Even most humans have enough compassion to put a deranged rabid dog out of his misery, if we are unable to heal them. Why would anyone think that the God of creation would have any less compassion!Oh my, would God Who is love allow any to ever suffer huh? A rabid dog? Maybe with such compassion He allowed His Son Jesus off from paying the full penalty for us with just a slap on the hand. Such thinking is what brings about false religion.
Actually, the sacrifice of Christ reveals God's love and compassion for humanity more than anything else. Is there any greater love than to give one's life for someone else! What is it scripture says, "Here it is in a nutshell: Just as one person did it wrong and got us in all this trouble with sin and death, another person did it right and got us out of it. But more than just getting us out of trouble, he got us into life!
" (Rom. 5:18 The Message). The essence of the Gospel is that Jesus did pay the full penalty of sin for us, for all of humanity. He did this so that we might have Life, instead of death/annihilation. This is God's love for us.
Scripture says that the wages of sin is "death". God told Adam that if he ate of the forbidden fruit he would surely "die". Endless torture is not the penalty in scripture.
This is nothing but another outrageous attempt to spread an ungodly doctrine of Universalism in my opinion. God said it, I believe it, and that's good enough for me. Do you understand the following verse in Revelation 20:10? And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever. Are you calling God a liar?
Of course, you're welcome to denounce Universalism as ungodly if you wish, but scripture repeatedly affirms in the NT especially that God truly does save and is the Savior of all humanity, especially we who believe. (1 Tim. 4:10). Jesus came to seek and to save the lost, not to condemn us. And in the end God does reconcile all things to himself.
Concerning my understanding of Rev. 20:10, if you'll note, It does not say "torture" but says "torment". "Torment" is related to the purification of metals. Also note that the word "aion" repeated doubly in the phrase "αιωνας των αιωνων" interpreted would be better interpreted "unto the ages of ages" signifying unto that which is beyond site and even beyond understanding. And of course, metaphorical literature like Revelatation is best interpreted metaphorically and not literally. Taking these things into consideration, as well as the other things I mentioned in my previous post concerning the use of Brimstone in that day, it speaks of Remedial Punishment, but does not speak of "endless conscious torture".
And btw, I too believe scripture to be the inspired word of God; what God says, I believe. I also believe it is our responsibility to study scripture so as to understand it correctly. And to me, this means to study it as much as I can taking into consideration is context, it's historical, cultural, literary, and authorial context. And what I've found is that much of what I've been taught from childhood simply does not line up with what scripture says in when understood in context. Much of what I've been taught concerning scripture is based on proof-texting - taking scripture out of context and interpreting them to mean something the author never intended, most often making them say more than what was intended.
Concerning the topic at hand, "Can Satan and Fallen Angels be Redeemed?", all things are possible with God! What does scripture say? It actually says very little concerning their outcome; scripture is predominantly about God redeeming and reconciling humanity to Himself. Satan is pictured as our adversary, sent by God to test and prove us. Even Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tested by Satan. He is a created being, not even close to being at the same level with God. In Job, Satan is given authority by God to test Job - ultimately for Job's good though the process was terrible.
Frankly, I've always just accepted the traditional evangelical doctrine and am only now starting to study indepth what scripture says concerning Satan and the Fallen Angels. But I've already uncovered enough so that if pressed to put what I believe in a word or two (yes or no), it seems to me that scripture indicates that in the end, even Satan and the fallen angels are reconciled to God, that Jesus does triumph and reigns until every principality and power is conquered by Him. Love never fails!