Discussion in 'Christianity' started by citizenzen, Mar 26, 2009.
What is Satan and how does he influence my life?
Satan is the true Gods adversary, and he is also in great opposition to those who are inline with the True God .
yes there is great opposition to the true God and those who are doing the will of God
what is so great ,is that even though i am NOTgoing to heaven , and i am NOT going to be a king or priest in the heavenly kingdom ,i still have a GREAT HOPE FOR THE FUTURE.
my hope is to live on a paradise earth with A great crowd of other sheep , REVELATION 7;9-10 yes it will be good to survive the GREAT TRIBULATION REVELATION 7;14
and the even better thing about it all is that ANYONE can have that wonderful hope IF THEY WANT IT.
its great isnt it?
I think some count the chickens before they've hatched...... "ruling class" *titters*
hope is a good thing to have , along with faith , and of cause LOVE
Faith is the assured expectation of things hoped for, the evident demonstration of realities though not beheld. HEBREWS 11;1
Hope or conceit(Vainglorious)?
which brings Tyre to mind,
Tyre was an ancient city (Isa 23:1, 7),
Tyre grew to be very great at the expense of other peoples, including Israel.
She was a manufacturer of metal objects, glassware, and purple dyes and was a trading center for the overland caravans as well as a great import-export depot.
Along with this industrial and commercial growth came riches, conceit, and pride.
Her merchants and tradesmen boasted of being princes and honorable ones of the earth. (Isa 23:8)
Tyre in time also developed an attitude of opposition to Jehovah and conspired with neighboring nations against God’s people. (Ps 83:2-8)
So it was her bold defiance of Jehovah that eventually brought upon the city adverse judgment, downfall, and destruction.
its not a good thing to be in opposition to JEHOVAH ,
IT LEADS TO DOWNFALL
Take a look at my previous post and you'll realize Lucifer has his place in Buddhism- along with other demons.
Consider the meaning of "nightmare" and its relationship to the story of the Buddha.
Then why didn't Buddha talk about Satan and demons in the Four Noble Truths or include them in the Eight-Fold Path [to enlightenment]?
I would bet that any mention of demons in Buddhism are cultural artifacts and not part of the teaching itself.
In the 2600 years after the Buddhas existence it's not hard to believe that his teaching has been sullied by cultural influences. It is a wise person who is able to separate that out from the true teaching.
Since you like Wikipedia, here is the link:
And yes, the teaching was there in early Buddhism.
Little demons in Tibetan Buddhism, are known as Tulpas.
Tulpa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
History of Mara:
This Universe is not short of beings- in fact "All is Being".
Does early Buddhism mean from the Buddha's lips? I will be happy to research what the Buddha taught to see if I can find reference to demons.
If it isn't from his lips than it is a cultural influence and one that doesn't interest me. I'm trying to separate true teaching from what occurs after the death of the prophet. It is inevitable that after the prophet passes his word gets diluted and altered to appeal to the culture that practices it.
I think it's important to understand this distinction.
But I will search. Feel free to post anything you run across.
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