Why would any person sell or trade their soul to the devil aka Satan for fame and riches in the world? (Mark 8:36-37). Why?
“[LET EVERY SOUL BE SUBJECT UNTO THE HIGHER POWERS. FOR THERE IS NO POWER BUT OF GOD: THE POWERS THAT BE ARE ORDAINED OF GOD” (Romans 13:1).
“I AM the LORD thy God. Thou shalt have no other gods before me” (Exodus 20:2–3).
“Am I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and not a God afar off?” (Jeremiah 23:23).
“For all the earth is mine” (Exodus 19:5).
“[BEHOLD, ALL SOULS ARE MINE]; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: [THE SOUL THAT SINNETH, IT SHALL DIE]” (Ezekiel 18:4).
“Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? saith the Lord GOD: and not that he should return from his ways, and live? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye” (Ezekiel 18:23, 32).
“God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that [POWER BELONGETH UNTO GOD]” (Psalm 62:11).
“[WHOSOEVER THEREFORE RESISTETH THE POWER, RESISTETH THE ORDINANCE OF GOD: AND THEY THAT RESIST SHALL RECEIVE TO THEMSELVES DAMNATION]” (Romans 13:2).
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his [ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], that whosoever [BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE]. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that [THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED]” (John 3:16-17).
“[LOOK UNTO ME, AND BE YE SAVED, ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH]: for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah 45:22).
“[NO MAN HATH SEEN GOD AT ANY TIME; THE ONLY BEGOTTEN SON], which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him” (John 1:18).
“[FOR THERE IS ONE GOD, AND ONE MEDIATOR BETWEEN GOD AND MEN, THE MAN CHRIST JESUS]: who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time” (1 Timothy 2:5–6).
“[THOU ART MY GOD, AND I WILL PRAISE THEE: THOU ART MY GOD, I WILL EXALT THEE]. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever” (Psalm 118:28-29).