Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Devil Is Real

Is Satan Real? This was the topic of a recent debate on ABC News. Available link here: A doctor and Christian entertainer was staunchly opposed to believing in Satan while a former prostitute said she knew Satan first hand and had fought his forces.

It was stated, "According to one poll, 70 percent of Americans believe Satan is real. Some believe he -- and almost all believers say Satan is a "he" -- is a fallen angel. Others believe Satan is a shapeless, malevolent force; the enemy of God. But there are also many people who believe that Satan is a myth, and a dangerous one, because his name is often invoked to justify unspeakable acts of violence."

At the conclusion of the debate, Carlton Pearson stated, "Some people believe I am leading people to hell. If there really is a devil and if there really is a hell.... I guess ... I deserve to go there!" There are numerous references to Satan and demons in the Bible, but Pearson said that you can believe parts of the Bible while turning away from others.

In reality, my opinion doesn't count. What matters is God's word. Satan had his debut in the Garden of Eden and he has been "seeking whom he may devour" ever since.

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