Christian Teaching About The Devil
In mainstream Christianity, the Devil is a fallen angel who rebelled against God. The Devil is often identified as the serpent in the Garden of Eden, whose persuasions led to the two corresponding Christian doctrines: the Original Sin and its cure, the Redemption of Jesus Christ. He is also identified as the Accuser of Job, the tempter of the Gospels, Leviathan and the dragon in the Book of Revelation.
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... Supporting the idea that an angel may sin, Thomas Aquinas, in his Summa Theologiae, wrote "An angel or any other rational creature considered in his own nature, can sin and to whatever creature it belongs not to sin, such creature has it as a gift of grace, and not from the condition of nature ... The reason of this is, because sinning is nothing else than a deviation from that rectitude which an act ought to have whether we speak of sin in nature, art, or morals ...
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