when did christians start needing satan?
Even though it has lost populatiry in preaching trends, to the point where many christians compleatly forget about satan, a few christians(mostly in my area apparently) are very good and blaming all the bad things on satan, and the good things on god.
I cannot find a place in the old testament where they talk about eternal punishment or where the names and terms now used to discribe the devil where by the jews used also for god. so it seems as though, originally god would put you in a corner that he called hell and kick your ass for a while but then he would let you out, and back into heavan but at some point christians missed haveing more than one god to worship/fear, and added a god of hurting you to the mix.
So do I have a point here or am I missing some thing and compleatly off base, I guess the goal I am headed towards is bringing christians around slowly, you get ride of the devil, and explain that god does the tortureing in hell, then from there knocking the rest of the bible down is pretty easy. I guess I am kinda looking for a game plan on what to explain and when.
Know god, No Peace
No god, Know Peace