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Q: Who is Satan?

A: Christians are often asked questions about Satan: Who is he? Was he created? When was he created?
These and similar questions are valid questions to ask. To answer them, we need to carefully consider what the Bible says, since it is the only completely reliable source of information about Satan. The Bible doesn't give much information about Satan or the angels, but it does give enough to answer some of these questions.
God's Word is infallible and the absolute authority, and we need to be leery of conclusions drawn from sources outside the Bible, such as man's ideas or traditions. Let's consider what the Bible says related to these questions.
The first use of the name Satan is found in 1 Chronicles 21:1; chronologically, Job, which was written much earlier, surpasses this. Satan is found throughout Job 1 and Job 2. Satan literally means "adversary" in Hebrew.

Continue reading to discover more of what Scripture says about Satan, demons, and Hell.

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