DOes Satan aka the devil and Lucifer produce miracles to deceive Christians?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
In ancient Jewish tradition Satan is simply an angel doing the work that God assigned to Satan to do.
The word Satan means challenger. With the idea of Satan challenging us, or tempting if you will. This description sees Satan as the angel who is the embodiment of man's challenges. This idea of Satan works closely with God as an integral part of Gods plan for us. His job is to make choosing good over evil enough of a challenge so that it becomes clear to us that there can be only one meaningful or logical choice.
Contrast this to Christianity, which sees Satan as God's opponent. In Jewish thought, the idea that there exists anything capable of setting itself up as God's opponent would be considered polytheistic or setting up the devil to be an equally powerful polarity to god or a demigod.
Oddly, proof for The Christian satan/devil mythology is supposedly found in the ancient Jewish texts that were borrowed to create the bible. One can’t help but wonder how Christians came up with such a fantastically different interpretation of Gods assistant Satan in their theology.
Other hints about Satan’s role in human relations can be seen if you look at the name Lucifer. It meaning in the original tongue translates as Light bearer or light bringer. Essentially the bringer of enlightenment. The temptations of the Satan idea bring all of us eventually into Gods light. Hardly the Evil entity of Christian mythology.
Love and blessings
- 1 decade ago
I would say yes and no. The Devil may work miracles to deceive people, however, if someone is truly a Christian (AKA actually studies the bible to learn) then they will not be decieved because the Bible is full of warnings concerning testing what you hear and see from people.
These scriptures reference miracles to be performed by the anti-christ.
Rev 13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by [the means of] those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Rev 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, [which] go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Rev 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
This scripture refers to people who hear the gospel but never accept Christ due to the devil putting doubt in them
Luk 8:12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved.
Also, remember many people associate themselves with being a Christian, while they actually are not. Going to Church on Sunday Morning to do your duty does not imply somone is saved.
Be careful of advice from someone claiming to be a christian, you never really know someones heart. The Bible itself should be the standard with which you judge what to believe.
- zenbuddhamasterLv 41 decade ago
It says we will see things so spectacular, it might even fool
Gods elect. The False Prophet, the antichrists right hand man, will do many things. He will say we have this power all on our
own. There is no God, and mock God for not showing himself.
But we are warned that this is a deception. God will
test us, because he doesn't want any doubters BACK in heaven to start the trouble all over again.
Those of us who face this change bravely, and help others to do so as well, will get a special reward. Life will pretty much be the same I suspect afterward. But many will fall into hell-like realities
because of ignorance and fear.
The FEARFUL and UNBELIEving will have their part in the Lake of Fire. Isaiah 24 too.Source(s): PEACE
- 1 decade ago
When St.Paul met God on the road to Damascus, it is reported that he actually met Satan and was cheated into believing that he met God. So Satan told him you don't have to follow the old rules, they are not applicable anymore and started telling him to change and modify the teachings of Jesus. So he did modify the Words of God and now we have the present day Bible which is full of errors.
The similar incident happened in the time of the Muslims to the companion of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) Sayyidna Abdul Qadir al-Jilani. When Shaytan (Satan) came to Sayyidna Abdul Qadir al-Jilani, and filled up the space (between the horizon and the sky) pretending to be Allah (God), and said to him, 'O my beloved servant Abdul Qadir, I am fully satisfied with you. From now on, don't pray, don't fast, don't do any of the obligations of Islam.' Immediately he knew that this was Shaytan talking to him, and he said, 'Stop it, shut up, you're the enemy of Allah! So he knew it was Satan unlike Paul.Source(s): Islam
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- 1 decade ago
When was the last time some one here on earth saw satan perform a mircle?
just a thought to your question
- 1 decade ago
He is a an extremely poweful creature. However God only allows him to use the extent of his chain to decieve. He is limited for now. Just influence and temptation.
One day he will be thrown down to earth and he will be unleashed and be able to cause craft to prosper.
- Max Marie, OFSLv 71 decade ago
Absolutely. If you read about the lives of the saints, he's even appeared to them as Jesus. Discernment in the face of every incident is very important. Good or bad. Discern and pray.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
There are no such things as miracles only coincidences.
He who knows nothing is closer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.Source(s): Thomas Jefferson
- corridoniLv 44 years ago
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- delta sLv 41 decade ago
The bible says,"if it was possible he would decieve the very elect, the elect are the ones who know the Word, no he cannot decieve Christians.