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The more I analyze and think about the bible the more I seem to find one scripture not pair with another. Here is a new problem I found when pairing up scripture today.

In this verse you will see that jesus says that satan does not cast out satan because he would be working against himself and if he did his kingdom would not stand.

(Matthew 12:26

New International Version (NIV)

26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?)

We know jesus said this because some people were saying he casts out demons by satan.

When I read that verse what I understand is that satan does not cast out himself or he would limit his power and his kingdom would fall.

But then theres always some other verse that seems to contradict the current one. This is also what jesus said.

(Matthew 7 v 21

New International Version (NIV)

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’)

Here we see jesus saying there will be people who drove out satan in his name who were not gods people and will be rejected by christ on judgment day. As far as I understand the doctrines of the bible you are either a believer or a non believer and if a non believer or false believer peforms a miracles then their power to peform it comes from satan not god.

However in matthew 12 v 26 jesus clearly says satan wouldnt drive out himself because his kingdom would not stand but he claims the opposite when in matthew 7 v 22 he states that false believers have cast out demons. (and by what power?)

So for now I will leave it up to the forum to correct my thinking if in fact I am seeing these verses wrong.

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Demons don't obey a person because they are a Christian or not, but because of the authority in the name of Jesus. There is no contradiction between the two passages.

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Demons don't obey a person because they are a Christian or not, but because of the authority in the name of Jesus. There is no contradiction between the two passages.

So your saying that the name of jesus itself can be used to cast out satan by anyone? thats a fair answer but I need to process that for a bit. Ok ill add to this now. if your saying that jesus name carrys weight alone then your saying it does without faith, is this true that jesus name can cast out satan without faith. What about the men who used the name of jesus unwortherly and were beaten and stripped naked. Do you need no authority to use jesus name?

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2 Cor 11:14-15

14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness

; whose end shall be according to their works.

KJV

in the end times the Anti-Christ will show signs and wonders and by doing so, will deceive many. this two sets of verses you show do not contradict but work hand and hand. the kingdom of satan will fall, and Jesus says it must be divided before it can fall. in the end times satan ministers will be casting out demons, they will do this so that they can deceive others that they are from God. but by doing so they will be dividing their own kingdom, for destruction.

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I would submit that Jesus meant what He said pertaining to satan.  satan is not able to cast himself out.  That would allow for others to cast out demons by the name of Jesus.  I don't think that people are possessed by satan, only demons.  So even satan could cast out demos in order to trick people.

 

And what is up with spell check anyway......perhaps santan gave spell check authority to demand a capital S in the word satan.  I won't do it.  Not even if I fail an exam.  It's bad enough that I have to look at all the satan uses in this post to be underlined in red.  Is that weird?   :lightbulb2:  

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I would submit that Jesus meant what He said pertaining to satan.  satan is not able to cast himself out.  That would allow for others to cast out demons by the name of Jesus.  I don't think that people are possessed by satan, only demons.  So even satan could cast out demos in order to trick people.

 

And what is up with spell check anyway......perhaps santan gave spell check authority to demand a capital S in the word satan.  I won't do it.  Not even if I fail an exam.  It's bad enough that I have to look at all the satan uses in this post to be underlined in red.  Is that weird?   :lightbulb2:  

Or maybe make it look like demons have been cast out. I know about spell check strange hey.

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I would submit that Jesus meant what He said pertaining to satan.  satan is not able to cast himself out.  That would allow for others to cast out demons by the name of Jesus.  I don't think that people are possessed by satan, only demons.  So even satan could cast out demos in order to trick people.

 

And what is up with spell check anyway......perhaps santan gave spell check authority to demand a capital S in the word satan.  I won't do it.  Not even if I fail an exam.  It's bad enough that I have to look at all the satan uses in this post to be underlined in red.  Is that weird?   :lightbulb2:  

Or maybe make it look like demons have been cast out. I know about spell check strange hey.

 

Or maybe make it look like demons have been cast out. 

 

Please qualify this statement with an explanation. Elucidate if you will....

