Satan Sentence Examples
Satan and the beasts condemned to eternal torment.
The Key of Truth teaches that after the fall Adam and Eve and their children were slaves of Satan until the advent of the newly created Adam, Jesus Christ.
They believed in the existence of two gods, a good (whose son was Christ) and an evil (whose son was Satan); matter is the creation of the evil principle, and therefore essentially evil, and the greatest of all sins is sexual intercourse, even in marriage; sinful also is the possession of material goods, and the eating of flesh meat, and many other things.
At his appearing all nature rejoices (Yasht, 13, 93); he enters into conflict with the demons and rids the earth of their presence (Yasht, 17,19); Satan approaches him as tempter to make him renounce his faith (Vendidad, 19, 6).
Baal Zebub of the Philistine Ekron became the Beelzebub who was equivalent to Satan.Advertisement
For every one who shall not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is antichrist; and whosoever shall not confess the testimony of the Cross is of the devil; and whosoever shall pervert the oracles of the Lord to his own lusts and say that there is neither resurrection nor judgment, that man is the first-born of Satan.
But Polycarp displayed the same uncompromising attitude which his master John had shown towards Cerinthus and answered, "I recognize you as the first-born of Satan."
The God of light, with his syzygy, " the spirit of his right hand," now begot the primal man, and sent him, equipped with the five pure elements, to fight against Satan.
Hence Adam is a discordant being, created in the image of Satan, but carrying within him the stronger spark of light.
Eve is given him by Satan as his companion.Advertisement
Cain and Abel indeed are not sons of Adam, but of Satan and Eve; Seth, however, who is full of light, is the offspring of Adam by Eve.
Through his machinations the crucifixion took place, and Satan was the originator of the whole Orthodox community with its churches, vestments, ceremonies, sacraments and fasts, with its monks and priests.
This world being the work of Satan, the perfect must eschew any and every excess of its pleasure.
The star of the knights grand cross is a seven-rayed star of silver with a small ray of gold between each, in the centre is a red St George's cross bearing a medallion of St Michael encountering Satan, surrounded by a blue fillet with the motto Auspicium melioris aevi.
A final outburst of Satan's power is followed by his overthrow and the Last Judgment.Advertisement
In some churches, during the middle ages, an image of Christ was raised from the altar through a hole in the roof, through which a burning straw figure representing Satan was immediately thrown down.
Men are the result of a primal war in heaven, when hosts of angels incited by Satan or Lucifer to revolt were driven out, and were imprisoned in terrestrial bodies created for them by the adversary.
There followed the Renunciation, primitive enough in form, but the postulant solemnly renounced, not Satan and his works and pomp, but the harlot church of the persecutors, whose prayers were more deadly than desirable.
This object he achieved, but soon his conscience smote him, and he declared these words to have been an inspiration of Satan.
The word shaitan " Satan," which was likewise borrowed, at least in the first instance, from the Abyssinian, had probably been already introduced into the language.Advertisement
Their attacks on infant baptism seemed to him not altogether irrational, and in regard to their claim to personal inspiration he said "Luther alone can decide; on the one hand let us beware of quenching the Spirit of God, and on the other of being led astray by the spirit of Satan."
He then passed away into the wilderness, where He was tempted by Satan and fed by angels.
Then followed the tremendous warning, that to assign His work to Satan, and so to call good evil, was to blaspheme against the Holy Spirit - the one sin which admitted of no forgiveness.
Most of the other references relate to the strife of Michael and Satan about the body of Moses, and ascribe it to the Ascensio Mosis, i.e.
So, in Christianity, the existence of Satan as an evil influence, antagonistic to God, involves a kind of dualism.Advertisement
But generally speaking this dualism is permissive, inasmuch as it is always held that God will triumph over Satan in His own time.
It follows from such a view that Satan is not the creation of God, but rather a power coeval in origin, over whose activity God has no absolute control.
Thinking as he did that the New World had been the undisturbed realm of Satan before the settlements were made in Massachusetts, he considered it natural that the Devil should make a peculiar effort to bring moral destruction on these godly invaders.
He commonly regards an occurrence as sufficiently accounted for when it is ascribed to the activity of God or of Satan.
Now here, we are told, there is a malicious allusion to the " messenger of Satan to buffet me " of 2 Cor.
