Thursday, June 29, 2006
shout at the devil
I think I’ve asked this before but I’m going to ask it again.
When do you think Satan was created, not a major point because all we have to understand was that he was created and now doesn’t see eye to eye with God, which is perhaps something of an obvious understatement.
I’m reading Josephus and he finishes his first chapter like this. “Moreover, Moses, after the seventh day was over begins to talk philosophically; and concerning the formation of man, says thus: (skipping to the ending)…He also made Eve liable to the inconveniency of breeding, and the sharp pains of bringing forth children; and this because she persuaded Adam with the same arguments wherewith the serpent had persuaded her, and had thereby brought him into a calamitous condition. He also deprived the serpent of speech, out of indignation at his malicious disposition towards Adam. Besides this, he inserted poison under his tongue, and made him an enemy to men; and suggested to them, that they should direct their strokes against his head, that being the place wherein lay his mischievous designs towards men, and it being easiest to take vengeance on him, that way. And when he had deprived him of the use of his feet, he made him to go rolling all along, and dragging himself upon the ground. And when God had appointed these penalties for them, he removed Adam and Eve out of the garden into another place.”
If Jo is “quoting” Moses then Satan, as the enemy of mankind, is created as such after he suggests Eve eats of the tree. We know that Lucifer as an angle has great power and responsibility and is prideful but could have been the “last straw” in his condemnation?