The Doctrine of SATAN

The Doctrine of Satan

Psalm 109:6
Set Thou a wicked man over him: and let Satan stand at his right hand,

WHAT HE IS NOT:
Satan is not an evil principle, an err of the mortal mind, a disease germ, an abstract power, or a being with hoofs, horns, tail, and Persian shoes, holding a pitchfork and presiding over a lake of fire and realm of the dead.

WHAT HE IS:
1 – Satan is a real person [1 Chron. 21:1; Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Ps. 109:6; Zech. 3:1-2; 1 Pet. 5:8-9; Rev. 12:7-12].

2 – Jesus Christ dealt with him as with a person [Matt. 4:1-11; Lk. 4:1-13].

3- Jesus Christ waged war on Satan as on a person [Lk. 13:16; 1 Jn. 3:8; Acts 10:38].

4- Christ taught that Satan was a real person [Lk. 10:18; Rev. 12:7-12; 13:1-4; 20:1-10].

5- The Apostle fought with Satan as with a real person [Eph. 6:10-18; 1 Th. 2:18; 1 Pet. 5:8-9].

6- The Apostle warned men against a personal devil [Eph. 4:27; 6:11; Jas. 4:7; 1 Pet. 5:8-9].

7- Personal singular pronouns are used of Satan [Matt. 4:7-11; 12:26; Lk. 11:18].

8- Personal statements are made to him [Isa. 14:12-14; Eze. 28:11-17; Zech. 3:1-2; Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Matt. 4:1-10; Jude 9].

9- Personal conversation is carried out with him [Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Isa. 14:12-14; Matt. 4:1-10; Jude 9].

10- Personal descriptions are given of him [[Isa. 14:12-14; Ezek. 28:11-17].

11- Personal names and titles are given to him:

1] – Lucifer [Isa. 14:12-14]
2] – Devil and Satan [Matt. 10:25; 12:24]
4] – Belial [2 Cor. 6:15]
5] – Adversary [1 Pet. 5:8-9]
6] – Dragon [Rev. 12:3-12; 13:1-4; 20:1-3]
7] – Serpent [2 Cor. 11:3; Rev. 12:9]
8] – God of this world [2 Cor. 4:4]
9] – The prince of this world [Jn. 12:31]
10]- Prince of the power of the air [Eph. 2:1-3]
11]- Accuser of our brethren [Rev. 12:10]
12]- Enemy [Matt. 13:39]
13]- Tempter [Matt. 4:3]
14]- The wicked one [Matt. 13:19,38]
15]- That wicked one [1 Jn. 5:18]

12 – Personal acts and attributes are ascribed to him.

13 – He is an angel with a body, soul, and spirit like all other angels [Eze. 28:11-17; Rev. 12:7-12]

14 – He is described as a most beautiful creature who fell through personal pride over his own beauty [Eze. 28:11-17].

15 – He has been seen with a body [1 Chr. 21:1; Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Ps. 109:6; Zech. 3:1-2; Matt. 4:1-11; Rev. 20:1-3].

16 – He will be bound bodily with a chain and cast into a prison [Rev. 20:1-3].

17 – He has a heart [Isa.14:12-14]; pride [Eze.28:17; 1Tim.3:6]; speech [Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Matt. 4:1-11]; knowledge [Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Matt. 4:1-11; Rev. 12:12]; power [Job 1:6-22; 2:1-7; Acts 10:38; 2 Th. 2:8-12; Acts 26:18; Rev. 13:1-4]; desires [Lk. 22:31]; lusts [Jn. 8:44; Eph. 2:1-3]; and many other bodily parts, soul passions, and spirit faculties.

18 – He goes from place to place in a body like anyone else [Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Matt. 4:10-11; Mk. 4:15].

19 – He has a kingdom [Mk. 3:22-26].

20 – He has access to heaven [Job 1:6-12; 2:1-6; Rev. 12:9-12]

21 – He is a great celestial and terrestrial rule [Eph. 2:2; 6:10-18; 2 Cor. 4:4; Jn. 12:31]

22 – He rules the business, social, political, and religious activities of the majority of mankind.

23 – His realm is divided into organized principalities and powers in the heavenlies [Dan. 10:12; 11:1; Matt. 12:24-30; Eph. 6:10-12].

24 – His subjects are fallen angels, fallen men, and demons of various kinds [Matt. 25:41; Rev. 12:7-12; Jn. 8:44; 1 Jn. 3:8-10; Js .2:19].

25 – He is head of some religions and is a leader in religious affairs [2 Cor. 11:14; Rev. 2:9; 3:9].

– Dake Annotated Reference Bible – Page 633-634.

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