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Satan cannot cast out Satan
« on: November 07, 2009, 05:31:08 AM »
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    26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself: how then shall his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out devils, then is the kingdom of God come upon you. 29 Or how can any one enter into the house of the strong, and rifle his goods, unless he first bind the strong? and then he will rifle his house. 30 He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.


      It is Matthew chapter 12.
    But how can we reconcile these verses with the fact that some heresies are at variance against other heresies, and that many times, there are wars between bad and bad. (for example, between people of false religions and atheists)

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    « Reply #1 on: November 07, 2009, 06:34:47 AM »
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  • His kingdom shall not stand.  Do you think Christ spoke these words as if to imply that it shall?


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    « Reply #2 on: November 07, 2009, 08:48:33 AM »
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     It is Matthew chapter 12.
    But how can we reconcile these verses with the fact that some heresies are at variance against other heresies, and that many times, there are wars between bad and bad. (for example, between people of false religions and atheists)


    When the wicked make war with each other does that mean Satan's kingdom is weakening?

    But how can an evil man cast out demons?

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    « Reply #3 on: November 07, 2009, 11:54:26 AM »
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    26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself: how then shall his kingdom stand? 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I by the Spirit of God cast out devils, then is the kingdom of God come upon you. 29 Or how can any one enter into the house of the strong, and rifle his goods, unless he first bind the strong? and then he will rifle his house. 30 He that is not with me, is against me: and he that gathereth not with me, scattereth.


      It is Matthew chapter 12.
    But how can we reconcile these verses with the fact that some heresies are at variance against other heresies, and that many times, there are wars between bad and bad. (for example, between people of false religions and atheists)


    Heresy is still heresy, even if they fight occ with each other.Both McCain and Obama were in Satan's camp, yet scirmished with each other......bringing up that voting for either is still in satans' camp got me a lot of heat at FE........
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    « Reply #4 on: November 07, 2009, 12:04:05 PM »
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    His kingdom shall not stand.  Do you think Christ spoke these words as if to imply that it shall?


      No, but He says these words in answer to those who accused Him of casting out evil spirits by satan's power. It seems that He wanted to refute them by saying that devil cannot cast any wicked sprit.


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    « Reply #5 on: November 07, 2009, 12:46:12 PM »
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    His kingdom shall not stand.  Do you think Christ spoke these words as if to imply that it shall?


      No, but He says these words in answer to those who accused Him of casting out evil spirits by satan's power. It seems that He wanted to refute them by saying that devil cannot cast any wicked sprit.


    When the devil has hold of someone does he relinquish him voluntarily?

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    « Reply #6 on: November 07, 2009, 02:41:41 PM »
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  • The devil's hold is not always (or usually) absolute, not in this world.  Hence a person is almost always free to do the devil's will or God's will, and even though one may frequently do the devil's will, he does not yet belong entirely to satan.

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    « Reply #7 on: November 07, 2009, 08:11:16 PM »
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    It is Matthew chapter 12.
    But how can we reconcile these verses with the fact that some heresies are at variance against other heresies, and that many times, there are wars between bad and bad. (for example, between people of false religions and atheists)


    Conflicting heresies do not lead people to the truth.  If anything, they become more obstinate in their false beliefs, and continue to promote them more passionately.  The devil doesn't risk losing any souls on account of this.  On the contrary, he will gain more.

    Wars between the ungodly do not lead people to the truth either.  They are allowed by God as a punishment for sin.
     In all thy works remember thy last end, and thou shalt never sin.  (Ecclesiasticus 7:40)


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    « Reply #8 on: November 08, 2009, 07:52:16 AM »
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  • That verse can be quite easily explained.

    Satan destroys. That's what he does. He wreaks havoc and unneccessary destruction. To have heretics and atheists at war with each other brings him great enjoyment I imagine.

    You see, if he were divided against himself, he would be building up in some places, and tearing down in others. That is what Christ means about Satan not being divided against himself. He NEVER builds up, but ALWAYS tears down. Whereever he goes, whatever he sees, he wants to tear down and cast into the fire.

    He's doing a mighty fine job of it if he's getting his own "followers" to tear themselves apart. He wants to see the world burn, and that's what he's doing.

    In regards to being a responsible man, would it be interesting to learn, after six years of accumulating all the wisdom you could, that you had it right all alon


     

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