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One prominent Reformed theologian, Louis Berkhof, has written that "[t]he problem of the origin of the evil that is in the world has always been considered as one of the profoundest problems of philosophy and theology." Other Reformed theologians share this assessment. Charles Hodge suggests that given "the feebleness of our powers" and the "limited range ...


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In order to know the answer to the question, we need first to know the difference between the pre-fall and fall of Adam. PRE-FALL Adam was created with the ability to choose life or death (Genesis 2:17). FALL Adam was unable to choose life except by the influence of God (John 6:44). Ergo, despite of the fact that God's holy influence is so convincing, ...


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Why would Adam and Eve be different from anyone else? To the best of my knowledge, Calvinists do not say that "God's holy influence is so convincing, that it is impossible for free thinking creations to choose against it". Where do you get this statement from? Is that a quote from a Calvinist? My understanding of Calvinism is quite the opposite: Calvinists ...


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Yes, there has been an evolution in thinking about the nature of the devil. Jeffrey B. Russell says, in The Prince of Darkness, page 37, that in Job, Satan is already a personality with the function of accusing, opposing, and harming human beings. He is not yet the principle of evil, for he is still one of the heavenly court and does nothing without God's ...


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Although I do not support JWs' non-Trinitarian doctrine, the idea that Michael could be another name for Jesus did not originate with JWs, and can be found in some writings of some early reformators. Jude 9 should be compared to in light of Zechariah 3:2 Jude 9 (KJV): Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the ...


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As previously stated, the most literal interpretation is that the seed (in the Hebrew, a collective noun, Strongs 2233) of Eve is all human beings, and the seed of the serpent is all snakes. A particular interpretation postulates that the seed of Eve, as intended here, is Jesus alone, but there is nothing in this passage to suggest that any other meaning was ...


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This is entirely possible, as there are many allusions to the angels and saints in heaven engaging in a divine liturgy, particularly throughout Revelation. They are described as continually serving God in a variety of ways. This is based on the description of Lucifer as a cherubim, which are associated with the altar and the Ark in many passages, as well as ...


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Based on Satan was a cherubim, then yes. GotQuestions Cherubim/cherubs are angelic beings involved in the worship and praise of God. Who is Satan? Satan comes from Judaism; "Satan" is from the Hebrew word for "adversary." Satan was existed in the traditions of Judaism as the heavenly prosecutor in what Christians call the Old Testament long before ...



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