Maitreya is expected to arrive and give a "Day of Declaration" or "Interview" on national TV any day now. The Bible Codes describe him as a beast, a creature, even "Cain" which makes me think he's a DNA clone of Cain. He claims himself his body has been "manufactured" for earth because his real one is "alien." Now what's that tell you folks! He's also described in the codes as a coming educator, author, and lecturer. An Arab Sheik, he will consolidate Arab countries as his base of power such as Libya, Ethiopia, Kenya, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, and a few others most likely Lebanon and Syria as well. He's hypnotic and can hypnotize his audiences. He uses telepathy and channelling as forms of alternative communication. He will wage war against the Saints and those who reject his/Satan's global socialistic agenda on earth. He is the first beast of Revelation Chapter 13. He could die and return...watch for the charades...I see in the codes where the Orgone we make will kill many of his forces (already is) and is already causing UFOs to crash around the world. Watch for the deception where he comes, is destroyed, is considered the "evil Antichrist of the Bible" and now "Jesus" arrives with his "heavenly host" of Aliens dressed in white masquerading as angels with a tech-induced "heavenly glow.".
You will have to register with the Church of Satan first, or fill out the registration and send it along with the application, as the Church of Satan has an application for Active Membership that a person needs to fill out which can be found on their website. When submitting the application you not only need to be a registered member of the church but you must also submit your $200 registration fee along with it. You can find more information about joining on the Church of Satan website.
As well as a copy of your government issued photo ID, and a signed statement of intent.
A Ghost is defined by the Catholic Church as a disembodied spirit. Christianity believes that God may, and sometimes does, permit a departed soul to appear in some visible form to people on earth. Allowing for legend and illusion, there is enough authentic evidence, for example in the lives of the saints, to indicate that such apparitions occur. Their purpose may be to teach, or warn, or request some favor of the living. - from Modern Catholic Dictionary.
That being said, the devils can and do sometimes (and more recently, frequently) impersonate the dead and try to lead the living astray. Bottom line, if you think you see a ghost, do nothing about it whatsoever, and certainly nothing that you think it may have asked of you. Instead pray for whoever you think it may have been and ask God to have mercy on their soul. NEVER engage in any kind of interaction with any such apparition. If for some reason you believe that you are seeing a real ghost of someone you know and that are asking something of you that you believe might be legitimate, then speak to a competent priest on the matter, but under no circumstances engage in conversation or even grant them your attention. St. Teresa of Avila was insistent on ignoring such things. Holy Water is usually effectively at driving demons away, you should sprinkle some in your room and on your bed at night, particularly if you have problems in this area.
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In my opinion, Satan exists only as an excuse for the vicious, evil, greedy, selfish and sadistic qualities adopted by individuals as may suit their convenience.
Just as the power of fire can be used for good or evil purposes you don't blame the fire for it's natural qualities, you blame the user.
______________________________________________________________AnswerSatan is certainly attested to in the Bible as a real being. Today he is scoffed at by many who are too enlightened to believe in his existence, along with God as well. What is interesting in modern times is that despite scientific and technological 'progress' there are possibly more people who believe in Satan now than there ever were. There is a massive rise in Satanism and occultic practices. Although some may say this is merely coming out into the open in a more tolerant age, this is disputable, as now both Christians and secular scientists and those who supposedly 'know better' scoff or are against this. AnswerDespite belief in science, there is also an increase in satanism in this present age. So, contrary to the above view, satanism is on the increase not decrease. To ignore this trend is contrary to the evidence. One explanation is that Satan is to some a replacement for the true God who has been abandoned by many.
It is also doubtful that science can disprove the existence of a being who is not himself going to sit on a table and be subject to experiments. He exists though, not just because many people believe in him, both those who love and those who hate him, but because he is testified of in a reliable document, the Bible.AnswerFirst up; the comment above regarding the bible as a "reliable" document is nonsense. How can it possibly be considered reliable without physical (or at the very least plausible) evidence of what it claims! "The lord of the rings" is a popular book too but does that mean it is reliable? I.E that it describes events that actually occured? I think not! Will the world worship the lord Frodo in 2000 years time, when everyone has forgotten that it was only a work of fiction?
The so-called "proof" that Satan does in fact exist is a matter of personal opinion and can be attributed to nothing more than the individuals' interpretation of the world around them. If you want to believe something is true, there is gererally nothing that can stop you!
Yes there are bad things in this world, and if there weren't we would have no conception or measure of the good things.
Whether or not Satan exists is as irrelevant a question as any, for (he) can have no influence on your life unless you choose that path for yourself. If you are asking this question then I would suggest to you that you already believe you know the answer.
