Can the devil really make us do it?

Full Question

You often hear of people discussing Satan trying to attack them and lead them to sin, but what really is within Satan’s capabilities?


Satan can tempt us to commit sin, but the choice to commit sin and the culpability for sin is ours. We remain free to reject his temptations. To say that “The devil made me do it” is an excuse—indeed, one might say the original excuse (Gn 3:11-13).


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