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1 Tim. 1: 20. Of whom (those who had made shipwreck of the faith) is Hymeneus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.
1 Tim. 5:15. For some are already turned aside after Satan.
Rev. 2:9. I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty (but thou art rich), and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
Rev. 39. Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
Rev. 2:13. I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where (Pergamos) Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where (Pergamos) Satan dwelleth.
Verse 24. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burdens :
Verse 25. But that which ye have already, hold fast till I come.
All the passages in the BIBLE in which the terms SATAN and DEVIL are used to signify the same thing.
Matt. 4:1. Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil.
Verse 5. Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple.
Verse 8. Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them.
Verse 10. Then saith Jesus unto him (the devil), Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
Verse 11. Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Mark 1:13. And he (Jesus) was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts: and the angels ministered unto him.
Luke 4: 2. Being (Jesus) forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
Verse 3. And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
Verse 5. And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, showed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Verse 6. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it.
Verse 8. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
1: 20. Of whom (those who had made shipwreck of the us and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that not to blaspheme.
15. For some are already turned aside after Satan.
9. Behobi, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make the i worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved the . 13. I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even a) Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and
faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful was slain among you, where (Pergamos) Satan dwelleth 4. But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as nt this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of S wak; I will put upon you none other burdens:
But that which ye have already, hold fast till I come
Verse 13. And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
Mark 4: 15. And these are they by the way-side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts.
Luke 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.
Luke 22: 3. Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
John 13:2. And supper being ended (the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him).
Rev. 12:9. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Rev. 20: 2. And he (the angel) laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him a thousand years. Verse 7. And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.
Verse 10. And the devil that deceived them (the nations) was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
All the texts in the NEW TESTAMENT where the Greek term DIABOLOS occurs, in whatever way RENDERED in the common English version.
Matt. 25:41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels.
Matt. 13:39. The enemy that sowed them (the tares) is the devil. John 6: 70. Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you (Judas) is a devil?
John 8: 44. Ye (the Jews) are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. Acts 10: 38.
God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost, and with power; who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil.
Acts 13:10. O full of all subtilty, and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou (Elymas the sorcerer) not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
Eph. 4: 27. Neither give place to the devil.
Eph. 6:11. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
1 Tim. 3: 6. Not a novice (a bishop must not be), lest, being lifted' up with pride, he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Verse 7. Moreover, he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Verse 11. Even so must their (the deacons) wives be grave, not slan derers, sober, faithful in all things.
2 Tim. 2:26. And that they (those who oppose themselves); may re
cover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
2 Tim. 3: 3. Without (wicked men) natural affection, truce breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good.
Titus 2: 3. The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things.
Heb. 2:14. For as much, then, as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he (Christ) also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
James 4:7. 1 Peter 5: 8. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour.
1 John 3: 8. He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Verse 10. In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.
Jude 1: 9. Yet Michael, the archangel, when contending with the devil (he disputed about the body of Moses), durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
Rev. 2:10. Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days; be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Statement of FACTS showing that the terms SHAITAN, DEVILS, SATAN, and DIABOLOS, were not used by the Scripture writers to signify a fallen angel, or a personal being called the devil.
SHAITAN. -This is the word which is rendered Satan in the Old Testament. It occurs just thirty-three times. Once in Genesis, twice in Numbers, once in 1 Samuel, once in 2 Samuel, four times in 1 Kings, once in Chronicles, once in Ezra, fourteen times in Job, five times in Psalms, and three times in Zechariah. It is used twenty-seven times in the singular, and six times in the plural number. It is rendered Sitnah once, six times adversary, six times adversaries, once withstand thee, and once accusation.
It is applied as follows: To a well, to an angel of the Lord, to David, to the sons of Zeruiah, to the enemies of Solomon, or Israel, to Hadad the Edomite, to Rezon the son of Eliadah, to the person or persons who counselled David to number the children of
themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captively
3:& Without (wicked men) natural affection, true bra
& The aged women likewise, that they be in behavi line, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teache
4:7. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
& He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil
1. In this the children of God are manifest, and the childre whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither -4 has brother.
