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Selling ones soul to Satan has Christian origins beginning with Satan's wicked persuasion of Eves to break her compact with God. Goethe wrote Faust on this basis. In the now highly secular West, to say that one has sold your soul to Saran is simply to say that you have betrayed all your principles in a deep and visceral way. It's worth pointing out that the ...


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If selling the soul stuff is absurd then why does this concept even exists? Think about flying saucers, vaccine-caused autism, holocaust deniers, flat-earth believers, and so on. Something's being absurd has never been a reason for not believing in it. People will believe whatever sounds good to them. From a biblical perspective, selling one's soul is ...


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What does it mean by “Selling soul to Devil”? For some Christians, it would simply mean making a pact with the Devil or simply dealing with the Devil. A deal with the devil (also called a Faustian bargain or Mephistophelian bargain) is a cultural motif in European folklore, best exemplified by the legend of Faust and the figure of Mephistopheles, as well as ...


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'Selling one's soul to the Devil' is an idiomatic English expression but it does not occur in the bible. Jesus says : what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? [Mark 8:36 KJV] That is to say, in pursuing worldly things, one neglects the salvation of one's own soul. James the apostle says : Submit yourselves ...


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