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     Man of my own heart.....I feel exactly the same way,I would not capitalize satan,lucifer or anything else demonic & ya bet God & anything of Him is always capitalized.......thank you,I have noticed that in your posts & always say to myself"Bravo"!!!!!LOL

      As for the OP & the compari9son of the two Scriptures,,,,,,,,,,they are a totally different content & do not contradict each other because in Matthew 7,,,,our Lord is speaking about false prophets & teachers ,much like many of the televangelists we see nowadays......it is the Power of the Holy Spirit that casts out demons & none other...........many people would like to take the credit & not give the Glory to God,they can still have the anointing even after they have transgressed.....we see this in Scripture

     I will come back & explain better but I just realized I am running late for church.........so forgive me but I must go,God bless you!

                                                                                                                                        With love,in Christ-Kwik

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I would submit that Jesus meant what He said pertaining to satan.  satan is not able to cast himself out.  That would allow for others to cast out demons by the name of Jesus.  I don't think that people are possessed by satan, only demons.  So even satan could cast out demos in order to trick people.

 

And what is up with spell check anyway......perhaps santan gave spell check authority to demand a capital S in the word satan.  I won't do it.  Not even if I fail an exam.  It's bad enough that I have to look at all the satan uses in this post to be underlined in red.  Is that weird?   :lightbulb2:  

Or maybe make it look like demons have been cast out. I know about spell check strange hey.

 

Or maybe make it look like demons have been cast out. 

 

Please qualify this statement with an explanation. Elucidate if you will....

 

what im saying is maybe satan can fake casting out demons.

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what im saying is maybe satan can fake casting out demons.

Satan can fake wall he wants, but those who have the Holy Spirit know the truth.

Have you considered the words of Jesus in Mark 9:29 when he said “This kind can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting.”? Why would Jesus indicate prayer and fasting to be a key element? I believe it is to humble the person, to fill them with the Holy Spirit and to allow Jesus to work His will through them. Humility is often the key we need to access His will in our lives so we can be a tool He uses with others.

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The more I analyze and think about the bible the more I seem to find one scripture not pair with another.

 

I was listening to a talk given by a rabbi a few years ago at my school (we have a Jewish Student Union that would host speakers concerning various topics). I do not recall what the message was about. However, in the course of things, he mentioned something poignant.

 

The rabbis have a term for such incidences in the Scriptures, where one statement seems to contradict another. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the term. However, what they have discovered with this is thus:

 

In working out the contradiction and finding the solution, one discovers a new truth about God that was hidden within the text. That is, when you find the key that unifies the contradictions, you discover a new truth.

 

He gave an example, and unfortunately, I can't recall the example either. I wish I could because it would help you understand all this.

 

Anyway, I hope you take this to heart as you piece through the contradictions.

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What's wrong with capitalising the word Satan? There is only one Satan.

To capitalise a word is to show that it is unique or to give it proper-noun status. It's the difference between 'a' something and 'the' something. So the word 'god' means any god including false gods, whereas the word 'God' means 'the God' of which there is only one.

It is not showing respect to Satan to capitalise his name. Capitalising can be both negative and positive. Capatilising denotes uniqueness, a title or a name. Nobody seems to complain if we capitalise 'herod' or 'judas', so why complain if we capitalise 'satan' or 'lucifer'?

However, it is disrespectful to God if we don't capitalise his name, because he too is unique.

Christians who are afraid to capitalise the name Lucifer are being superstitious, and Christians are not meant to be superstitious.

 

 

Talking of which, I walked under a ladder the other day, because I am not superstitious. :laughing:

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The more I analyze and think about the bible the more I seem to find one scripture not pair with another.

 

I was listening to a talk given by a rabbi a few years ago at my school (we have a Jewish Student Union that would host speakers concerning various topics). I do not recall what the message was about. However, in the course of things, he mentioned something poignant.

 

The rabbis have a term for such incidences in the Scriptures, where one statement seems to contradict another. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the term. However, what they have discovered with this is thus:

 

In working out the contradiction and finding the solution, one discovers a new truth about God that was hidden within the text. That is, when you find the key that unifies the contradictions, you discover a new truth.

 

He gave an example, and unfortunately, I can't recall the example either. I wish I could because it would help you understand all this.

 

Anyway, I hope you take this to heart as you piece through the contradictions.

