Is Satan really a “fallen and rebellious angel.”
What are the differences – Christianity vs Judaism? Part 1
For centuries, Christians have asked why Jews don’t accept the authenticity of the New Testament. Well for me I still question the authenticity of both Testaments, as both has its flaws and short comings.
Judaism believes that the Jewish Scriptures, often referred to as the Old Testament,are the inspired word of God. If passages appear to contradict one another, it is our responsibility to delve deeply and uncover a correct understanding. Unfortunately, some Christians believe that the end justifies the means and often use the following New Testament passage to justify their approach. “Only that in every way, whether in pretense or in truth, Christ is proclaimed…” [Philippians 1:18]
Judaism sees Satan is a force, an angel, used by God to test mankind. Furthermore, we can understand the purpose of evil in this world and why the Jewish prophet Isaiah 45:7 states that God, “makes peace and creates evil (רע).” Contrary to Christianity’s viewpoint, which is similar to the one inherent in Greek mythology, Judaism does not regard Satan as a separate force that exists to oppose God.
Isaiah 45:7King James Version (KJV)
7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the Lord do all these things.
So can we all agree irrespective of your faith that Satan is an emissary sent by God who created him solely for His use in testing mankind.
I wish you guys a Happy New Years as you continue to work harder to better that 2017. Peace be with you 🖖🏽