It is closely allied to the kind of poem known as a debat, and the opening words - "Alle herkneth to me nou A strif wille I tellen ou Of Jesu and of Satan" - seem to indicate that the piece was delivered by a single performer.
The subject - the descent of Christ into Hades to succour the souls of the just, as related in the apocryphal gospel of Nicodemus - is introduced in a kind of prologue; then follows the dispute between "Dominus" and "Satan" at the gate of Hell; the gatekeeper runs away, and the just are set free, while Adam, Eve, Habraham, David, Johannes and Moyses do homage to the deliverer.
He instances the blessing of the water of baptism, of the oil of anointing and of the baptizand himself, the use of anointing him with oil, trine immersion, the formal renunciation of Satan and his angels.
How long after this it was before infant baptism became normal inside the Byzantine church, we do not exactly know, but it was natural that mothers should insist on their children being liberated from Satan and safeguarded from demons as soon as might be.
It is possible that this common ceremony of Roman law suggested the triple abrenunciatio of Satan.
Like the legal ceremony, baptism freed the believer from one (Satan) who, by the mere fact of the believer's birth, had power of death over him.
Even Satan must repent and live.'
In Paradise Lost, Book ii., Beelzebub appears as second only to Satan himself.
Thomas Bagley was accused of declaring that if in the sacrament a priest made bread into God, he made a God that can be eaten by rats and mice; that the pharisees of the day, the monks, and the nuns, and the friars and all other privileged persons recognized by the church were limbs of Satan; and that auricular confession to the priest was the will not of God but of the devil.
He was led by a protecting angel to the beginning of time when Satan, supported by an angel called Adam, was in full rebellion against God.
It is certainly an advance on the older patristic theory, in so far as it substitutes for a contest between God and Satan, a contest between the goodness and justice of God; but it puts the whole relation on a merely legal footing, gives it no ethical bearing, and neglects altogether the consciousness of the individual to be redeemed.
He is the all-destroying Satan, the source of all evil in the world and, like Ormazd, exists since the beginning of the world.
When the divine is most completely conceived as unity, the demonic is also so conceived; and over against God stands Satan, or the devil.
After the Exile there is a tendency to protect the divine transcendence by the introduction of mediating angelic agency, and to separate all evil from God by ascribing its origin to Satan, the enemy of God and man.
In the hook of Enoch Satan is represented as the ruler of a rival kingdom of evil, but here are also mentioned Satans, who are distinguished from the fallen angels and who have a threefold function, to tempt, to accuse and to punish.
The Book of the Secrets of Enoch not only identifies Satan with the Serpent, but also describes his revolt against God, and expulsion from heaven.
In the Jewish Targums Sammael, "the highest angel that stands before God's throne, caused the serpent to seduce the woman"; he coalesces with Satan, and has inferior Satans as his servants.
The birth of Cain is ascribed to a union of Satan with Eve.
In John's Gospel and Epistles Satan is opposed to Christ.
While Christ's First Advent delivered believers from Satan's bondage, his overthrow would be completed only by the Second Advent.
In Athanasius the relation of the work of Christ to Satan retires into the background, Gregory of Nazianzus and John of Damascus felt scruples about this view.
Luther was always conscious of the presence and opposition of Satan.
Dorner has formulated a theory which explains the development of the conception of Satan in the Holy Scriptures as in correspondence with an evolution in the character of Satan.
He supposes "a change in Satan in the course of the history of the divine revelation, in conflict with which he came step by step to be a sworn enemy of God and man, especially in the New Testament times, in which, on the other hand, his power is broken at the root by Christ."
He argues that "the world-order, being in process as a moral order, permits breaches everywhere into which Satan can obtain entrance" (pp. 99, 102).
Kaftan affirms that a "doctrine about Satan can as little be established as about angels, as faith can say nothing about it, and nothing is gained by it for the dogmatic explanation of evil.
The idea of Satan will on account of the Scriptures not disappear from it, and it would be arrogant to wish to set it aside.
Only let everyone keep the thought that Satan also stands under the commission of the Almighty God, and that no one must suppose that by leading back his sins to a Satanic temptation he can get rid of his own guilt.
The author contends that the existence of evil is best explained by assuming that God is confronted with Satan, who in the process of evolution interferes with the divine designs, an interference which the instability of such an evolving process makes not incredible.
