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Satan (שטן) is "the Evil One," often called Lucifer, the Devil, or Beelzebub (בעל זבוב). He is an antagonist to God and his church.

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What is the Jehovahs Witness theology on Satan

Was he created evil or did he become evil? If he was someone else and then became evil, when did this happen?
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

In a Christian worldview, is Satan the main force behind atheism? If so, how exactly does this occur? I'm intrigued by this conundrum because if Satan actively influences individuals to adopt atheism, ...
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According to Christian apologetics, how might an atheist come to recognize the reality of Satan and acknowledge that they've been deceived by him?

From a Christian perspective, atheists are regarded as holding mistaken beliefs concerning the existence of God and spiritual truths. It is believed that they are deceived by Satan, an evil entity ...
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Did Satan physically touch Jesus in the Desert?

We read in Matthew 4 how Jesus was tempted in the desert. First temptation goes like this: The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”. Note the ...
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Why isn’t Jesus just rebuking the devil?

In Luke 4:1-12, Jesus is getting tempted by the devil. Three times he responds with the Scriptures instead of rebuking the devil. Why doesn’t Jesus just say, “I rebuke you Satan!” At the first ...
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How are God, angels, men and devils related, according to the Scriptures?

I see a lot of pseudo-Scriptural mysticism on the subject of the identities of angels and devils, men and God. I say mysticism not to dismiss attempted explanations categorically, but because the ...
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What does Satan get out of being evil?

This question is regarding the Catholic view. Why did Satan and the other demons rebel against God? What do they get out of it? Demons are outside of time so they perceive everything in one eternal ...
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How do believers in contemporary miracles from God interpret passages indicating that (all) miracles during the end times are attributed to Satan?

Passage (KJV) Content Matthew 7:21-23 21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. 22 Many will ...
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Creation and when satan fell

'In the begining God created the heavens and the earth, now the earth was formless'(Gen 1:1). The Hebrew text does not say 'now' but the earth 'she became' formless, the same word used when Lot's wife ...
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A specific difference between Christianity and other religions

I remember once saw a Youtube video of some Christian priest mentioned about a specific difference between Christianity and other religions, namely in all other religions the messengers or founders ...
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What is more objectionable to Christians: Satanism or Atheism?

What does the Christian religion find more objectionable: the worship of Satan, or the non-belief in a God.
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How is Satan considered the ruler of hell according to Christians while he himself will be tormented there? [duplicate]

So in popular Christian belief, which, afaik, is popular amongst Catholics, and Protestants, Satan is termed the king of hell and will torment his followers who will be sent there due to his ...
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Who is "the devil"?

Have you noticed that the devil is not mentioned in the Old Testament? There is a serpent in Genesis 3 yes, but is it the devil? Nowhere does God call it that. In fact in Genesis 2 it says that God ...
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What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"?

I read the book by C.S. Lewis some years ago. I would be interested in finding more fiction or nonfiction works offering relatively contemporary perspectives on the experience or functioning of dark ...
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Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus?

Recently our minister preached a sermon based on Luke 9:42: Even while the boy was coming [to Jesus to be healed], the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil ...
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How do I restrict the activities of Satanic forces around the teaching of the Word Of God?

I point you to the 'Parable of the Sower' in three of the Gospels and to 2 Corinthians 4:4. These scriptures make it clear to us that, whenever the Word Of God is preached or taught, Satan gets ...
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Since God allows Satan to exist, why should we pray for him to be crushed?

I am reading An exorcist tells his story, and in it the author discusses a prayer by Pope Leo XIII: St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our defense against the wickedness and snares of ...
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Did Satan physically and literally fall from Heaven or Sky?

According to Dante, in his Divine Comedy (Inferno), the fall of Satan caused a geological upheaval. The Devil fell on his head in the Southern Hemisphere, causing the lands to the south to rise to the ...
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Does the false prophet cause the spirit of Satan to move into the image to give it life?

The Bible mentions in a passage that the flesh cannot have life without the spirit. Both the spirit and the flesh need to be present for that person to be considered a living soul and for this I am ...
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Why does God, according to his own words, "create evil"?

I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things. (Isaiah 45:7) [emphasis mine] This is consistent with God being called "all-mighty" and ...
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Could the invisible incomprehensible nature of God be the reason why Satan started a war in heaven? [closed]

Paul wrote a letter to Timothy and revealed an attribute of God previously unknown to man. Paul describes God Almighty as dwelling in a light that cannot be approached and that no one has ever seen ...
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Wilderness temptations of Christ: how did Satan appear to Jesus?

What form did Satan assume when tempting Christ? Or were these temptations strictly coming to Jesus through Satanic-driven thoughts?
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Was salvation available to Lucifer and those angels who rebelled with him?

Revelation describes the nature of the event that led to Lucifer's demise. It seems to be quite clear that Lucifer and his angels, in rebelling against God, engaged in an act of terrible sin. 7 And ...
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Why did Michael the Archangel defeat Satan instead of God himself?

In Revelation 12:7-9 a war breaks out in heaven. Michael and his angels fight against the dragon, who fights back with his angels, but the dragon, named the Devil or Satan, is defeated. The dragon is ...
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If a third (or a large number) of angels rebelled, what was the justification?

As a Baptist, I've always had the understanding/teaching that Satan and many angels "rebelled" against God, so I'm going to go with that term. But the actual moment of sin that rendered them ...
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According to the Catholic Church, has Satan ever appeared on earth since biblical times?

