Gene.......as I said a long time ago about forums, there will always be those who come aboard who have an "Agenda". It is something that they feel passionately about and will persue it all costs. Sometimes that agenda is a good one.........say the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. That is a good agenda for one reason........IT IS BIBLICALLY THE TRUTH. Nothing has to be added or subtracted to make it the truth. It fits perfectly and works perfectly because it is TRUTH.Major I totally agree with you, I was just saying, let him believe what he wants to believe, since this thread started we can now see his agenda, we know the Truth, you've given the correct Biblical response, ...so what's the point in arguing the point any further.
When an agenda is outside of the Word of God, then comes the problem of it NOT BEING THE TRUETH. I have no problem believing that ETU is expounding what he believes to be true to him, but when we read the Scriptures we find that there is indeed this PERSON who is identified as the DEVIL/SATAN by none other that God Himself in Christ.
Now we are called to decide not if Satan is real, BUT IS THE WORD OF GOD REAL AND REALIVANT????