Many persons have the view that Satan is living in a burning hell. They picture him tormenting souls of wicked persons there. But where does Satan reside according to the Scriptures?
Back in the time of the faithful man Job, the Scriptures plainly tell us that when God questioned Satan about where he had been, Satan replied that he went “to and fro in the earth, and … walking up and down in it.” Job 1:6, 7.
Satan was not living in a burning hell. He travelled the earth. 1 Peter 5:8 states in part: “Your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.”
Again, the Scriptures are clear. Satan moves about in the earth, attempting to tempt and spiritually devour people, as he tried with Jesus in the past. Matthew 4:1, 3, 6, 8, 9. He is not living in a burning hell.
Revelation 12:9 agrees by correctly saying of Satan that he “deceiveth the whole world.” So, Satan and his angels, called demons, are actively moving about on the earth, attempting to mislead as many persons as possible.
Revelation 12:9 and Matthew 7:13, 14 indicate that they have succeeded in deceiving the majority. Believing that Satan lives in a burning hell is a deception. Let’s try hard to avoid being misled by Satan and his demons.