What is the FIRST THING that comes to mind when the phrase..............SELLING ONE'S SOUL
TO THE DEVIL is mentioned?
Your question has to do with the subject of Job.
Reference Bible Job 2:3 And Jehovah went on to say to Satan: “Have you set your heart upon my servant Job, that there is no one like him in the earth, a man blameless and upright, fearing God and turning aside from bad? Even yet he is holding fast his integrity, although you incite me against him to swallow him up without cause.”
Here satan says
Reference Bible Job 1:11 But, for a change, thrust out your hand, please, and touch everything he has [and see] whether he will not curse you to your very face.”
Satan is telling God to take all the good things in Job has in his life away, a challenge to see he will come to dislike you or hate you!
That people only serve God because of comfort and wealth,
Also that when people are stripped of there belongings, and health problems arise ,and grief they will abandon their love for the Heavenly Father.
We all are like Job with different situations that satan is testing.
What will we do will we sell our souls to satan making this true of how we live our lives,
Only we can answer this challenge from the heart.
Today many have followed satan and a percent of demon angles , now we also have people that follow as well through their life styles, and worship.
But what they are forgetting is that Job suffering ended. And his loss was doubled , he gain more after he proved loyal.
This world is satan's stage as he continues to test the loyalty of many .
The same way he tested Job !
This is how a person can sell their souls to satan.
But sad because it is a limited time that ends with no future.
Because satan time is up and those souls that followed.
K&T - Have you Ever read any other book besides the Christian bible? It seems it's the only one you quote from.
I am satified with the book of the most high supreme being of the universe There is no other book that has our interest so far as the future, nor can it they give a future. This one has provided what we need to keep living.
From a non-religious perspective I take it as one who puts their own self-interests ahead of all others, who will hurt others and use them without remorse and make excuses for why they are justified in doing so. As long as their actions benefit them, there is nothing else to consider. In my eyes the "devil" is the dark side of ego - smallness, not evolved emotionally or spiritually enough to see the ripple effects of their selfishness, greed etc.
"Selling one's soul" is giving in to these behaviors at the expense of your humanity.
Excellent, intellectually analytical response indeed!
One can't speak about the soul while trying to exclude God, the Supreme being. He is the Creator of all things including your soul. Those who refuse to acknowledge Him are destined to lose their soul in the eternal void separated from their Creator
I Corinthians 3:19 " For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: "He catches the wise in their craftiness";"
I have no need for a God that is that manipulative or would cast me off for eternity for some minor infraction of free thought Will.
Sorry you feel that way ,but maybe if you saw his side. If you were a parent and you gave all you had to make your child happy,
Then some one else comes along and tell you your mom or dad does not love you
They provide you love and care. Proof
I love my children unconditionally, nothing they could do could make me ban and/or torture them for eternity, and I but a "lowly" human.
I so agree with you But the claims of God torturing people to eternity is not true. That is a doctrine of a human opinion. Why create anyone if that was the case. God loves us even when people refuse to acknowledge his person by abusive terms .
No disrespect, but I am not going to argue about it and you aren't going to change my mind kiss and tales, I have as much right to my beliefs/opinions as you or anyone else.
Yes you do have a right and there is no argument from me .I just believe if some one has been accused wrong .that the truth should be known. Because anyone can be judge by wrong information. This has also been proven to be the heavenly Father.
I was going to answer the same thing but you beat me to it :3
I was going to answer this question until I found this answer. You seem to have read my mind!. Great answer!
Christin S, excellent, intelligent response as usual!
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On a superficial level it means a person will do any self humiliating thing for someone or anyone to receive what they desire. On a deeper esoteric occult level it means a person has made contact with evil spiritual entities, perhaps Satanic or demonic within himself and has made a bargain. Wealth and fame in the earthly life in exchange for life in eternal evil and hell in the after life. Sounds a little far fetched but, people do it or at least they think they do.
To Astar you quote Christian the bible is for every nation of people.man woman or child , this book is available to the most distant parts of the earth.Now Rather you want to be a follower of Christ that is a personal decision between you and Jesus
The first thing that comes to mind is the crossroads and music, but other than that I think it is when someone knowingly acts outside of their own values and purposes in order to achieve some kind of power or fame through dishonesty or deciete. No devil required.
, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die. ezekiel 18:4. You can't sell what is not yours.
When one mentions the selling of the soul to the devil ,immediately the tale of Dr. Faustus comes to mind.
I guess it means that one is willing to use any means necessary to get what they want, even if those means are wrong. Especially if those means are using others to achieve an end result, focusing mainly on the means and not the end. For example, money is not an evil thing, but people do evil things to get money, such as selling drugs or investment scamming.
New World Translation
1Ti 6:10For the love of money is a root of all sorts of injurious things, and by reaching out for this love some have been led astray from the faith and have stabbed themselves all over with many pains.
Chaim Rumkowski, who was the council leader in the Lodz Ghetto during World War 2. He did the bidding of the Nazis by shipping thousands of Jews to camps w/ some to their deaths. He was on the council, thinking that he wouldn't be deported.
Rush Limbaugh is the first and foremost person who comes to my mind, followed by any other of the political shock jocks who use hyperbole, innuendo, name-calling, out and out distortion of the facts, false cause, and a myriad of other logic tricks to dupe the masses KNOWINGLY for financial gain and aggrandizement. What Limbaugh has done to the American public through the years is nothing short of (I'll be kind here) unpatriotic. It is trickle-down disrespect, spit-in-the-face, bastardization of what America and American journalism, in my mind, had aways stood for in the past - logical discussion of issues in order to reach intelligent conclusions. The man is evil incarnate in my book. That's just the way I feel. Years and years ago , I called in as "Katy" from MN, when he was talking about "criminals" on the street - (another of his racist code words) I told him that I believed that he himself was "criminal" in knowingly doing what he was doing to the audience on the radio. I was later referred to, on national radio, as "Katy, liberal lunatic from Minnesota" - a moniker which I proudly embrace considering the source from which it came. If I were a Supreme Being, I'd easily put Limbaugh in the category of people who have truly sold their souls.
Whenever I hear SELLING ONE'S SOUL...the first thing that comes to my mind is an action by someone which is unacceptable by the standards set by themselves or their society or their religion.
These standards may be moral, religious, humanitarian or of self-importance.
By this definition, when one sells her or his soul, it means that a person is trying to acquire something through means completely unacceptable to them where they have compromised their own values and comfort for something in return, EITHER BY OWN DECISION OR BY FORCE.
A very good example of this phrase can be found in the dialects of some religion ruled societies where selling one's soul COMMONLY means indulging in either adultery or prostitution.
Doing what is wrong for profit. Notcaring if your actions harm others.
I actually thought of one of my older hubs, lol. The story of Robert Johnson is what comes to my mind. He is a famous bluesman who sold his soul to play guitar. His life was one of torment and trouble but his music really moved people. I still put it on on occasion and just relax to the haunting sounds.
To my mind it scares me and I do not want to think about it.
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