Beliefs of the devil started thousand of years before BC. Back in ancient Babylon when they worshiped a statue that had a human head and had wings and his feet had hoofs. Also way back in the ancient times Egyptians also had a god they worshiped and it too had a human head and wings and its feet had hoofs.
This was all before the devil .was written. And now all these thousands and thousands of years later, modern man has the same handed down concept of the
Devil, means, ‘wicked, cruel, ill-tempered and very cleaver.’ That would mean when you read of about the devil , you could and most likely are reading about a man. Which makes a lot more sense than a horned, hoof footed thing.
It’s odd that for many thousands of years from the time of the devil was walking the earth, no one has since seem him. Why? If hes real. Why would he not show himself like he did back then?
The English word devil is a corruption of the Greek diabolos, which means a ‘slanderer’, and slander means,’ temptation.’ Temptation is what the Devil is famous for.
John tells you are told that the ‘devil had sinned from the beginning.’ What beginning? The beginning of the six-day creation? If so then why does it say all God created was good and God was VERY pleased with ALL he had created. Think about that.
Peter wrote, ‘Your enemy, the devil, roams around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.’ To destroy. Do not men and their armies roam around looking for the enemy so to destroy them? The devil was most likely a soldier and had his army of other fallen angels, soldiers.
We area told the devil was also called a dragon. Do you know what a dragon is? A dragon is, a mythical monster generally represented as a huge, winged reptile with crested head and enormous claws and teeth, and often spouting fire.
Would that mean the devil we have been TAUGHT to believe in, is not even a real thing, because mythical is not, nor has ever been a real anything. And what about the fact that the mythical dragon has wings. Has claws and is associated with fire.
In the Bible you find verses which show that it is God, the Creator and Ruler of the whole universe, who is responsible for both the Good and the Bad, and not the devil. Just God. Think about that. It is not the devil who causes evil. God does. BUT not the Real God.
Thinking is required if you want to know what is fact and what is only handed down opinions.