 

Yes I had to figure that method out very quickly when I  read the bible. But what does it matter if most christians today are yelling at you THE BIBLE IS THE PERFECT WORD OF GOD AND THERES NOT ONE CONTRADICTIONS. I knew this very old christian woman and she was a little liberal with some things and she believed that evolution was gods way of making the human race, so I asked her well was there still a adam and eve who started the human race and she couldnt say no. She had to hold on to the genesis story to save face but at the same time she showed that she knew nothing about evolution. 4 weeks later she died.

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The more I analyze and think about the bible the more I seem to find one scripture not pair with another.

 

I was listening to a talk given by a rabbi a few years ago at my school (we have a Jewish Student Union that would host speakers concerning various topics). I do not recall what the message was about. However, in the course of things, he mentioned something poignant.

 

The rabbis have a term for such incidences in the Scriptures, where one statement seems to contradict another. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the term. However, what they have discovered with this is thus:

 

In working out the contradiction and finding the solution, one discovers a new truth about God that was hidden within the text. That is, when you find the key that unifies the contradictions, you discover a new truth.

 

He gave an example, and unfortunately, I can't recall the example either. I wish I could because it would help you understand all this.

 

Anyway, I hope you take this to heart as you piece through the contradictions.

 

Yes I had to figure that method out very quickly when I  read the bible. But what does it matter if most christians today are yelling at you THE BIBLE IS THE PERFECT WORD OF GOD AND THERES NOT ONE CONTRADICTIONS. I knew this very old christian woman and she was a little liberal with some things and she believed that evolution was gods way of making the human race, so I asked her well was there still a adam and eve who started the human race and she couldnt say no. She had to hold on to the genesis story to save face but at the same time she showed that she knew nothing about evolution. 4 weeks later she died.

 

Adam and Eve never started the human race, God created us.

 

What do you understand of evolution? i would be interested to know why it might have affected your walk?

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The more I analyze and think about the bible the more I seem to find one scripture not pair with another. Here is a new problem I found when pairing up scripture today.

In this verse you will see that jesus says that satan does not cast out satan because he would be working against himself and if he did his kingdom would not stand.

(Matthew 12:26

New International Version (NIV)

26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?)

We know jesus said this because some people were saying he casts out demons by satan.

When I read that verse what I understand is that satan does not cast out himself or he would limit his power and his kingdom would fall.

But then theres always some other verse that seems to contradict the current one. This is also what jesus said.

(Matthew 7 v 21

New International Version (NIV)

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’)

Here we see jesus saying there will be people who drove out satan in his name who were not gods people and will be rejected by christ on judgment day. As far as I understand the doctrines of the bible you are either a believer or a non believer and if a non believer or false believer peforms a miracles then their power to peform it comes from satan not god.

However in matthew 12 v 26 jesus clearly says satan wouldnt drive out himself because his kingdom would not stand but he claims the opposite when in matthew 7 v 22 he states that false believers have cast out demons. (and by what power?)

So for now I will leave it up to the forum to correct my thinking if in fact I am seeing these verses wrong.

In context. Matt. 7:21 is talking about false prophets.  These were not genuine believers but those who went around professing to be what they were not.   They are appealing to Jesus on the same grounds that they appealed to those they were leading astray.   Didn't we do mighty miracles in your Name???    The answer to the question based on Jesus' response is "No, you didn't.  Now depart from me."    They tried to claim that they didn't by His power, but their claim was false.  It shows that even false prophets can deceive themselves.

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What's wrong with capitalising the word Satan? There is only one Satan.

To capitalise a word is to show that it is unique or to give it proper-noun status. It's the difference between 'a' something and 'the' something. So the word 'god' means any god including false gods, whereas the word 'God' means 'the God' of which there is only one.

It is not showing respect to Satan to capitalise his name. Capitalising can be both negative and positive. Capatilising denotes uniqueness, a title or a name. Nobody seems to complain if we capitalise 'herod' or 'judas', so why complain if we capitalise 'satan' or 'lucifer'?

However, it is disrespectful to God if we don't capitalise his name, because he too is unique.

Christians who are afraid to capitalise the name Lucifer are being superstitious, and Christians are not meant to be superstitious.

 

 

Talking of which, I walked under a ladder the other day, because I am not superstitious. :laughing:

the last time I did that the guy painting dropped a brush on my shoulder...   there's common sense about that superstition  LoL.

