Wiccan/Pegans and Satan?

Ok, I've gone thru a few posting about wicca & peganism, and see how they continually point out that they don't even believe in satan. But 1 thing that I've seen on a regular basis is that they say satan was made up by Christians way back when. Do you not realize he's in the Old Testament which the Jews followed and believed in?

Update:

Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming…How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer…thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. (Isaiah 14:9-16 KJV)

Update 2:

What about this one:

1 Chronicles 21:1

And Satan stood up against Israel, and provoked David to number Israel.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    While Jews may believe in demons, they do not believe in the Christian devil, nor has this teaching ever been a part of mainstream Jewish teachings.

    The word "satan" is derived from a Hebrew term meaning "adversary" or accuser. The only instance in which Satan appears (as a proper noun) in the Torah is in the story of Job. In the Hebrew version of this story, the contest between God and Satan does not occur as a wager, but rather as a test in a heavenly court of law. Satan acts as the prosecutor in the case against man, and is rightly named "Accuser".

    Isaiah not referring to Satan. He is talking about a specific man, and explicitly says so.

    Isaiah 9:4 "That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!"

    All that follows is the proverb that should be directing against the king of Babylon.

    Isaiah 9:16 "They that see thee shall narrowly look upon thee, and consider thee, saying, Is this the MAN that made the earth to tremble, that did shake kingdoms;"

    Iasiah specifically states that he is talking about a man. Your quotation of 9:12 is WAY out of context.

    The idea of an embodiment of evil is not an original concept (the Zoroastrians were doing long before Jesus' time), but it did not exist in the Abrahamic tradition until Christians put it there. Sorry.

  • 1 decade ago

    The wiccans say they don't believe in satan, but then why all the protection spells to stave off evil spirits? Also why do they wear stones to protect themselves from evil spirits? Where do they think evil comes from but satan himself. I use to practice wicca and had to learn all about the evil spirits and such. They are really demons. Trust me on this. You do a spell or two and get wonderful results, then slowly your life starts to fall apart. Freak accidents, family fighting all the time, and the list goes on. Thanks to my caring Christian in-laws, I found God and became a born again Christian. I accepted Jesus as my savior and withing a few months, my life started to get better and better. Now I live for God and follow Jesus and his teachings. I now love life!

    Answer to question, I am not sure if all wiccans have read about witchcraft in the Bible, but they do believe in evil.

  • 1 decade ago

    Lucifer Lightbringer was around until the middle ages, when he was scrubbed out the bible as a good guy, and replaced as the evil dude. It hasn't always been satan vs. God

  • Kallan
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    1 decade ago

    Hurray for Marble dog who knows what he's talking about!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    And the Avesta (Zoroastrian bible) before the Tanakh (Jewish bible)

    He was Called Angra Mainyu, and was the source of all evil.

  • 1 decade ago

    Really? What passages?

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