SATAN coming from the Hebrew mindset is simply “…a noun from a verb meaning primarily ‘to obstruct, oppose’, as it is found in Numbers 22:22, 1 Samuel 29:4, Psalms 109:6. Ha-Satan is traditionally translated as ‘the accuser’ or ‘the adversary’. The definite article ha- (English: ‘the’) is used to show that this is a title bestowed on a being, versus the name of a being. Thus, this being would be referred to as ‘the satan’.” [Wikipedia]DISPEL “…means to drive away…, …to disperse, and is used literally (dispel clouds, fog , etc.) and with generalized abstract nouns (dispel fear, notions, suspicions , etc.). It is not idiomatically used with an indivisible entity as object (dispel an accusation, a rumour , etc.); other verbs (rebut, refute , etc.) are available for such...[source: Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage (4 ed.)]All the verses that have been used to prove the existence of a fallen angel called “Satan” can easily be disproved and shown to be credited to other humans and even to Yahweh Himself. The true meaning is only discovered when we go back to the original language and see it from a first audience’s perspective.
“The word in the Hebrew is ha sawtawnor the satan, and is properly translated as opposeror adversary. The Holy Scriptures, the Hebrew Scriptures, are the only documents that are said by apostles like Paul to be good for making doctrine. According to that fact, any doctrine on Satan must be derived from a thorough and correct understanding of the doctrine found in the Hebrew Scriptures.”“in Zechariah,as in Joband I Chronicles 21, there is absolutely no evidence that this ‘sawtawn’ or ‘Satan’ is anything resembling the Satan preached by the churches.”“According to Epps, references in the Bible to the devil and Satan are, in the main, to be understood as personi-fications of the lustful principle in humans.”
“…devils and demons are simply man-made, hairy goat-idols.”
I dedicate this site to two pastor, one in the Philippines and one at home in the USA, and to all those out there who still believes in a literal “Satan.”