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Who is the seed of the serpent in Genesis 3:15?

In Genesis 3:15 God speaks to the snake in Eden: And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (3:15 ESV) Taken literally that would be read to mean that there would be enmity between snakes and […]

Who is Satan in Job 1?

Despite popular belief, there is a scholarly consensus that ‘satan’ in the book of Job is not a personal name, and does not refer to the supernatural evil being known as ‘Satan’ or ‘the devil’. ‘The appearance of “Satan” in virtually all English translations of the book of Job befuddles me since it is very […]

After someone is baptised, will they continue to have battles with the devil and its temptations for the rest of their lives?

Yes. When someone becomes a Christian they still face difficulties and temptations like they did before they were a Christian. James, who was writing to Christians, makes it plain that they were still going to face temptations: Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be […]

Did Jesus believe in the existence of a personal devil?

Question: “If he didn’t, then he was positively untruthful, for He purposely conveyed an impression contrary to the truth. It represents Him not as instructing but deceiving His disciples, as encouraging superstition rather than teaching truth. It presents Him in a light entirely inconsistent with His claim to be a teacher sent from God, since […]

How do the four temperaments affect a Christian life?

The question:  “What are your views on the use of the four temperament studies e.g. melancholoy, sanguine and their use on determining why a person behaves a certain way and how does this line up with God’s word and the use of theophostic prayer ministry.” Answer: It is a mistake to assume that the Bible […]

If the Devil is used symbolically in the Bible as an evil force within mankind, why was there a need to eliminate it from heaven where there is no evil? (Rev 12:7-9)

Revelation is a book of symbols. Whenever we read Revelation we should be asking ourselves, “what do these symbols mean?” We should be cautious of assuming that some has the same meaning in Revelation as it might elsewhere. Elsewhere in the Bible, “heaven” often refers to the places where God dwells. In Revelation, it might […]

What is the devil’s Bible?

The devil’s Bible is a name given to a 13th century manuscript also known as Codex Gigas (or Giant Book). The name “Devil’s Bible” came about because of a large illustration of the devil it contains (shown below). (Of course, there is nothing in the Bible that supports this image of the devil, or even […]