12. Yet Michael, the archangel, when contending with the de
10. Fear none of those things which thou shalt sufer be
at of FACTS showing that the terms SHAITAN, DEVIIS, SATAN,
ITAN.-This is the word which is rendered Satan Testament. It occurs just thirty-three times. One twice in Numbers, once in 1 Samuel, once in 2 Samu s in 1 Kings, once in Chronicles, once in Ezra, fourt Job, five times in Psalms, and three times in Zechari 1 twenty-seven times in the singular, and six times in imber. It is rendered Sitnah once, six times adversar adversaries, once withstand thee, and once accusation Splied as follows: To a well, to an angel of the Lord, the sons of Zeruiah, to the enemies of Solomon,
Hadad the Edomite, to Rezon the son of Eliadah, to t persons who counselled David to number the children d
BIBLE DOCTRINE CONCERNING THE DEVIL.
Israel, or to the evil passion or desire of David's own mind, which instigated him to do this, to a piece of writing, to the enemies of David, and to the adversary or enemy of Joshua.
The first time it is applied to any being, is in Num. 22: 22, where it is applied to an angel of God, who was of course a good being, and not a fallen angel, or DEVIL, in the common acceptation of that term.
The first time it is applied to a human being, is in 1 Sam. 29: 4, where it is applied to David, who is not supposed to have been a bad man, but, on the contrary, a man after God's own heart." The first time the word occurs in the Old Testament, is in Gen. 26: 21, where it is applied to a well; and hatred is put in the margin, as an explanation of it.
By consulting Chapter II., Sect. 1, of this book, to ascertain the scripture usage of this word, the reader will discover that it signi fies an enemy, an opposer, an adversary, and that it is not once used to signify a personal being, called the devil, or Satan, i. e., such a being as is commonly believed in by most Christians.
That the word was not used by the Old Testament writers to signify such a being, is further evident from the following additional facts:
1. Not one of these writers has asserted the existence of such a being; or given us any account of his origin, history, locality, &c. Moses has given us the oldest authentic record extant, but he gives us not a word of information concerning a holy, happy angel in heaven, rebelling against God, falling from paradise, and of his introduction into our world. The word Satan, nor devil, occurs in a single instance in his writings. The original word rendered Satan occurs but three times in his five books; and once, as we have seen, he applies it to a well, and twice to an angel of the Lord. That Moses did not design to teach the existence of such a being is, therefore, indisputable. The five books of Moses comprise a history of the world for a period of more than two thousand years. During this whole time, then, mankind were entirely ignorant of the existence of an all-powerful evil spirit, called the devil,
2. The word rendered Satan, in the Old Testament, does not occur in any of the following books: Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Joshua, Judges, Ruth, 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles, Nehemiah, Esther, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah,
Lamentations, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Malachi. Of course, it will not be pretended that either of these books teaches the existence of such a being; and whether such a thing is taught in those books where the word does occur, let the reader determine by examining all the passages where it is found. Can it be supposed that the Jews of ancient times were knowing to the existence of a devil, who was doing extensive mischief in the world, enticing men to sin, and leading millions down to irretrievable ruin and misery; and yet, that such holy men as Joshua, Nehemiah, Solomon, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, &c., should say not one word concerning him?
3. God never gave the Jewish people, through the medium of his prophets, any warning concerning the devil, any information in regard to the extensive and powerful evil influence which he was constantly exercising over them. Nor are any directions given how his influence might be resisted, and his power counteracted. All of which was certainly very necessary, if such a being really existed.
4. No person, of whom we have any account in the Old Testament, ever undertook to excuse himself for his crimes and iniquities, by saying he was enticed, or tempted, by the devil, and charging the blame upon him. The case of Eve may be thought an instance of this; but I remark, that we are not told that the serpent was a fallen angel, nor that the devil assumed the form of a serpent, and tempted Eve. Besides, Adam acknowledged no influence of the serpent or the devil in his case, but charges the blame upon his wife. We might as well, therefore, suppose Eve to be the devil, or the woman to be the form which the devil assumed, as to suppose this of the serpent.
5. The children of the Jews were not taught by their parents anything concerning the devil; nor were they cautioned to beware of his seductive wiles and stratagems; nor told that for disobedience they would be consigned over to his tender mercies. All this is perfectly unaccountable, if Jewish parents believed as some parents do now.
6. Among all the prayers recorded in the Old Testament, there is not a single instance of any individual ever praying, either for himself, or any one else, to be delivered from the influence or power of the devil in this world, or anywhere else. Either persons then