Satan is, however, held to be a creature who has by abuse of his freedom been estranged from, and opposed to his Creator, and who at last will be conquered by moral means.
Interesting as these speculations are, it may be confidently affirmed that belief in Satan is not now generally regarded as an essential article of the Christian faith, nor is it found to be an indispensable element of Christian experience.
The possibility of the existence of evil spirits, organized under one leader Satan to tempt man and oppose God, cannot be denied; the sufficiency of the evidence for such evil agency may, however, be doubted; the necessity of any such belief for Christian thought and life cannot, therefore, be affirmed.
It is not to be supposed that Satan would convince men of sin or awaken the conscience.
But in the second set of verses, both lots and wine are an absolute abomination and the work of Satan.
Therefore since our warfare is not over, let us prepare for the worst brunt, and the last efforts of Satan.
You know, if you think that Satan's man is a drunken bum, you've got it wrong.
Joining Slayer on the musical front is the cult death metal group deicide, which calls itself " Satan's favorite band " .
And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.
However, the Bible is not dualistic since it insists that God remains ultimately Sovereign even over Satan and evil.
Muhammad's actions, Muhammad's fruit, make him Satan's emissary, not God's prophet.
I say Muhammad was used by Satan do spread falsehood.
Their coming is made fruitless by the wandering of their hearts; they have experience of the power of Satan, not of Christ.
Intoxicants and games of chance, and idols and divining arrows are an abomination of Satan's handiwork.
But God abrogates the interjections of Satan and confirms His own revelations.
For someone to say I want to be sexual on Satan's side and godly is absolutely ludicrous.
And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
Encounter Satan's minions and banish them back to their evil realm.
He did not need to let him be tortured just to prove a point to Satan who is not omniscient.
Jesus again plunders Satan's kingdom just as He said He would.
Jesus has come into the world to render Satan powerless.
Now Satan is indeed prowling around like a roaring lion and we need a proper awareness of danger.
I still bitterly repent the time I spent in Satan's service.
And we need to be realistic about how very susceptible we are to Satan's seductions.
You are too self-satisfied to realize Satan has got you.
Would he fight or would he knuckle under to Satan's stooges?
A mob is peculiarly susceptible to Satan's influence.
May God help us all to reject the temptations of Satan.
Deliver us from Satan's temptation to think You have forgotten us.
I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is.
You are one of Satan's little tricksters yourself.
Satan would be an atheist, a humanist, who denies the trinity by simply not opposing them.
Anyone trying to spout tripe about Pagans being Satan worshipers would be seen for the frauds they are.
I see Satan's wiles, I see what the world wants, and I sense the frailty and corruption of my flesh.
Is not Satan's service a terrible task, an intolerable burden, an iron yoke, in comparison to God's service?
At first the people refused to listen to him, for he was represented to them as an instrument of Satan, and all who had dealings with him were threatened with the vengeance of the consistory.
The present world was corrupt and subject to Satan and the powers of darkness.
Satan will be cast, along with all those who have been delivered over to him to suffer the pains of hell, into the abyss, where he will henceforward lie powerless.
Its main intention in its present context is apparently to explain Satan's dominion over the world and the bitterness of his rage against the church and against Christ.
Furthermore, the victory over Satan is ascribed to Michael.
Their ideal is embodied in a manifesto set forth about 1570 under the title The True Marks of Christ's Church, &c., and signed by " Richard Fytz, Minister," as being " the order of the Privy Church in London, which by the malice of Satan is falsely slandered."
Then Satan began to rage, and made an incursion into the kingdom of light, into the earth of light.
Daub had become so hopelessly addicted to this perverse principle that he deduced not only Jesus as the embodiment of the philosophical idea of the union of God and man, but also Judas Iscariot as the embodiment of the idea of a rival god, or Satan."
He does not admit that Satan has any lawful claim on man, or that God practised a deceit on him, as later fathers taught.
Rama, perhaps too perfect to enlist all our sympathies; his impetuous and loving brother Lakshman; the tender, constant Bharat; Sita, the ideal of an Indian wife and mother; Ravan, destined to failure, and fighting with all his demon force against his destiny - the Satan of the epic - all these are characters as lifelike and distinct as any in occidental literature."
The Satan myth of the Christian religion is the obscene monster of the cult of ancient Babylon.
