.