Who are the Devil and Satan?


"Devil" is a New Testament (Greek) term. What does it mean?

According to Isaiah 45:5-7 are there two opposing powers?

"I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me: That they may know from the rising of the sun, and from the west, that there is none beside me. I am the LORD, and there is none else. I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things." Isaiah 45:5-7


To what does the apostle Paul attribute such things as contentions, jealousies, evil, etc. in (Galatians 5:19-21)?

"Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God." Galatians 5:19-21


If you compare 1 Chronicles 21:1 and 2 Samuel 24:1, who was the "Satan"?

"And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel." 1 Chronicles 21:1

"And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah." 2 Samuel 24:1


In Jeremiah 17:9 what does God blame wickedness on?

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?" Jeremiah 17:9


Where does evil come from according to Mark 7:21-23?

"For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man." Mark 7:21-23


Compare Hebrews 2:14 and Hebrews 9:26. Who is the devil?

"Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil..." Hebrews 2:14

"For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself." Hebrews 9:26


"Satan" is an Old Testament (Hebrew) term. What does it mean?

In Matthew 16:21-23 why did Jesus call Peter "Satan"?

"From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men." Matthew 16:21-23


How does James 1:14 speak of temptation?

"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed." James 1:14

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