They have a great reverence for all life in Nature, they do not cast harmful spells, they do n't worship Satan.
And we need to be realistic about how very susceptible we are to Satan 's seductions.
Someone who is not a member of the religion of Satan might say, But your god has ordered the slaughter of innocents !
Thus, Christ uses his priceless life to redeem us from the slavery of sin and Satan.
First a solicitous care for the body, then Satan tempts a risk of the body.
The whole world will be worshiping Satan and the son of perdition.
C'mon we 're supposed to be the Spawn of Satan not scared off by train problems !
Would he fight or would he knuckle under to Satan 's stooges?
A mob is peculiarly susceptible to Satan 's influence.
He obeyed its moral law when tempted by Satan.
In fact, when Jesus was tempted in the desert by Satan himself, he immediately recognized his identity and resisted and rebuked him.
Deliver us from Satan 's temptation to think You have forgotten us.
We shall rest from all the temptations of Satan.
I know where you dwell, where Satan 's throne is.
You are one of Satan 's little tricksters yourself.
You can never triumph over Satan without using the Word of God.
And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan.
I see Satan 's wiles, I see what the world wants, and I sense the frailty and corruption of my flesh.
He learned so much about the wiles of Satan.
They were enticed into disobedience to God by the wiles of the serpent, the prehistoric ancestor of the Christian Satan.
Hell, he might as well of been raised by vultures and ravenous wolves or even raised by Satan himself.
Is not Satan 's service a terrible task, an intolerable burden, an iron yoke, in comparison to God 's service?
As a child, she made her big screen debut in 1981's Jaws of Satan.
Eventually, they discover the unholy truth - the child is the son of Satan.
For those who live in a black box, the number 666 is a sign of the devil, and The Omen is the classic tale of Satan's son born into the mortal world to wreak bloody horrors on anyone who gets in his way.
From a faith-based perspective, there is a wide-spread belief that demons are the minions of Satan; however, many modern ghost hunters eschew this idea.
Satan was among these types of angels before his fall from grace.
In Christianity, fire represents the Holy Ghost but it also describes Satan as being surrounded by flames.
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The White Stripes' fifth album, Get Behind Me Satan, was recorded in 14 days and is all the better for it.
These fallen angels are either described as servants of the Lightbringer (Satan), servants in hell or condemned to walk among the very humans they so despise until the end of the world, forever denied the glory of their creator again.
The emergence of Satan as a definite supernatural personality, the head or prince of the world of evil spirits, is entirely a phenomenon of post-exilian Judaism.
It is impossible to deny Persian influence in the development of this conception, and that the Persian Ahriman (Angromainyu), the evil personality opposed to the good, Ahura Mazda, moulded the Jewish counterpart, Satan.
But in Judaism monotheistic conceptions reigned supreme, and the Satan of Jewish belief as opposed to God stops short of the dualism of Persian religion.
In later Judaism Sammael is the equivalent of Satan.
At the end of this time Satan is to be let loose again for a short season; he will prepare a new onslaught, but God will miraculously destroy him and his hosts.
By a true confession of faith, by every good deed, word and thought, by continually keeping pure his body and his soul, he impairs the power of Satan and strengthens the might of goodness, and establishes a claim for reward upon Ormazd; by a false confession, by every evil deed, word and thought and defilement, he increases the evil and renders service to Satan.
If his evil works outweigh his good, he falls finally under the power of Satan, Vand the pains of hell are his portion for ever.
Among the former those most inculcated are renunciation of Satan, adoration of Ormazd, purity of soul and body, and care of the cow.
Satan himself, " the venomous Beast," will be restored to his angelic nature.
Similarly the Armenian writer Gregory Magistros (c. 1040) accuses the Thonraki of teaching that "Moses saw not God, but the devil," and infers thence that they held Satan to be creator of heaven and earth, as well as of mankind.
The monkish garb was revealed by Satan to Peter at the baptism, when it was the devil, the ruler of this world, who, so costumed, leaned forward and said, This is my beloved son.
They made the most of Paul's antithesis between law and grace, bondage to Satan and freedom of the Spirit.
So Gregory of Narck upbraids the Thonraki for their "anthropolatrous apostasy, their selfconf erred contemptible priesthood which is a likening of themselves to Satan" (= Christ in Thonraki parlance).
In the cave the saint held his famous colloquy with the devil, in which Satan was worsted and contemptuously dismissed.
