Perspectives on the Devil
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  • 1. The Devil….
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bernatcg/2073306360/
  • 2. What do we know about the Devil?
  • 3. What do we know about the Devil?
    A supernatural being, the opposite of God, a personification of evil.
  • 4. Some perspectives on the Devil.
  • 5. Origin of Satan
  • 6. Origin of Satan
    Devil, called Lucifer (Morning Star), used to be an angel who, along with one-third of the angelic host (the demons) rebelled against God and was consequently condemned to Hell. He is described as hating all humanity, or more accurately creation, opposing God, spreading lies and wreaking havoc on the souls of mankind.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Paradise_Lost_12.jpg
  • 7. Devil as a Rebel
    The Devil in the form of a snake, also tempts Eve to disobey God by eating from the Tree of Knowledge, thus bringing sin to the World.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tizian_-_The_fall_of_man.jpg
  • 8. Devil as a Rebel
    The Devil tempted Jesus at the start of his ministry, trying to corrupt him with wealth, power and protection from physical harm.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ary_Scheffer_-_The_Temptation_of_Christ_(1854).jpg
  • 9. Devil as a Rebel
    The Devil is said to have entered Judas, before his betrayal of Jesus.
    Luke 22:3 (New International Version)
    3Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gustave_Dor%C3%A9_-_The_Holy_Bible_-_Plate_CXLI,_The_Judas_Kiss.jpg
  • 10. Devil as a Rebel
    God tells Satan about his loyal servant Job. Satan sets out to turn Job from God.
  • 11. Devil as a metaphor
    Some Christians see the Devil as a metaphor for all human sin and temptation- there is no actual being.