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3. Satan's Names

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The Bible features Satan as a significant minor character throughout its pages. He is identified dozens of times in the Old Testament. In the New Testament, every single author mentions him: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Paul, the author of Hebrews, James, Peter, and Jude.

But he is not normally called by what could be considered his proper name; he is most often called by a title or description. More than 20 such titles exist for Satan. Knowing someone’s title sometimes provides insight into their character. In fact, the nature of Satan’s schemes is reflected in names such as Abaddon, Devil, and Serpent. Today we consider these and many more descriptions of the Evil One.

For next week, read chapters 13-18 in The Screwtape Letters.

Related Topics: Satanology

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