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In Christian theology, the devil is generally thought of as both being evil in himself AND as being the punisher of bad people. But isn't punishing bad people a good thing? And if so, wouldn't that put the devil on the side of good? How does standard Christian theology resolve this seeming contradiction?

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    Thanks for comment. For what it's worth, my understanding of Christian moral theology is that Satan does not punish; God punishes those whom Satan has led astray. Best - Geoffrey – Geoffrey Thomas Jan 11 at 9:49
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    @user477343 Christians don't teach that Satan sends people to hell either! Hell is where God sends Satan. He will have no power in hell. – curiousdannii Jan 13 at 4:06
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    @user477343 Well Satan is a spirit, and doesn't have a body, but yes. Revelation describes hell as the place Satan will be sent after he is judged, along with all the people who reject God. It's not perfectly clear, but my interpretation would be that "hell" is not yet occupied. – curiousdannii Jan 13 at 4:45