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The more I analyze and think about the bible the more I seem to find one scripture not pair with another. Here is a new problem I found when pairing up scripture today.

In this verse you will see that jesus says that satan does not cast out satan because he would be working against himself and if he did his kingdom would not stand.

(Matthew 12:26

New International Version (NIV)

26 If Satan drives out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then can his kingdom stand?)

We know jesus said this because some people were saying he casts out demons by satan.

When I read that verse what I understand is that satan does not cast out himself or he would limit his power and his kingdom would fall.

But then theres always some other verse that seems to contradict the current one. This is also what jesus said.

(Matthew 7 v 21

New International Version (NIV)

21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven,but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ 23 Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’)

Here we see jesus saying there will be people who drove out satan in his name who were not gods people and will be rejected by christ on judgment day. As far as I understand the doctrines of the bible you are either a believer or a non believer and if a non believer or false believer peforms a miracles then their power to peform it comes from satan not god.

However in matthew 12 v 26 jesus clearly says satan wouldnt drive out himself because his kingdom would not stand but he claims the opposite when in matthew 7 v 22 he states that false believers have cast out demons. (and by what power?)

So for now I will leave it up to the forum to correct my thinking if in fact I am seeing these verses wrong.

In context. Matt. 7:21 is talking about false prophets.  These were not genuine believers but those who went around professing to be what they were not.   They are appealing to Jesus on the same grounds that they appealed to those they were leading astray.   Didn't we do mighty miracles in your Name???    The answer to the question based on Jesus' response is "No, you didn't.  Now depart from me."    They tried to claim that they didn't by His power, but their claim was false.  It shows that even false prophets can deceive themselves.

 

Yes I like this response, because it suggest false believers did nothing at all. But I read the verse over to be sure of your answer but jesus does no say (no you didnt) although it might be implied.

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The more I analyze and think about the bible the more I seem to find one scripture not pair with another.

 

I was listening to a talk given by a rabbi a few years ago at my school (we have a Jewish Student Union that would host speakers concerning various topics). I do not recall what the message was about. However, in the course of things, he mentioned something poignant.

 

The rabbis have a term for such incidences in the Scriptures, where one statement seems to contradict another. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the term. However, what they have discovered with this is thus:

 

In working out the contradiction and finding the solution, one discovers a new truth about God that was hidden within the text. That is, when you find the key that unifies the contradictions, you discover a new truth.

 

He gave an example, and unfortunately, I can't recall the example either. I wish I could because it would help you understand all this.

 

Anyway, I hope you take this to heart as you piece through the contradictions.

 

Yes I had to figure that method out very quickly when I  read the bible. But what does it matter if most christians today are yelling at you THE BIBLE IS THE PERFECT WORD OF GOD AND THERES NOT ONE CONTRADICTIONS. I knew this very old christian woman and she was a little liberal with some things and she believed that evolution was gods way of making the human race, so I asked her well was there still a adam and eve who started the human race and she couldnt say no. She had to hold on to the genesis story to save face but at the same time she showed that she knew nothing about evolution. 4 weeks later she died.

 

Adam and Eve never started the human race, God created us.

 

What do you understand of evolution? i would be interested to know why it might have affected your walk?

 

What I understand is that I never once looked up the meaning of the word theory the 13 years I was a christian and after I did I was pretty sore at all those christians who told me (its only a theory) as for my walk with god, he, his bible and his people couldnt answer the high demand of questions I was having once I was exposed to evolution.

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Yes I like this response, because it suggest false believers did nothing at all. But I read the verse over to be sure of your answer but jesus does no say (no you didnt) although it might be implied.

 

I think it is strongly implied.  I was trying to communicate the essence of Jesus' response. I should have been clearer on that.   They were, as false prophets used to being able to hook people into their deception.  And the text seems to indicate that these people try the same thing on Jesus and it doesn't work.   Jesus, in essence tells them, "Nothing you have done was done in my Name.   I never knew you.  Depart from me."

 

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The more I analyze and think about the bible the more I seem to find one scripture not pair with another.

 

I was listening to a talk given by a rabbi a few years ago at my school (we have a Jewish Student Union that would host speakers concerning various topics). I do not recall what the message was about. However, in the course of things, he mentioned something poignant.

