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The serpent is Satan: And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. Revelation 20:2 But the animal itself was also cursed as you have pointed out. Some say it had wings: In order to accomplish his work unperceived, Satan chose to employ as his medium the serpent--a disguise ...


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This is more of an English question than a Christianity question, but the basic principles are: Capitalize Satan, Lucifer, Devil, Evil One, Father of Lies, etc., when used as a name or title of a specific being. Do not capitalize when used in a general sense, or when using it as an expletive. It may be helpful to consider the example of the word "mother" ...


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What is the Biblical basis against the omnipresence of Satan? Job 1:7 And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. It would seem that if Satan came from going to and fro that he was not able to be everywhere at once.


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Before he fell, Satan was known as Lucifer - the ‘Son of the Morning’. Isaiah 14:2 – “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations?” Lucifer’s original name in Hebrew is as follows: hê-lêl ben- šā-ḥar; http://biblehub.com/text/isaiah/14-12.htm His original duty before ...


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The "Swedenborgian" or "New Church" denominations that accept the Christian theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) do not see Satan, or the Devil, as a person, but as a personification of, or collective term for, evil and hell. The following rather long (for this site) explanation of this position, and its Biblical basis, is extracted and slightly ...


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The theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) is sometimes identified as panentheistic. Swedenborg rejected the idea that the universe is part of God. However, he saw God as pervading the universe and continually maintaining its existence from within and above. Thus God is present throughout the universe, from its tiniest to its largest parts. Here is a ...


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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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