In my singular opinion neither god or Satan exist as independent entities, but are simple metaphores for describing the eternal conflict of peace vs malice that wages within every one of us. The kind of person you become depends on which side you take a liking to, and neither side is right or wrong. To paraphrase; "The best intentions pave the road to hell"AnswerAfter Jesus tells the apostles at the last supper that one of them would betrary him, the one who Jesus loved asked:
(John 13:25-27) "...'Master, who is it?' Jesus answered 'It is the one to whom I hand the morsel after I have dipped it.' So he dipped the morsel and [took it and] handed it to Judas, son of Simon the Iscariot. After he took the morsel, Satan entered him. So Jesus said to him 'What you are going to do, do quickly'."
Jesus teaching about the Holy Spirit to the Apostles:
(John 16:8-11) "And when he comes he will convict the world in regard to sin and righteousness and condemnation: sin, because they do not believe in me; righteousness, because I am going to the Father and you will no longer see me; condemnation, because the ruler of this world has been condemned." (Satan)
Part of Jesus's prayer to the Father speaking about the Apostles:
(John 17:14-15) "I gave them your word, and the world hated them, because they do not belong to the world any more than I belong to the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world but that you keep them from the evil one." (Satan)
So you see, Yes, Satan exists.
no i know that because he went to x factor snd got famous
for singing and thats how he started his career
No, traditionally a signature is required.
The devil is already on Earth. He is not some man, as many people seem to think he is. He works behind the scenes, whispering lies, doubts and temptations into people's ears, the background influence. I liken him to a stereotypical used car salesman - talks smooth, giving enough lies and even more partial truths to make you do something that seems smart in the moment but in the end you realize is the worst decision you ever made.
The previous answer talks about the coming of the Anti-Christ, not the devil (I left the previous answer because it can be considered somewhat relevant).
It is said the devil will take the image of a man, not just any man; a man of power & persuation. A man who will try to unite all the worls thru false pretense & persuade world leaders to join in making him the sole controller of the worlds food supply. Non-followers will be killed, followers will burn in hell with him in eternal desecration.
no, Satan is a fallen Angel who defied God.
The Antichrist, is sometimes said to be the son of Satan and a Jackal.
Many depictions of Satan show him with wings, often bat-like wings to ensure we think of him as unattractive. On the other hand, as the Jews did not even know about Satan until around 500 BCE, he probably does not really exist. If he does not exist, then he only has wings in our imagination.
Satan was a high ranking angel that over time developed a desire for the worship that God received. Once man was created Satan desired to receive worship from man. God commanded Adam to not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and bad for if he does he will die. Satan deceived Eve into eating of the tree's fruit. Satan told Eve "you will not die" and that you will become like God (having your eyes opened) knowing good and evil. Satan (father of the lie) lied when he said that Eve would not die. He also encouraged Adam and Eve to be independent of God and decide what is good and bad for themselves. Satan encouraged man to rebel against God and brought death to mankind. God's sovereignty or right to rule was questioned by Satan.
I would say that the best answer would be "sin". Essentially, Satan lives to lead people away from God by leading them to sin, thereby preventing them from going to Heaven.
Because people's sin prevent them from going to Heaven, God sent his son, Jesus, as a sacrifice to wipe away the sins of the world (John 3:16, among other verses) - all the person has to do is accept the gift of life and live as a disciple of Jesus, which is easy unless the person is still hanging onto their sin. Satan plays off of that, both creating other religions to lead people away from the truth and distorting the truth itself. Anything to drag as many people to hell with him as possible.
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The "Devil's Pitchfork" is actually a very ancient symbol predating Christianity by thousands of years. This symbol originated in the Far East.
It is known as the "TRISHUL" and symbolizes piercing through the three knots in the base, the heart and 6th chakras, also known as "granthis" in Sanskrit. For the serpent to ascend, all three must be open. The Trishul symbolizes the serpentine energy piercing through the three granthis.
by trading your personal sense of identity, self-worth, and/or morality for (the love of) monetary gain and/or popularity. Identity, self-worth, and morality are the principals that lead to spiritual, psychological, and emotional well being. Once you replace those with something someone else can give you, you lose a piece of yourself.
"Jewish View "
The Satan never betrayed God. Judaism holds that God explicitly created the Satan as he created all of the angels. However, unlike Christianity, Judaism asserts that the Satan never rebelled against God nor does he direct or control evil in the world. The Satan is God's loyal opposition, whose job it is to cross-examine God, His actions, and advocate against humanity. This leads to him generally having the responsibility for arguing that humans should not receive mercy when they arrive in the Afterlife (in contrast to God who wishes to provide mercy). These constant arguments with God could be considered "fighting", but since he is only arguing with God because that was the function he was made to perform, it is not really fighting. It is also certainly not betrayal since he is following God's orders to the "t".
