Believes in the Devil ?........just wondering,..:shrug:...advocates, fire away.
No "attack" needed here...Not sure that I do, despite religious teachings. "Evil" as a concept is a little easier for me to grasp. Not sure if it can be "personified" like that -- thinking it's more "choices".
No "attack" needed here...
Read Matthew 4. "The Devil", not a "concept" but a real being came to tempt Jesus.
Right after Jesus was baptized by John[The Baptist], He was led into the wilderness by the Holy Spirit according to the Bible text. There Jesus came in contact with Satan who tried to tempt Him three times, and He refused/swore Satan off on each occasion and Satan left Him, his mission unaccomplished.
However, do none of you recall where the Lord God made a "deal" with Satan where he was allowed to unmercifully punish and destroy Job's family, his home and fields, livelihood, his well being, in an attempt to sway Job from his belief in His Lord?
Job held his faith, eventually being restored all that he had lost; it wasn't easy because he could not accept what was happening to him, how it could be allowed to a man of his faith and beliefs - in His Lord God. He cried and wept, darn near losing his faith, but he prevailed in the end.
Do you think Satan has given it up?
He doesn't drink nearly as much as I figured he would, he burps smoked oysters in your face when he talks to you though... He's pretty lame at a party too, all "bow down" this and "suck these" that.... I recommend not having this dude around... totally over rated.