Post Number:#61 July 21st, 2012, 2:28 pm
That is not how Satan appears in the book of Job. In this Satan is god's servant.
In any event if god is supposed to be all powerful, then the devil is his instrument.
...aside from the fact that god wouldn't need a devil to overcome in the first place since he's already far surpassed Him in the crime category. God's directive to his "chosen people" (a stupid phrase) to kill, exterminate and enslave others did not come from the Devil. So if his intention was to finally overcome evil, He'd have to commit suicide. One of the greatest depictions of Evil in all of literature is the O.T. God a truly malignant figure if there ever was one. His true offspring are Stalin and Hitler not Jesus. But again it all makes sense if understood in it's historical context, that is, as a "human" document and chronicle, nothing more much like the Malleus Maleficarum is a human document.