The bearded guy's alibi for all the sh!t that happens. He's also the only form of ********** in that story, and the only cuddly character. What would cathedrals be like without those cute daemons sticking out their tongues?
he was a fallen angel that rebelled against God, introduced mankind to sin and is the current ruler of this world. At least according to the bible
the devil is largely absent int he bible, except for in the beginning, wherein mankind is tempted, the middle, where Jesus is tempted, and in the end, wherein the devil is let loose and then finally bound forever in hell.<br />
He also appears in a couple short accounts of him conversing with God. For example, he asks God if he may be allowed to destroy Job, and God says "you may do as you like with Job, as long as you do not kill him."
The word shatan(comes from the Hebrew Penatuach) The word means adversary.He is a fallen angel who once tried to climb to God's power.
In the bible, the devil was supposed to be the most beautiful of all angels. He was in charge of the music and he got a hot head; pride overwhelmed him so he chose to make a threat and God did not approve. In the book of Genesis he was a serpant, sly, crafty and decieving; in Isaiah he was a proud, angry, vengeful man, in Revelation it is said he will be the dragon from the sea that comes to life inside the anti-christ and try to rule the world. Once Jesus returns, then he will be thrown into the lake of fire for all eternity.
All the devil crap was added later, for control purposes. The stories in the bible were stolen from previous myths and changed a little to serve a political agenda. Since people back then had no knowledge of science, the impracticality of all the crazy stories did not prevent them from believing it all. (see; Jonah, Noah, Eve made from Adam's rib, talking snakes, etc).<br />
Raise a child to age 6 with no religion then read him or her these stories, then have a talk about whether he/she thinks they are true. Even they will tell you none of it is possible.
Just an anthropomorphism to explain evil to a primitive culture. It is the wind that blows away the chaff. In the old testament it seems like God and satan have a working relationship.
He is one of the numerous lies in the bible used to strike fear into the hearts od Christians for control purposes.
he's the bad guy!
He is the dude that killed ten people versus Yahweh who killed at least 2.4 million.