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Old 11-24-2016, 08:15 PM
 
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If Believers cannot be posessed by the Devil or his Demons, then how or why did Satan enter Peter? Matthew 16:23
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Old 11-24-2016, 08:24 PM
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If Believers cannot be posessed by the Devil or his Demons, then how or why did Satan enter Peter? Matthew 16:23
It's just a story.

Don't worry about it.
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Old 11-24-2016, 08:47 PM
 
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It's just a story.

Don't worry about it.
Was he really a believer?
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Old 11-24-2016, 09:11 PM
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Was he really a believer?
Satan?

Or Peter?
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Old 11-24-2016, 09:18 PM
 
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If Believers cannot be posessed by the Devil or his Demons, then how or why did Satan enter Peter? Matthew 16:23
Nancy, it's true that Satan and his demons can't physically possess or indwell a believer, and Satan didn't physically possess or enter into Peter. But believers can be influenced by Satanic viewpoint. Satan had earlier tempted Jesus to take the crown while bypassing the cross (Matthew 4:8). Peter didn't have the spiritual discernment to understand that Jesus had to go to the cross and die for the sins of the world in accordance with the Father's plan. Peter in attempting to keep Jesus from dying was acting as a stumbling stone to Jesus, just as Satan had been. Satan was using Peter's lack of understanding of the issue in an attempt to keep Jesus from the cross which is where He needed to go in order to die for our sins. Jesus called Peter Satan in order to stress the fact that Peter was acting as Satan's mouthpiece.

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Old 11-24-2016, 09:31 PM
 
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If Believers cannot be posessed by the Devil or his Demons, then how or why did Satan enter Peter? Matthew 16:23
Satan used Peter's misunderstanding of Christ's mission to attempt to keep Jesus from the cross.
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Old 11-24-2016, 09:31 PM
 
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Nancy, it's true that Satan and his demons can't physically possess or indwell a believer, and Satan didn't physically possess or enter into Peter. But believers can be influenced by Satanic viewpoint. Satan had earlier tempted Jesus to take the crown while bypassing the cross (Matthew 4:8). Peter didn't have the spiritual discernment to understand that Jesus had to go to the cross and die for the sins of the world in accordance with the Father's plan. Peter in attempting to keep Jesus from dying was acting as a stumbling stone to Jesus, just as Satan had been. Satan was using Peter's lack of understanding of the issue in an attempt to keep Jesus from the cross which is where He needed to go in order to die for our sins. Jesus called Peter Satan in order to stress the fact that Peter was acting as Satan's mouthpiece.
Well said! that's my understanding also
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Old 11-24-2016, 09:32 PM
 
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Satan used Peter's misunderstanding of Christ's mission to attempt to keep Jesus from the cross.
I agree
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Old 11-24-2016, 09:35 PM
 
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Well said! that's my understanding also
Thank you.
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:19 PM
 
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Adversity is a principle that results in active resistance, opposition, or contentiousness within the human nature. It's not a separate entity that influences you, unless of course, you are overcome by peer pressure.
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