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Why would Yeshua call satan "a slayer of Man"?
Exactly HOW would satan go about "slaying" Man?
Would he use 'insects' (he is "the lord of the flies")?
Could he use its OWN creation to destroy Man ("...you are seed of the serpent...")?
Could it replicate itself in 'little other serpents' ("...the Dragon - the ORIGINAL (not a copy, like parasites and flat worms) serpent...")?
Or would it ONLY be understood in a "spiritual way"? How shoul I look at it, when 'something is killing me? Thanks.
Marc.. - those were executions, Man slays, the Almighty judges. Do you believe that? Of course you don't.
HG.. - So, am I to think the mercy of the Almighty created ebola, tbc, siphylis, polio, and all those ingenious killing devices? Who in a sane mind would believe that? Yeshua taught us to pray like this: "HALLOWED BE THY NAME..." can you see the reason for saying those words?
Jon.. - of course, and - to be able to plan and conceive these things - you need lots of 'intelligence', in fact 15 billion years' length of it; yet, still people believe he can not 'make' things, device 'things' that will do the slaying like insects (he is the lord of the flies) and such. Spiritually, wouldn't you say people are 'blinded' to this? Thanks.
Annsan.. - That is what the Scriptures say. I believe that. What is YOUR understanding - given to you by the Almighty - concerning those things? We can all read, but "how do you read the Word..." asked Yeshua?
- Annsan_In_HimLv 77 years agoFavorite Answer
This is in John 8:44-47 where Jesus warned religious people that they were making Satan their father (not literally, of course - spiritually).
Jesus knew those people wanted to murder Him, so He bluntly said: [quote] He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies [end quote].
All who heard Jesus knew the Hebrew scriptures and how the devil was the first liar to deceive the first woman into disobeying God, and so paradise was lost to humanity. That disobedience brought death to all humans, for all have sinned, and the Bible states that the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23, which adds that the gift of God is life eternal.)
But Jesus added [quote] He who belongs to God hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God. [quote ends, verse 47]
Strong words. Who is able for them? Only those who love the truth of God and hate Satan s lies. AiH
- Anonymous7 years ago
Whatever the number of deaths related to God in the O/T it does not compare to Satan.
Let's just say for the heck of it that God's score is 2.5 million as someone else said......
Then Satan's score would be in the billions as ALL HUMAN deaths are attributed to Satan...it was because of him death was place as a curse on mankind.....
So every human that has ever died, it was because Satan caused the sin the put the curse of death on man.
Satan can create NOTHING he is NOT A GOD...he is ONLY an angel with angel powers....he can use God's creation but he CAN NOT CREATE.
- GregoryLv 77 years ago
satan is responsible for killing mankind
satan cause a tornado that kills all of jobs children
Amplified Bible (AMP)
18 While he was yet speaking, there came also another and said, Your sons and your daughters were eating and drinking wine in their eldest brother’s house,
19 And behold, there came a great [whirlwind] from the desert, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you.
- Anonymous7 years ago
Number of deaths in the O/T directly attributed to God = 2.5 million.
Number of deaths in the O/T directly to satan = About 10. Under God's instruction.
...and satan is the slayer of men?
Apparently someone needs a calculator.
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- Common SenseLv 77 years ago
Perhaps because that's what he is, and God does not lie.Source(s): Reasoning From the Scriptures, pg. 191, 361.
- MercuriLv 77 years ago
Maybe he was doing it ironically? God killed WAY more men.