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comment Where does the Old Testament mention “the devil”?
Sorry if my title confused you. I never intended it to be about now.
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comment Where does the Old Testament mention “the devil”?
No worries. You got some upvotes, so I'm obviously the minority opinion here.
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comment Where does the Old Testament mention “the devil”?
Thank you for the edit and for acknowledging interpretive variance. This is mostly a good answer in that regard, although you're still using "Lucifer" like it's a name of some powerful, evil being, which it's not. Like I said, and as acknowledged elsewhere on this site by a high-rep user (and I presume a Christian), Lucifer is a take-off of the Latin translation of a Hebrew phrase.
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comment Where does the Old Testament mention “the devil”?
I didn't say it had to be human in those instances. I am just asking where Christians see evidence that there is one powerful being whose job it is to cause evil. This is a good answer in that it acknowledges interpretative variance and explains why the interpretation is being made (rather than assuming it as obvious - which it's not).
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comment Where does the Old Testament mention “the devil”?
Also, the question is very explicitly not about now or about the NT.
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comment Where does the Old Testament mention “the devil”?
Chronicles doesn't say "the devil", it says an adversary. Same with Psalms (which seems to refer to a military enemy). Isaiah does not mention Lucifer, because that's a bastardization of a Latin translation from Hebrew. Zechariah's word, again, is adversary, and it can mean just about any adversary against Israel, at least contextually. Nowhere does it say "devil" or mention some being waging a spiritual war.
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comment Where does the Old Testament mention “the devil”?
This answer ignores my question. I linked to a decent (although brief) summary of the Jewish view about what is happening in Job. Without substantiating that this, in fact, is a mainstream Christian alternative to the Jewish interpretation, you've just taken the exact same episode and inserted the word devil.
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comment Praying to people outside the Trinity
Um, what about this: "Sister Marie-Simon-Pierre, a nun whose order prayed to the pope after he died, said she was cured of the disease, an ailment that also afflicted John Paul II." She prayed to him, and she believes that he responded and performed a miracle for her. The Catholic Church has recognized it and has beatified him for it, and if he is made a saint, it will be one of the official reasons.
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comment Why do Christians seek to convert everyone?
Sorry, I didn't mean to suggest you were being deceptive on the other site. It just wasn't totally clear to me one way or the other.
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comment Why do Christians seek to convert everyone?
But that's my point. They have their truth, and you have yours. So if you're both commanded to preach to people who don't want to be preached to, doesn't that make you a desired target and potential convert for them? If so, shouldn't you be encouraging them?
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comment Why do Christians seek to convert everyone?
@theosis I don't know where this idea originated, but it is very commonly stated among Orthodox Jews that the opposite of love isn't hate - it's indifference.