The Devil depicted in theTemptation of Christ, by Ary Scheffer, 1854.
ChristianityIn mainstream Christianity the Devil is known as Satan and sometimes as Lucifer, although it has been noted that the reference in Isaiah 14:12 to Lucifer, or the Son of the Morning, is a reference to the Babylonian king. Some modern Christians consider the Devil to be an angel who, along with one-third of the angelic host (the demons) rebelled against God and has consequently been condemned to the Lake of Fire. He is described as hating all humanity, or more accurately creation, opposing God, spreading lies and wreaking havoc on the souls of mankind. Other Christians consider the devil in the Bible to refer figuratively to human sin and temptation and to any human system in opposition to God.
Horns of a goat and a ram, goat's fur and ears, nose and canines of a pig, a typical depiction of the Devil in christian art. The goat, ram and pig are consistently associated with the Devil. Detail of a 16th century painting by Jacob de Backer in theNational Museum in Warsaw.
The Baphomet, adopted symbol of some Left-Hand Path systems, including Theistic Satanism.
- Azazel, Asael (Hebrew): King of Devils
- Baphomet, a demon supposedly worshiped by the Knights Templar
- Beelzebub, ba'al zevuv בעל זבוב (Hebrew): Master of the flies orLord of the Flies (Matthew 10:25)
- Belial, Beliar, Bheliar (Hebrew): without master, despicableness of the earth, Lord of Pride (2 Corinthians 6:15)
- Mastema, a devil in the Book of Jubilees
- Sammael, Samiel, Sammael (Hebrew): "Poison of God"
What the Devil might look like:
A Fantastic Report of the Fires and Storm. (Thank You)
..this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. Please join me in Prayer for all the People in the Storm.
two more great performances: