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Old 03-24-2011, 06:42 AM
 
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...love?
...show compassion?
...have mercy?
...encourage to good works?
...do things that are good?
...be kind?
...forgive?
...be selfless?
...do anything that is good?
...make peace?
...do anything other than steal, kill and destroy?

If someone shows us love, can that love be satanic? Methinks not..

Curious to hear your thoughts!

Blessings,
brian
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:12 AM
 
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...love?
...show compassion?
...have mercy?
...encourage to good works?
...do things that are good?
...be kind?
...forgive?
...be selfless?
...do anything that is good?
...make peace?
...do anything other than steal, kill and destroy?

If someone shows us love, can that love be satanic? Methinks not..

Curious to hear your thoughts!

Blessings,
brian
Why would the focus be on satan, instead of God? I personally don't care what satan can do, or not do. He has no power over me.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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Why would the focus be on satan, instead of God? I personally don't care what satan can do, or not do. He has no power over me.
Boy, talk about evading the question! Peace, brian
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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Boy, talk about evading the question! Peace, brian

To answer your question, yes. Satan can do ALL those things which are listed. Why? Because he can masquarade as an angel of Light, and by this, he can do those things listed.

He can only do, what he is allowed to do. Even if that is to fool the people. Peter was called satan by Jesus, and this for not wanting Jesus to go to the cross out of his love FOR Jesus.
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Old 03-24-2011, 08:31 AM
 
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To answer your question, yes. Satan can do ALL those things which are listed. Why? Because he can masquarade as an angel of Light, and by this, he can do those things listed.

He can only do, what he is allowed to do. Even if that is to fool the people. Peter was called satan by Jesus, and this for not wanting Jesus to go to the cross out of his love FOR Jesus.
So satan can love people? Satan can fill our hearts with joy? Satan can bring peace among people?

Somehow I'm not convinced. If satan is a destroyer, liar and killer, then I can't see how he can do anything else. If he "masquarades," it means to me that he "pretends." But a pretender is easily spotted.
A person who says "I love you" but does not show it, is a pretender. That would be satanic. But someone who actually shows the love is not a pretender.

Jesus said that satan is a liar, and speaks only lies. That there is no truth in him. So it is "impossible" for satan to say things that are truthful.

Likewise, if he comes to kill, I do not think he can give life. If he comes to destroy, how can he be a builder??


Blessings,
brian
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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...love?
...show compassion?
...have mercy?
...encourage to good works?
...do things that are good?
...be kind?
...forgive?
...be selfless?
...do anything that is good?
...make peace?
...do anything other than steal, kill and destroy?

If someone shows us love, can that love be satanic? Methinks not..

Curious to hear your thoughts!

Blessings,
brian
Moderator cut: delete2 Corinthians 11:14 'And no wonder, for even Satan disquises himself as an angel of light. 15] Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disquise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.

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Old 03-24-2011, 09:20 AM
 
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Moderator cut: orphaned2 Corinthians 11:14 'And no wonder, for even Satan disquises himself as an angel of light. 15] Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disquise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.

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Old 03-24-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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...love?
...show compassion?
...have mercy?
...encourage to good works?
...do things that are good?
...be kind?
...forgive?
...be selfless?
...do anything that is good?
...make peace?
...do anything other than steal, kill and destroy?

If someone shows us love, can that love be satanic? Methinks not..

Curious to hear your thoughts!

Blessings,
brian
"Satan" can't do anything because he doesn't exist. The only evil in this world is what is in the hearts of men and their actions towards the children of God. We are all brothers and sisters from the highest saint to the most vile of sinners. When we do not show love to one another, we are harboring our own satans.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:22 AM
 
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He will use and promise anything and everything to deceive us. Can he make peace? Yes, the Bible says the anti-Christ will initially be a peace maker, but the peace is used only as a tool and stepping stone to achieve his real goals.
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:35 AM
 
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"Satan" can't do anything because he doesn't exist. The only evil in this world is what is in the hearts of men and their actions towards the children of God. We are all brothers and sisters from the highest saint to the most vile of sinners. When we do not show love to one another, we are harboring our own satans.
This is a very possible explanation, and one I have also suggested in previous posts.
And it's also something to deal honestly with.

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He will use and promise anything and everything to deceive us. Can he make peace? Yes, the Bible says the anti-Christ will initially be a peace maker, but the peace is used only as a tool and stepping stone to achieve his real goals.
A "feigned" peace is not peace at all, as I'm sure you would agree.

If Christ is the "Prince of Peace," then I don't see how satan's realm can include anything to do with true, unfeigned peace.

Blessings,
brian
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