Satan Dispelled: the doctrine of demons MythsorReality
Where do our beliefs come from? It is a question that we should all ask outselves. As for most os us, the teachings, either from traditions or influnce, that we gathered has become very much a part of our lives that we think there is no need to question them, as if it is a part of our being. Many of us can be deceived without even knowing it. Although, a person who is being deceived does not even know that they are until they discover the flaws within their thinking. If we are to believe that our own heart cannot deceive us then why was it that the prophet Jeremiah did say, through inspiration, that:“The heart is deceitful above all things,and desperately wicked:who can know it?”Jeremiah 17:9 (KJV)As we go through on studies, on satan, demons, lucifer and fallen angels, let us keep one thing in mind what did the original hearer, of these Scriptures, understood these passages and words to mean.
“…devils and demons are simply man-made, hairy goat-idols.”
“Some people say, quite rightly, that idols have no actual existence, that there’s nothing to them, that there is no God other than our one God, that no matter how many of these so-called gods are named and worshiped they still don’t add up to anything but a tall story.”(1 Corinthians 8:4-5 MSG)