 

The rabbis have a term for such incidences in the Scriptures, where one statement seems to contradict another. Unfortunately, I cannot remember the term. However, what they have discovered with this is thus:

 

In working out the contradiction and finding the solution, one discovers a new truth about God that was hidden within the text. That is, when you find the key that unifies the contradictions, you discover a new truth.

 

He gave an example, and unfortunately, I can't recall the example either. I wish I could because it would help you understand all this.

 

Anyway, I hope you take this to heart as you piece through the contradictions.

 

Yes I had to figure that method out very quickly when I  read the bible. But what does it matter if most christians today are yelling at you THE BIBLE IS THE PERFECT WORD OF GOD AND THERES NOT ONE CONTRADICTIONS. I knew this very old christian woman and she was a little liberal with some things and she believed that evolution was gods way of making the human race, so I asked her well was there still a adam and eve who started the human race and she couldnt say no. She had to hold on to the genesis story to save face but at the same time she showed that she knew nothing about evolution. 4 weeks later she died.

 

Adam and Eve never started the human race, God created us.

 

What do you understand of evolution? i would be interested to know why it might have affected your walk?

 

What I understand is that I never once looked up the meaning of the word theory the 13 years I was a christian and after I did I was pretty sore at all those christians who told me (its only a theory) as for my walk with god, he, his bible and his people couldnt answer the high demand of questions I was having once I was exposed to evolution.

 

So it was your exposure to evolution that played a part in your deconversion from Christianity?

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What's wrong with capitalising the word Satan? There is only one Satan.

To capitalise a word is to show that it is unique or to give it proper-noun status. It's the difference between 'a' something and 'the' something. So the word 'god' means any god including false gods, whereas the word 'God' means 'the God' of which there is only one.

It is not showing respect to Satan to capitalise his name. Capitalising can be both negative and positive. Capatilising denotes uniqueness, a title or a name. Nobody seems to complain if we capitalise 'herod' or 'judas', so why complain if we capitalise 'satan' or 'lucifer'?

However, it is disrespectful to God if we don't capitalise his name, because he too is unique.

Christians who are afraid to capitalise the name Lucifer are being superstitious, and Christians are not meant to be superstitious.

 

 

Talking of which, I walked under a ladder the other day, because I am not superstitious. :laughing:

 

WillowWood.... I can certainly see how that could be perceived to be somewhat superstitious.  To me it is merely a respect and comfort thing.  The capital S on that fellows name would display respect and I don't have it in me to do so.  And the comfort part has to do with....by not capitalizing the S, allows me to show some defiance.  I feel comfortable knowing that this is as close to communicating with him that I want to.  We are not to challenge him directly remember.  This is a subtle way of doing so.  And I don't think that by doing so will make him more angry with me and come after me.  Now that in itself

would be superstitious.

 

Also.....when we remodeled our front bathroom, I Purposely broke a 10 foot by 3 1/2 foot mirror out in the back yard to make it fit in the trash can.  I had a bunch of fun doing it too.  :mgbowtie:  That was 3 years ago, no bad luck yet!

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     Man of my own heart.....I feel exactly the same way,I would not capitalize satan,lucifer or anything else demonic & ya bet God & anything of Him is always capitalized.......thank you,I have noticed that in your posts & always say to myself"Bravo"!!!!!LOL

      As for the OP & the compari9son of the two Scriptures,,,,,,,,,,they are a totally different content & do not contradict each other because in Matthew 7,,,,our Lord is speaking about false prophets & teachers ,much like many of the televangelists we see nowadays......it is the Power of the Holy Spirit that casts out demons & none other...........many people would like to take the credit & not give the Glory to God,they can still have the anointing even after they have transgressed.....we see this in Scripture

     I will come back & explain better but I just realized I am running late for church.........so forgive me but I must go,God bless you!

                                                                                                                                        With love,in Christ-Kwik

 

 

Kwik....sorry for the quote thing here, it's the only way to get your attention.  Been trying to catch you for a few weeks.  And yes we are on the same page here concerning the capital S.   I appreciate the Bravo.  I always try to make it a point to read Other One's and your posts.  I learn a lot from them.