His extraordinary thinness is commemorated, among other things, by the very poor but well-known epigram attributed to Young, and identifying him at once with "Satan, Death and Sin."
The dualism of the earlier Zoroastrians, which may be compared with the Christian doctrine of God and Satan, gradually tended in la.
When once it had taught men that the next world was God's world, though it did so at the cost of relinquishing the present to Satan, it had achieved its real task, and the time had come for it to quit the stage of history, when Christianity appeared as the heir of this true spiritual achievement.
The Genesis fragments have less of the heroic tone, except in the splendid passage describing the rebellion of Satan and his host.
It is noteworthy that the poet, like Milton, sees in Satan no mere personification of evil, but the fallen archangel, whose awful guilt could not obliterate all traces of his native majesty.
The high priest Joshua is accused before Yahweh by Satan, but is acquitted and given rule in Yahweh's house and courts, with the right of access to Yahweh in priestly intercession.
Noteworthy is the affinity between some notions evidently not first framed by the prophet himself and the prologue to Job - the heavenly hosts that wander through the earth and bring back their report to Yahweh's throne, the figure of Satan, the idea that suffering and calamity are evidences of guilt and of accusations presented before God.
Newton and Dr Samuel Clarke is laid open, 1732; Glory or Gravity, 1733; The Religion of Satan, or Antichrist Delineated, 1736.
Thus 7-12, which is really a Jewish fragment recounting the victory of Michael over Satan, has to a certain degree been adapted to a Christian environment by the insertion of the b - I 1.
Then comes an account of the casting down of Satan from heaven.
The insertion of the alien matter 7-12 between 1-5 and 13-17 may be due to our author's wish to show that the expulsion of Satan from heaven after Christ's birth and ascension to heaven was owing in some measure to Christ, although he has allowed Michael's name to remain in the borrowed passage, 7-12 - a fact which shows how dependent the writer was on tradition.
Rome has been overthrown, but, as Rome is only the last secular manifestation of Satan, there is yet the final struggle with Satan and his adherents.
Satan is bound 1 and cast into the abyss, and the kingdom of Christ and of the martyrs and faithful confessors established for a thousand years.
The writer manifests the most burning hatred towards Rome and the worship of its head - the beast and the false prophet, who are actual embodiments of Satan.
Somewhat later, in the visions of Zechariah, angels play a great part; they are sometimes spoken of as " men," sometimes as mal'akh, and the Mal'akh Yahweh seems to hold a certain primacy among them.21 Satan also appears to prosecute (so to speak) the High Priest before the divine tribunal.
In the canonical Old Testament angels may inflict suffering as ministers of God, and Satan may act as accuser or tempter; but they appear as subordinate to God, fulfilling His will; and not as morally evil.
The distinction of good and bad angels is recognized; we have names, Gabriel 4, and the evil angels Abaddon or Apollyon', Beelzebub 6, and Satan'; ranks are implied, archangels 8, principalities and powers9, thrones and dominions 10.
He could not, like Marlowe's Mephistophilis or Milton's Satan, regretfully paint the glories of the height from which he has been hurled; for he denies the distinction between high and low, since "everything that comes into being deserves to be destroyed."
Only he is saved who on the one hand is forgiven at baptism and so released from the power of Satan, and then goes on to live in obedience to the divine law; and on the other hand receives in baptism the germ of a new spiritual nature and is progressively transformed by feeding upon the body and blood of the divine Christ in the eucharist.
Satan with his demons was born from the kingdom of darkness.
And although the God of light himself now took to the field, and with the help of new aeons (the spirit of life, &c.) inflicted total defeat upon Satan, and set the ' A is spoken of in the formula of abjuration, and an Epistola ad virginem Menoch by Augustine.
The first man, Adam, was engendered by Satan in conjunction with "sin," "cupidity," "desire."
Satanail was thus transformed into Satan.
The unfinished poems, Dieu and La Fin de Satan, are full to overflowing of such magnificent work, such wise simplicity of noble thought, such heroic and pathetic imagination, such reverent and daring faith, as no other poet has ever cast into deathless words and set to deathless music. Les Jumeaux, an unfinished tragedy, would possibly have been the very greatest of his works if it had been completed on the same scale and on the same lines as it was begun and carried forward to the point at which it was cut short for ever.