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Comparing Christian Denominations - Beliefs (Part 1)

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Satan and Demons
  • Anglican/Episcopal - Still researching Anglican/Episcopal position. Submit documented sources only to this email.
  • Assembly of God - Satan and demons are fallen angels, evil spirits (Mat. 10:1). Satan rebelled against God (Isaiah 14:12-15; Ezek. 28:12-15). Satan and his demons do everything in their power to oppose God and those who do God's will (1 Pet. 5:8; 2 Cor. 11:14-15). Though enemies of God and Christians, they are defeated enemies by the blood of Jesus Christ (1 John 4:4). Satan's destiny is the lake of fire for all eternity (Rev. 20:10).
  • Baptist - "Historic Baptists believe in the literal reality and actual personality of Satan (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Matt. 4:1-11; etc.). In other words, they believe that the one referred to in the Bible as the devil or Satan is a real person, though they certainly do not perceive him as the caricatured red figure with horns, a long tail, and a pitchfork." Baptist Pillar - Doctrine
  • Lutheran - "Satan is the chief evil angel, the 'prince of demons'(Luke 11:15). Here is how our Lord Jesus Christ describes Satan: 'He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language,for he is a liar and the father of lies' (John 8:44)." (LCMS)
  • Methodist - Sermon on Satan's Devices by John Wesley, founder of Methodism: Global Ministries.
  • Presbyterian - Differing beliefs discussed in Presbyterians Today: Fallen Angels; Evil.
  • Roman Catholic - Satan or the devil is a fallen angel. Satan, though powerful and evil, is limited by God's divine providence. Catechism - 2nd Edition

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