DEVIL

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DEVIL - It means slanderer or deceiver.

Satan, the leader of the fallen angels. Called by Jesus the father of lies (John 8:44), Satan tempts the faithful to join his rebellion against God. The Greek word for devil means "separator"; he seeks to pull people away from God. Although not evil by nature, the devil turned by his free choice from what was according to nature to what was against it. At the end of time, Christ will judge the devil and his followers and cast them into hell. ( Matt. 25:41; Luke 10:18; 1 Pet. 5:8.)


Orthodox Church of the Mother of God. Mays Landing, NJ 08330

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