Anyway..... you mentioned in a thread a week or two ago (not sure which one) the verse Luke 23:43.  You said that you had looked into the Greek text without the commas in use.  It bought back to mind an interesting phrase I read somewhere......A woman without her man is nothing.  However, with the help of 2 commas...... A woman, without her, man is nothing.   I see the importance that you had mentioned.   :mgbowtie:

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What's wrong with capitalising the word Satan? There is only one Satan.

To capitalise a word is to show that it is unique or to give it proper-noun status. It's the difference between 'a' something and 'the' something. So the word 'god' means any god including false gods, whereas the word 'God' means 'the God' of which there is only one.

It is not showing respect to Satan to capitalise his name. Capitalising can be both negative and positive. Capatilising denotes uniqueness, a title or a name. Nobody seems to complain if we capitalise 'herod' or 'judas', so why complain if we capitalise 'satan' or 'lucifer'?

However, it is disrespectful to God if we don't capitalise his name, because he too is unique.

Christians who are afraid to capitalise the name Lucifer are being superstitious, and Christians are not meant to be superstitious.

 

 

Talking of which, I walked under a ladder the other day, because I am not superstitious. :laughing:

 

WillowWood.... I can certainly see how that could be perceived to be somewhat superstitious.  To me it is merely a respect and comfort thing.  The capital S on that fellows name would display respect and I don't have it in me to do so.  And the comfort part has to do with....by not capitalizing the S, allows me to show some defiance.  I feel comfortable knowing that this is as close to communicating with him that I want to.  We are not to challenge him directly remember.  This is a subtle way of doing so.  And I don't think that by doing so will make him more angry with me and come after me.  Now that in itself

would be superstitious.

 

Also.....when we remodeled our front bathroom, I Purposely broke a 10 foot by 3 1/2 foot mirror out in the back yard to make it fit in the trash can.  I had a bunch of fun doing it too.  :mgbowtie:  That was 3 years ago, no bad luck yet!

 

 

You are being superstitious. Maybe somebody once told you that failing to capitalise God's name was disrespectful, but it's only disrespectful to God because it may confuse the reader who doesn't know whether you're talking about a false god or the true God.

 

You've probably reversed this misunderstood logic and decided not to capitalise Satan's name because you don't want to respect him. That's nonsense. It's nothing to do with respect, it's all to do with the rules of grammar and punctuation.

 

You're not challenging Satan directly by capitalising his name, if anything you're playing right into his hands by refusing to capitalise his name!

 

Consider the following sentence:

 

"Once there was a man who was possessed by a devil, but he prayed to god and the devil was cast out. The devil was not pleased by this."

 

Who was cast out, a demon or Satan himself? Who wasn't pleased, the devil that had just been cast out or Lucifer himself?

 

Now if you capitalise it, you understand the correct meaning.

 

"Once there was a man who was possessed by a devil, but he prayed to god and the devil was cast out. The Devil was not pleased by this."

 

Your refusal to capitalise Satan's name could mislead the reader and Satan loves it when people are misled. Your superstition is no different than throwing salt over your left-shoulder because you want to hit Satan in the eye. If you're worried about engaging Satan by capitalising his name, aren't you also worried that you might have engaged him just by the mere fact that you typed his name in the first place? Perhaps you shouldn't write his name at all, just call him the 'S-word' or write s***n, if you're that worried about it.

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Blessings 1x1is1

     I do appreciate your kind words but to God be the Glory!!!!   I love other one myself,always says so much in few words & he has a beautiful passion for Christ.....a very thoughtful & considerate fellow,as are you!I love reading his posts.....

      You are always welcome to PM me ,my brother....I really like that sentence you just posted(they both need each other!LOL) it is a perfect example ......

        God bless you,sorry for going off topic here.....Praise Jesus.......................

                                                                                                                                 With love in Christ-Kwik

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WillowWood....your reasoning just makes me more steadfast to continue on as I have.  I am guilty as charged in your eyes. But to me it is in between a pet peeve and an honor issue. I do know that names mean something in the bible.  In the OT the scribes would wash their hands and change their clothes and get new ink and pen before they even wrote the name of God.  And then do the same routine after writing it.  This they did each and every time.  Was that superstition? 

And really, I don't expect to be tapped on the shoulder by the Lord and be instructed to put a cap on the S.  usually it is best just to step back and do consider......WWJD?     Would He conform to the punctuation laws of man?  

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