May 14

Where is Satan?

And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.

(Luke 10:18) KJV

Satan’s location is a modern day myth. Some people boast that they’re going to party with Satan in hell, and the boldest of them claim that they’ll run the place better than he does.

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May 13

Who is Satan?

Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.

(Luke 22:3) KJV

And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

(Revelation 12:3, 9) KJV

Satan is described as a great red dragon, but he also entered Judas Iscariot. Obviously a great red dragon didn’t enter Judas Iscariot, so how did Satan do it?

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May 12

What is Satan?

And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

(Revelation 12:9) KJV

Satan (adversary) is described here as a physical* being. However even Christians who are otherwise orthodox and fundamental don’t think that he is one.

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May 11

Cockatrices

And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice’ den.

(Isaiah 11:8) KJV

There’s another mythological creature which, by using our principle that God can’t lie, we may deduce isn’t mythological. In this case it is the Cockatrice. Here’s a rather perfunctory description from Wikipedia:

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May 10

Seraphim

In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged.

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

(Isaiah 6:1-8) KJV

Yesterday we looked at some Hebrew words that are translated as different kinds of serpent, including several kinds of snakes.

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May 9

Adders, Asps, Dragons, Serpents & Vipers

Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

(Deuteronomy 32:33)KJV

There are many ways to study the Bible, there’s a time and a place for all of them. One of them is to study sentence structure.

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May 8

From the Water to the Air

Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters.

(Psalms 74:13) KJV

We’re learning that the process of creation was based on spheres of life, not on the passage of heritable traits from generation to generation.

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May 7

Synapomorphy or Sinapomorphy?

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

(Romans 5:12) KJV

We’re working towards the classification of Dragons. This means that we have to understand what classification systems are and how they are derived.

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May 6

Leviathan

In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent, even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the dragon that is in the sea.

(Isaiah 27:1) KJV

We were recently told that Leviathan didn’t exist but it’s used in the Bible as a metaphor for Babylon. It was on Twitter, so the individual didn’t know what they were talking about.

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May 5

Dragon Taxonomy

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

(John 8:31-32) ESV

Being able to believe the Bible is more wonderful than you can imagine. Among other things we get to study dragons because they’re real.

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