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Jehovah’s Witnesses

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The Watchtower  |  No. 2 2016

What Does the Bible Say?

What Does the Bible Say?

Who or what is the Devil?

WOULD YOU SAY that the Devil is . . .

  • A spirit person?

  • A symbol of the evil inside a person?

  • A product of human imagination?

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

The Devil conversed with and “tempted” Jesus. (Matthew 4:1-4) So the Devil is not imaginary, nor is he just a symbol of evil. He is a wicked spirit person.

WHAT ELSE CAN WE LEARN FROM THE BIBLE?

  • The Devil was originally a holy angel, but “he did not stand fast in the truth.” (John 8:44) He became a liar and rebelled against God.

  • Other angels joined Satan’s rebellion.Revelation 12:9.

  • The Devil blinds many people to his existence.2 Corinthians 4:4.

Can the Devil control people?

SOME PEOPLE SAY that control by the Devil is a hoax, while others dread being possessed by evil spirits. What do you think?

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS

“The whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one.” (1 John 5:19) The Devil exerts great influence over mankind, but he does not control every human.

WHAT ELSE CAN WE LEARN FROM THE BIBLE?

  • The Devil uses deception to increase his influence.2 Corinthians 11:14.

  • Wicked spirits can in some cases take control of people.Matthew 12:22.

  • With God’s help, you can successfully “oppose the Devil.”James 4:7.