Off and on in my wanderings through the blogosphere, I’ve come across comments related to SATAN and his role in Christianity. Based on the extensive research I did for my book, I’ve discovered many (if not most) people have incorrect perceptions about this “evil entity.” So, as a “public service” 🙂 , I decided to clear the air and share what I learned.
But before I do, I would like input from everyone who reads this post — especially Christians (whether active or lapsed) — to give me your view of SATAN.
- Is he a rebellious, fallen angel?
- Was he originally created by Yahweh?
- Is he presently at war with God?
- Was he embodied in the serpent?
- How much power does he have?
- Does he have demons to assist him in his “work?”
- Is he able to “possess” people and make them do crazy and weird things?
Please don’t limit yourself to just these examples. If you see SATAN in some other way, don’t hesitate to share your viewpoint.
Then, I’d like you to go a step further …
WHY do you believe what you do? Can you back it up with scripture? Or are your beliefs simply a result of Sunday School teachings? Or perhaps your ideas are based on things you heard growing up? Even if you don’t believe he exists, what have you heard/read/been taught about him?
After I get input from as many people as possible, I’ll write a post and share what I learned in my research.
P.S. Please do not include anything you may have read in my book about SATAN as this information will be shared in a follow-up post. What I’m seeking is how you saw him before you read the book. Thanks!