Wormwood, Satan is referred to several times in Scripture as “the evil one,” or as “the wicked one,” depending on one’s translation.
Thank you, but I was refering to OT. I realize that this tradition exists in christianity, I was looking for it’s origin. Also some of these verses like (19), could be read with a general context. That is “evil one” in a general sense for any evil one. But these are good verses and thank you.
You fall into the same trap as others I’m afraid, when God creates ‘everything’ you’re prepared to believe it absolutely and literally because it suits you’re view,
So what other implied things were outside of God’s creation and how?
The truth is, Wormwood, it seems that you want to discuss Satan, a figure from a specific context, but don’t want to accept the necessary contextual references
See that was the whole point. He is a contextual figure, but I wanted to know how and why he became so. For the best explaination I have gotten, it was because Christ revealed this fact. That is why this tradition persists in christianity but not in judaism. Explaination excepted, but then a new debate spawned about Satan causing all evil. I said that humanity, by virtue of free will was the root cause of evil behavior. Even by the NT biblical verses provided by BibleReader, Satan leads away from faith, not causes all evil. So if you are arguing by proxy that the lack of faith (caused by satan) is what causes evil, then how do you explain people of great faith commiting crimes?
As far as your medicinal history goes, whatever was being described as Shen, for instance, before, and is considered to be just some illness now is
Shen is a single aspect of the soul (one of four). It has to do with mental health and is still refered to as shen to this day. A shen disturbance is a general term used for several different emotional disorders.
and is considered to be just some illness now is what you may call more understanding, but is in another light treated in the same way as Shen was back then. Basically, the names have changed but the underlying principals wouldn’t have
In very simplistic terms, they moved from one set of definitions to another. Not to mention that “evil spirits” is representational term. When you have heart fire, your heart is not literally on fire. Anyway, the definitions shifted as their understanding shifted.An example would be, in one of the earliest books on acupunture it is thought that all diseases are caused by cold, then they realized that “heat” could also cause illness. This explained some phenomenon that didn’t fit into their perception of illness. Then later it was realized that phlegm and damp can also cause illness. This also altered perceptions, and answered some of the unexplainable emotional phenomenon. The treatments changed very little, but the theory and understanding changed and allowed for a stronger treatment ( peripheral treatment points).
You seem to have an answer/response for everything.
Yeah I think I have gleaned all of the positive responses I am going to get with this one.
Your responses to *our *Posts are rooted in explaining everything in your own earthly way.
…The devil made me do it?
Seriously though, I can not deny the doubts that I have just to appease you guys. I wanted to get to the root reason for this tradition, or see if anyone even knew.
Your “foundation” will never be constructed.
Thanks for the vote of confidence.
Look to build your foundation on something else.
If your mentality is typical of your faith, perhaps I should.