posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 12:51 PM
a reply to: lightofgratitude
The idea that Satan is evil and fell from Heaven comes mostly from The New Testament. Many Jews still have a "Book of Job" type of view, where Satan
is bad for humans since he brings temptation but he is not evil to Yahweh-Jehovah since he is under his power and is a part of his plan. Also, Satan
can move around the world and go back to Heaven just like angels in The Book of Job, which is how he went to Heaven and had a discussion with
Yahweh-Jehovah about Job and how he got permission to test Job.
The book of Job is in the Tanakh which is not Christian but is Orthodox Judaic theology. The reason Satan is not accepted in their liturgy is that
most all Jewish understanding was greatly influenced by the Sadducees in the days of Jesus. The Sadduceees did not believe in an afterlife or the
salvation of the soul in an afterlife. They believed that what you see now is all you will ever get. Once dead is always dead with no physicality
With that belief foremost in their lives they could then deny a death and resurrection of a Christ as well as a fallen angel known as Satan. The
Satan was a created entity that killed the soul of creation under the direction of God but not in malice of any sort. Angels could not sin in their
belief but did the will of their creator without like or dislike. This was the influence that the rulers of Jerusalem had in the days of Jesus.
This has changed very little with most Orthodox Jews of today in that if angels can not sin then the Christian Satan was a myth as well as their
Jesus. So in Job the Judaic thought is that if Satan is evil then Christianity could be true and Judaism was wrong.