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  • 1 Samuel chapter 16 says an evil spirit from the LORD was sent to trouble Saul. It might sound like God is sending people evil spirits. To avoid being baffled and frightened, all created things are under God's control. If you look closely at 1 Samuel 16:14, "The Spirit of the LORD had departed from Saul," In the strictest sense, it is saying the evil spirit was part of "God's judgment" upon Saul for his disobedience. That's like saying, you break our pact, and you are in for a rude awakening.
    • Jenny Rizzo
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  • Luke 16:13 explains that one cannot slave for two masters.
  • Sure, why not?
  • The spirit of the Lord departed from him. He lost all his good qualities. This was the effect of his rejecting God, and an evidence of his being rejected by him. The consequence of this was that an evil spirit from God troubled him. Those that drive the good Spirit away from them do of course become a prey to the evil spirit. He grew fretful and peevish, and discontented, timorous and suspicious, ever and anon starting and trembling.
  • Goods and spirits are just imaginary.
    • bostjan64
      "Goods and spirits are just imaginary." Heh, fun typo; it makes me think of a warehouse full of booze and other retail items. Anyway, yeah, there are no such things as ghosts, angels, demons, gods, whatever. Similarly, evil is whatever we see as going against our hopes and dreams. In pre-christian Europe, people had to do whatever the king said. In order for the church to execute any power in the region, the church leaders had to assign their will to an imaginary being, which they dubbed "king of kings and lord of lords." Once that idea took hold, it no longer mattered what the king said, if it went against the will of the church leaders. Think about how many rules and social norms are a part of Christian culture that have no basis in the Bible, and how many rules and social norms are dictated by the Bible, but have no effect on Christian culture. For example, the Bible says "keep the Sabbath holy!" The Sabbath, in semitic culture, is Saturday. Christians generally booze up and debauch on Saturdays, then repent on Sunday, just to do it all again the following weekend. It's just the difference in culture.
  • i dont think so

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