That is to say, does the Catholic Church regard as legitimate any recorded instances of Satan himself making direct contact with one or more people, other than those in the bible such as the serpent ...
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Is God in everything? Resolve 1 Kings 19:11-12 with Ephesians 1:22-23

I'm trying to get some perspectives on how these two scriptures can be resolved: 1 Kings 19:11-12 NIV: The LORD said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD, for the LORD is ...
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If Satan is not a person, how do Christadelphians explain what "satan" was in the case of Job?

This is related to this other question about the Christadelphian view that Satan is not a person. Here I wanted to ask how they view the case of Job. Job was apparently a real person as he is referred ...
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How can some Christians deny devils and Hell exist?

As a person who believes in Jesus and the scriptures, I have encountered Christians who do not believe in devils, demons, Hell, and eternal punishment. That is despite these all being mentioned in the ...
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How did Satan get into Eden?

There is general agreement that Satan had already rebelled when Eden was created and that Eve sinned just a few hours/days after creation. Are there any hypotheses about how satan got into Eden ...
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Should the Book of Enoch be included in modern Bibles? [duplicate]

Given that Enoch is well respected by the authors of the Bible, do you believe that the Book should be included in modern Bibles? I believe it should because it is scripture based and backs up and ...
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According to Catholicism, can Satan read lips?

According to Catholicism, can Satan read lips? Generally speaking is Satan and/or the Demons capable of reading lips when we speak. What if we simply mouth our prayers while we are praying? Can he ...
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According to Catholic scholars, is Satan privy to our prayers, and can he act on them?

During the discussions of a group comprising members of different denominations, a Catholic friend of mine stated that he had strong belief in fruitful intercession of saints. A Non-Catholic member ...
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What did Satan get out of deceiving Eve and Adam into sinning?

The devil deceived Eve into eating what was forbidden. She then persuaded Adam to do likewise. After eating, they gained knowledge of good and evil. It is my view that God's true intentions, his ...
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Did Lucifer’s sin in Heaven defile the Heavenly Sanctuary?

I stumbled across the lack of belief, or comprehension, of this concept on another forum and it not only surprised me, I was completely blindsided by the response to the question; it was like I was ...
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What is the biblical support for Satan as a unique individual?

It’s pretty common to accept Satan as a real person, and that he and 1/3 of all the angels were cast out of heaven in rebellion against God. What is the biblical support for such a claim, or is it ...
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Are we called to love and pray for the demons and Satan? [duplicate]

This may sound silly at first but there seems to be some logic to it. If we are called to "... love [our] enemies and pray for those who persecute [us]" and Saint Paul claims that our real ...
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Would the Serpent (Satan) have dwelled eternally on earth if the fruit was not bitten?

After Lucifer and the fallen angels were hurled away from Heaven and landed on Earth instead of hell, because Earth was once paradise before the fall of man and Satan and his demons were sent there, ...
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Does the Bible state that when we go to heaven, we can still be tempted?

I have asked several questions relating to the fall of Satan. It is concluded that Satan has made one-third of the angels in Heaven follow him. Therefore, all of these angels has sinned. My question ...
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Where in Scripture, did it mention the fallen relationship between God and Satan?

I have once heard that, in someone's remarks, stated that, "Satan was a beautiful angel and was created by God. Later, He became jealous of God and was cast out of Heaven". However, I haven'...
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Will Lucifer be burn for whole eternity? [closed]

Non-regret sinners will spend a whole eternity in hell. Will Lucifer get the same destiny as well?
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Do any denominations teach that angels have, or do not have, free will?

With minor variations, most Christian denominations generally believe that: Satan, Lucifer, the Devil, the Serpent, etc. are all the same being. Lucifer rebelled against God. One third of the angels ...
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Do any Christian denominations or groups teach about Satan's common tactics to pierce through the spiritual armor of a Christian?

In Ephesians 6:10-20, the apostle Paul teaches an important mystery: all Christians are in spiritual warfare against invisible evil forces from the kingdom of Satan. And just like soldiers have to ...
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According to the Catholic Church, whom does Jesus refer to as the “ruler of this world” in Jn 16:11?

We read in Jn 16:7-11 (NRSVCE), the pre-crucifixion message of Jesus to his disciples: "Nevertheless I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the ...
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Is Satan capable of love?

Is Satan capable of love? It does not matter what name we give to the leader of the fallen angels: Satan, Lucifer or the Devil. What I desire to know is if the leader of the fallen angels, commonly ...
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According to universalist Christians, is ill-will directed towards the devil virtuous?

Having heard of the arguments put forth by Origen regarding universal salvation to an extent that includes even the devil, I have recently been considering the inverse, that is, the possibility of the ...
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Has any Christian Apologist ever published arguments for the existence of Satan, demons and their ongoing influence over human matters?

Christianity does not have a clear and unambiguous definition. Rather, I see Christianity as an umbrella term that includes a variety of multiple branches, with many shared beliefs, but also not ...
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When did satan (SH7835) obtain the second meaning of superhuman adversary?

For Strong's Hebrew number 7854 (Satan) the Brown-Driver-Briggs' notes give these meanings: (1) adversary, one who withstands (1a) adversary (in general — personal or national) (2) superhuman ...
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Is Satanism a denomination of Christianity?

Since Satanists worships the Christian Devil, would that be a Christian denomination or a religion in and of itself?
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According to Catholicism, who is the leader of devils?

We come across many verses in the Bible - both Old Testament and New Testament, where the name of devil is mentioned. For instance: Is 14: 12: How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the ...
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