Does the Devil exist? Serious, be honest.
>>9870946Mississippi is pretty much a hellhole, so it wouldn't be a far stretch to say the devil exists.
>>9870946I don't get it. Am I supposed to see a pentagram on the map?
>>9870946Nay, anyone who believes in the devil is a gnostic whether they'd like to admit it or not.Sin comes from man having the gift and curse of free will. Christ has ultimately won this struggle for us but that doesn't give us a free pass to be devils.
>>9872608>>9872641Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil? Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.???
>>9872671>The Coronavirus (COVID-19): Is It From God or the Devil?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hzs6s-feli0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZiVVNK-ZI0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbSsk_MRjTIhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9z_59yUINK0https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4MD_huVCeQThe Devil
>>9870946I have thanked the devil on one occasion, because it didn't feel right to thank god for the particular boon, but i'm pretty much agnostic and practically an atheist 99% of the time.
>>9872971I'm a recovering roman catholic.
Maybe it's the Devil who came and taught the Rock and Roll:>And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! for the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.Then after the Rock and Roll he leaves for a 1,000 years:>And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years, And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.V
>>9870946Honestly? No. I think that devil is just a boogeyman which stands for all the evil that is inside all of us. Devil is not some supernatural entity which seduces people with evil.
>is there a horned creature living in the aether and operating in the real world? No>is there evil temptation in the world that is adversarial to God’s will?Yes