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Are Christians tricked into worshiping the Devil?

Asked by: MitchV
  • This is a very awkward, hypothetical question.

    In Christianity, we have our definition of God and the devil. Basically, God is the all loving creator and the devil is the deceiver. But implying your logic, its like switching the definitions… the devil is the all loving creator and God is the deciever.
    In the end though, whoever is the all-loving creator is called “God” and whoever is the deciever is called “the devil.” The devil is always trying to scam us, but as long as our hearts are with the righteous aspect, then we are not worshipping the devil, but God. It’s really confusing, but stand in the opposite point of view and it’s quite self-evident.

  • The Great Deceiver.

    Angels are said to have god like traits that would likely allow them to do many of the things that God is said to do. Angels are also known as the messengers of God. Though it is believed that all angels were good at the beginning, not all stayed that way. One prime example is Satan who is said to have sat at the right hand of God yet turned into his worst enemy. One of the names given to him is the Great Deceiver. Seeing that he has worn many disguises in the bible it would likely that he would pretend to be god.
    The Christian bible has been edited because some books were felt to be less likely to be true or corrupt. For whatever reason, they felt they were not depicting the story right. Seeing that some flawed books have been taken out, it is possible if not likely that some were left in. The bible also has many contradictions. This could be due to some parts being from God and other parts from Satan pretending to be God. There are also many part in it that God seems to be immoral. Clearly a righteous God would not condone slavery, try to justify genocide or any other such things.
    Clearly the Devil would not be above impersonating God. It is also clear that parts of the Bible may not be from a godly origin. Though they may be thinking they are doing gods work, it is very possible that they are doing the work of the Devil too.

  • This is a very awkward, hypothetical question.

    In Christianity, we have our definition of God and the devil. Basically, God is the all loving creator and the devil is the deceiver. But implying your logic, its like switching the definitions… the devil is the all loving creator and God is the deciever.
    In the end though, whoever is the all-loving creator is called “God” and whoever is the deciever is called “the devil.” The devil is always trying to scam us, but as long as our hearts are with the righteous aspect, then we are not worshipping the devil, but God. It’s really confusing, but stand in the opposite point of view and it’s quite self-evident.

  • Are you tricked into buying candy?

    The argument is "Are Christians tricked into worshiping the devil"- not "Are Christians tricked into serving the devil".

    I assume the original poster has set this in the mindset of there being a god, since their argument is whether we can be tricked by the devil, who would only be around if god had existed to create him. If this is not the case and the original poster is saying that we are being tricked by humans with malicious intent ('the devil') then he should have specified that.

    First off, have you ever asked your mom for candy/been asked by a child for candy?
    The idea behind this is that you, if you give the child candy, would be serving the child. Your intent being that you want to make him happy. However you obtained the candy from somewhere- likely a company that produces the said candy.
    For this analogy let's say you are the 'Christian' and the child is 'God', and then the act of you buying candy for the child is you 'worshiping' him. Now you got the candy from a store, and paid money for it, the store is the 'devil' and you have now served him- however you did it and still managed to worship the child. The the point is "worship" is about intent-
    You cannot be tricked into worshiping something other than what you think you are worshiping. You can be tricked into serving something, but worship is about your mindset and intent, not your actions.


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