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What is more objectionable to Christians: Satanism or Atheism?

One would have to make some sort of survey to answer the question regarding the two alternatives offered, by the question, regarding Christians. To my own mind, it is clear what Jesus Christ's values ...
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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?

I would first draw attention to the Parable of the Sower in Matthew, where Jesus equates the bird that snatches the seed (the gospel) to the evil one, which is Satan. When anyone hears the word of ...
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How do I restrict the activities of Satanic forces around the teaching of the Word Of God?

The Bible tells us that Christians are engaged in spiritual warfare against satanic forces. Ephesians 6:10–12 says: Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armour of ...
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

It seems that a main point of the question is, as the OP commented, "Atheists are not noticing it. I'm interested in the mechanisms that, according to Christianity, Satan is using behind the ...
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According to Christian proponents of Intelligent Design, is Satan blinding the minds of the advocates of naturalistic abiogenesis and evolution?

Now I feel a bit awkward in my position as a theistic evolutionist. I agree with Mark on the naturalistic part, as this worldview is competing with Christianity and I think Satan can use this ...
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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?

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? The short answer is yes. It is all too clear that the ...
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What does Satan get out of being evil?

St. Thomas Aquinas answers the question "What did the angel [Lucifer] seek in sinning?" (Summa Theologica I q. 63 a. 3), saying: "the devil desired to be as God". The Devil did not ...
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

for God doth know that in the day of your eating of it—your eyes have been opened, and ye have been as God, knowing good and evil. - Genesis 3:5 YLT Satan successfully deceived Eve and by that act ...
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What does Satan get out of being evil?

The Catechism states: 391 Behind the disobedient choice of our first parents lurks a seductive voice, opposed to God, which makes them fall into death out of envy. Scripture and the Church's ...
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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?

Before proceeding further, let me define "False miracles" as any miracle that is either a fake/delusion, or, a genuine miracle from a Satanic/demonic source, i.e., not from God. Next, in ...
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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?

Matthew 7 shows contrasts: Sheep versus wolves Wide gate and narrow gate Grape vines versus thornbushes Fig tree versus thistles Healthy tree versus diseased tree Houses built on rock and sand The ...
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What is more objectionable to Christians: Satanism or Atheism?

I would argue for atheism. Satanists are certainly opposed to God... but they recognize that God, or at least Satan, exists. "You believe that God is one; you do well. Even the demons believe—and ...
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Who is "the devil"?

Who is "the devil"? The word devil comes from the Greek diabolos, which means accuser, and which was used to translate or indicate the one in Hebrew referred to as Satan (with the definite ...
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What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"?

The only other story in this vein I've ever read was The Loser Letters There also is a follow-up to The Screwtape Letters called Screwtape Proposes a Toast. As for the genre, I looked it up in my ...
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

This answer is rather similar to Mike Borden's, especially in its conclusion that Humanity is already predisposed to reject God[,] whether [it] manifests it's condition through atheism, false worship,...
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What is the Jehovahs Witness theology on Satan

In JW's "Insight on the Scriptures, Volume 2 p. 866" you'll find the following on "Satan": Origin. The Scriptures indicate that the creature known as Satan did not always have ...
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According to Christian proponents of Intelligent Design, is Satan blinding the minds of the advocates of naturalistic abiogenesis and evolution?

You ask multiple questions which really aren't the same, so I'll address each. (Note: throughout, I use "men" in the traditional inclusive, gender-neutral sense.) Is Satan blinding the minds ...
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What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"?

I have a copy of ‘The Screwtape Letters’ and found it insightful, even if it was written “tongue-in-cheek”. At least it came from the pen of a Christian and illustrates how the spiritual forces of ...
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What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"?

What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"? I am sure there may be several ways to characterize this type of Christian fiction, but I believe ”Christian demonic fiction” would be quite ...
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What is the genre of "The Screwtape Letters"?

Arena, by Karen Hancock, is science fiction, but set in contemporary times, and has a demonic-ish character. She also wrote a series, "Legends of the Guardian King", which is fantasy in a ...
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A specific difference between Christianity and other religions

Rather than thinking the specific difference is that “in all other religions the messenger or founders had won the battle with Satan” but because Jesus Christ died “Satan would always fight back”, it ...
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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?

Notice the profound insight conveyed in Dottard's statement: "faith must precede miracles, not follow them". In the current epoch, Christians find themselves amidst the ultimate battle ...
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What is more objectionable to Christians: Satanism or Atheism?

The answer depends somewhat on the type of atheism and the type of Satanism. However, Satanism has little intellectual or moral power and is not a great threat either to Christianity or the world. ...
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According to Christian proponents of Intelligent Design, is Satan blinding the minds of the advocates of naturalistic abiogenesis and evolution?

Satan is a cause of intellectual blindness, but not the only cause or even the most important cause. Some of those causes are: Sin. We are personally culpable for our blindness. "But whoever ...
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According to Christianity, is Satan the main force behind atheism, and if so, why do atheists fail to notice it?

Hidden. The first point to be made is that humans are intentionally kept in the dark about most events that transpire in the spiritual world. In the Book of Job, Satan is mentioned only in the ...
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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?

According to Christian apologetics, how might an atheist come to recognize the reality of Satan and acknowledge that they've been deceived by him? I really do not know of any Christian apologetics who ...
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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?

The challenge then arises: how can atheists become aware of this deception and break free from it? According to Christian apologetics, how can atheists awaken to the reality of spiritual deception, ...
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Did Satan physically touch Jesus in the Desert?

Did Satan physically touch Jesus in the Desert? The short answer is no. Satan being a spiritual being, an angel turned evil, he would be unable to physically touch Jesus in a bodily sense. Jesus’ ”...
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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?

How do believers in contemporary miracles from God interpret passages indicating that miracles during the end times are attributed to Satan? The question is premised on the the idea that there are ...
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A specific difference between Christianity and other religions

Without a reference or a link to what you think that Christian priest said, there is no way an answer can be given as to "why Satan always fights back". I have never heard of any school of ...
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