The Satan is one of the few angels in the Bible whose name is never ever explicitly stated; the Satan is his title, i.e. the Opposer, just as the Healer is Raphael's title.
The devil does not really exist, so in reality you can never make a deal with him. Satan entered post-Exilic Judaism as the 'adversary' but under the instructions of God, tasked to test the righteousness of the faithful. In the Persian religion, Zoroastrianism, Angra Mainyu is the wholly malign adversary of the Persian god, Ahura Mazda. When this concept was adopted in Judaism after the Babylonian Exile, the Jews struggled with the notion of God having an opponent who could defy him. Deciding that this was not possible, the Jews adapted Satan to do God's bidding by challenging the faithful, as we see in the Book of Job.
In Christianity and then Islam, Satan evolved to become the evil opponent of God, seeking to cause the faithful to deviate from righteousness and to destroy God's kingdom. Presumably if you make contact with the devil you will be enticed to do his bidding, which is supposed to be to do evil, thereby consigning you to hell in the afterlife. But if you did not read about Satan in books you believe to be true you would have no reason to think that he exists. After all, why should we believe a being exists if we can not even decide whether he helps God or opposes him? No wonder medieval folk lore was able to insist that he could be tricked out of his side of the bargain.
We now know there are many other worlds -- probably billions of them -- and that at least some of them must be able to support life. However, the residents of other planets in the universe will never have heard about Christianity or Christianity's devil. Satan does not exist there -- even on Earth he only exists in the imaginations of believers.
Satan does not really exist, so in reality neither male nor female.
In formal Christian belief he is a spirit, or fallen angel, and therefore neither male nor female. However, in popular Christian belief he lusts after women and is therefore male. Satan is widely depicted in art as male.
I doubt whether either God or the Devil exist. Religious beliefs in this respect are sometimes somewhat contradictory; but the general idea is that nobody is more powerful than (or as powerful as) God.
The notion of selling one's soul to the devil is of medieval origin, beginning with the ninth-century apocryphal story of the fifth-century Theophilus selling his soul and then repenting. This idea is far too late for the Bible.
YES. The Devil, which is Shaytan (شيطان), occurs at least three times in the Qur'an. His name, Iblis (إبليس) also occurs several times. As for Hellfire - Jahannam or an-Naar (جهنم or النار), it is mentioned over forty times in the Qur'an and it is described as a place of immense suffering for those who commit sins.
Well for one thing, there are many types of Christians that believe differently about the purpose of evil. However, the true Christian who relies on the Bible can easily learn what the purpose of evil is. Such as for example at Psalm 92:7 says: "When the wicked ones sprout as the vegetation and all the practice's of what is hurtful blossom forth, it is that they may be annihilated forever."
Yes, as it was in Noah's day, the present proliferation of evil is evidence that God's judgement is impending, not just against wicked humans but also against Satan and his demons, who will be hurled into an abyss of inactivity as a prelude to their eventual destruction. (Read 2 Timothy 3:1-5 and Revelation 20:1-3, 7-10)
So who will execute that judgement? Well, none other than Jesus Christ, about whom we read: "For this purpose the Son of God was made manifest, namely, to break up the works of the Devil."-1 John 3:8. Of course, we need to ask the question, Do we yearn for an end to evil? If so, then you can take comfort in the promises contain in the Bible. You see, no other book exposes the very author of evil, Satan, and no other book shows how he and all his wicked works will finally be eradicated. So we urge you to just take in accurate knowledge of the Bible so as to protect yourself against Satan's evil influences now and to secure the hope of living in a world free from evil. Just read Psalm 37:9,10. Addendum: Here is an extended look at Mr. Guzman's fine answer-According to some Christian Theologists, they believe evil exists because God gives them "free will" . Christianity opines that because Adam and Eve disobeyed God, it caused mankind to draw away from Him. It is said that suffering exists not only because God exerts justice on the evil of mankind but also because He can allow people to grow to make them stronger Christians through suffering . Beth Davies-Stofko,who writes for Patheos Library says, in part: Human suffering takes many forms: emotional(lonliness,anxiety,grief); natural(earthquakes,floods,tsunamis,forestfires);moral suffering(breaking God's commandments-sinning). Irenaes, an early church father of the 2nd century formed an argument to show evil is necessary for human moral and spiritual developement so that Christians can strive and grow into fellowship with God.
Yes, e devil is real, and his domain is called "Hell City" and
around this City is a moult of fire where the tortured souls of
Time: 1 Day in hell is worth 1 Earth Month!