April 24th Theology On Tap

Question #4

We are going to be discussing the different  aspects of the Devil.

Like (for instance)

  1. appearance  (this could be fun hearing about red, horns, and tails)
  2. The origin (from where did it start)
  3. Purpose
  4. How to combat the Devil

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15 thoughts on “April 24th Theology On Tap

  1. Creation of Lucifer from: http://www.embracedbytruth.com/Sin/Reality%20of%20Satan/Creation%20of%20Lucifer.htm ;
    If Satan’s creation is given by Ezekiel in Chapter 28, then he was created with the following characteristics:

    intelligence – “full of wisdom,” v. 12;

    beauty – “perfect in beauty, v. 12; and “every precious stone was your covering,” v. 13;

    talent – “your timbrels and pipes,” v. 13;

    position – “the anointed cherub who covers,” “you were on the holy mountain of God,” and “you walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones,” v. 14;

    perfection – “the seal of perfection,” v. 12; and “perfect in your ways,” v. 15.

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    1. Although we are given but a few passages concerning the origin of the Devil, the many fables and myths concerning his origin have prompted a thorough examination of the commonly held beliefs. In closing, we see that we do not really know as much about the Devil’s origin as many claim to know. The obvious lesson being that God does not think it important; otherwise, He would have revealed it so (Deuteronomy 29:29; II Peter 1:2-3; II Timothy 3:16-17). The more important points to consider are the nature of the Devil, his work, and his defeat – how we overcome him in Jesus! That we will consider in the remaining articles of this series.
      Author: Trevor Bowen
      Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2007 09:51:55 CST
      Updated: Thu, 26 Jan 2012 11:38:48 CST

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    1. Also, what do you think about suggestions?
      jumping off a bridge
      smoking
      affairs
      adds
      well it’s kind of common, so it must be ok

      As Archie would say: “Get behind me Satan”

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  2. Reading the Bible in one year makes me refer to the reading for 15 April (1 Corinthians 7-8) talking about people who are out of control….is this the devil speaking?

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  3. let us look at the fallen angel: [from Wikipedia]
    Fallen angel

    In the Abrahamic religions, fallen angels are angels who have sinned against God and were expelled from Heaven. They are former agents of God and the enemies of God and humanity. The term “fallen angel” does not appear in the Bible, but it is used of angels who sinned, such as those referred to in 2 Peter 2:4: “For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment”. It is also used to describe angels cast down to the Earth during the War in Heaven, as well as Satan, demons, and certain Watchers. A similar notion can be found in Nahj al-Balagha, an Islamic collection of sermons, letters, and narrations attributed to Ali: “Allah, the Glorified One, will not let a human being enter paradise if he does the same thing for which Allah turned an angel from it”. Al-Tha’alibi related in his Qisas Al-Anbiya a tradition, in which Satan is held to be chained in the lowest hell in the midst of the rebel angels.
    Fallen angel – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallen_angel

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  4. Lets look and we what Wikipedia has the say about the appearance an character of sata:

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    [I don’t understand this?}
    In the apocryphal Book of Jubilees, Yahweh grants the satan (referred to as Mastema) authority over a group of fallen angels to tempt humans to sin and punish them.

    In the Synoptic Gospels, Satan tempts Jesus in the desert and is identified as the cause of illness and temptation. Satan is described in the New Testament as the “ruler of the demons” and “the god of this age”. In the Book of Revelation, Satan appears as a Great Red Dragon, who is defeated by Michael the Archangel and cast down from Heaven.

    He is later bound for one thousand years, but is briefly set free before being ultimately defeated and cast into the Lake of Fire.

    In Christianity, Satan is also known as the Devil and, although the Book of Genesis does not mention him, he is often identified with the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

    Satan’s appearance is never described in the Bible, but, since the ninth century, he has often been shown in Christian art with horns, cloven hooves, unusually hairy legs, and a tail, often naked and holding a pitchfork. These are an amalgam of traits derived from various pagan deities, including Pan, Poseidon, and Bes. In medieval times, Satan played a minimal role in Christian theology and was used as a comic relief figure in mystery plays. During the early modern period, Satan’s significance greatly increased as beliefs such as demonic possession and witchcraft became more prevalent. During the Age of Enlightenment, belief in the existence of Satan became harshly criticized. Nonetheless, belief in Satan has persisted, particularly in the Americas.

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