The Deity and Incarnation of Satan

by Eusebio Tanicala

By showing first the deity and incarnation of Satan, the Serpent, we can more easily neutralize the stock objections and explanations of the Iglesia ni Cristo-Manalo preachers regarding the deity and incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ than if we disregard this step. Manalista preachers sneer at the idea of deity becoming a man of flesh and blood. But have you ever heard any Manalista sneering at an archangel becoming a snake of flesh and bones?

Pagaralan ninyo na kilatisin ang lahat na anggulo ng pagka – espiritu ni Satanas. At ang kanyang pagiging ahas na may buto’t laman. Kung ano ang pangangantiyaw at panglalait ng mga mangangaral na ito, baligtarin ninyo at ituon sa kalagayan ni Satanas.

The English word God or deity is Dei in Latin, and is Dios in Spanish, and is Theos in Greek. The TH is one letter called the theta in the Greek alphabet.

In talking with preachers or members of the Iglesia ni Cristo-Manalo, a study of Satan’s essence and activities should be a first consideration before discussing the essence and activities of Christ. Or a parallel study of the essence and activities of both should be made.

The purpose of analyzing Satan’s essence and activities is to show the INC-Manalo preacher that his line of reasoning in objecting to, nay even deriding the deity-incarnation of Christ, disappears when it is applied on the deity-incarnation of Satan, the Serpent.

For example, the INC-Manalo preacher combines John 4:24, “God is a spirit…” and Luke 24:39, “for a spirit has no flesh and bones, as you see me have,” ergo, Christ is no God because he was in flesh and bones.

Try to apply the same thought process above in the deity and incarnation of Satan, and you’ll find that the INC-Manalo preacher evading, quibbling or even creating trouble to draw you away from the issue and away from his line of reasoning.

In this parallel analysis of Satan and Christ, letter A is for Satan and letter B is for Christ.
(1) A. Did Satan the spirit person create all things? __
B. Did Christ the spirit person create all things? __
(2) A. Did Satan the spirit person create Christ the spirit person? __
B. Did Christ the spirit person create Satan the spirit person? __
(3) A. Did Satan the spirit person become a rock before he became a serpent? __
B. Did Christ the spirit person become a rock before he became a man? __
(4) A. Did Satan the spirit person become a serpent of flesh and bones? __
B. Did Christ the spirit person become a man of flesh and bones? __
(5) A. Did Satan the spirit person enter a body of a serpent? __
B. Did Christ the spirit person enter a body of a man? (Heb. 10:5) __
(6) A. Is Satan a snake? __ Can Satan become a snake? ___ Is a snake Satan? ___
B. Is Christ a man? ___ Can Christ become a man? ___ Is a man Christ? ___
(7) A. Is the material flesh-bones snake Satan? __
B. Is the material flesh-bones man Christ? __
(8) A. Was the material flesh-bone Satan one and the same as the spirit person Satan? __
B. Was the material flesh-bone Christ one and the same as the spirit person Christ? __
(9) A. Did the spirit person Satan exist before the existence of the flesh-bones Satan? __
B. Did the spirit person Christ exist before the existence of the flesh-bones Christ? __
(10) A. Sino ang gumawa o naghanda ng katawang ahas na pinasukan ni Satanas? __
B.Sino ang gumawa o naghanda ng katawang tao na pinasukan ni Cristo? (Mt. 1:20) __
(11) A. Ang Satanas ba na pumasok sa katawang ahas ay ahas rin? __
B. Ang Cristo ba na pumasok sa katawang tao ay tao rin? __
(12) A. Ang ahas ba na pinasukan ni Satanas ay Satanas? __
B. Ang tao ba na pinasukan ni Cristo ay Cristo? __
(14) A. Ang katawang ahas ba na pinasukan ni Satanas ay Satanas din? __
B. Ang katawang tao ba na pinasukan ni Cristo ay Cristo rin? __
(15) A. Did Satan the spirit person enter the cell in the mother serpent’s womb? __
B. Did Christ the spirit person enter the cell in mother Mary’s womb? __
(16) A. Did Satan the spirit person stay in the serpent egg until hatching date? __
B. Did Christ the spirit person stay in the human fetus until birthing date? __
(17) A. Was Satan the spirit person born of a serpent mother? __
B. Was Christ the spirit person born of a human mother? __
(18) A. Was the chemical composition of the Serpent Satan of flesh/bones same as the chemical composition of the spirit person Satan? ___
B. Was the chemical composition of the human Jesus of flesh/bones same as the chemical composition of the spirit person Christ? ___
(19) A. Was the essence of the Serpent Satan of flesh-bones same as the essence of the spirit person Satan?___
B. Was the essence of the human Jesus of flesh-bones same as the essence of the spirit person Christ? ___
(20) A. Was Satan the spirit person one and the same as the Satan of flesh and bones? __
B. Was Christ the spirit person one and the same as the Christ of flesh and bones? __
(21) A. Was the flesh-bones Satan a spirit? __
B. Was the flesh-bones Christ a spirit? __
(22) A. Can the Spirit Satan become a snake of flesh and bones? __
B. Can the Spirit Christ become a man of flesh and bones? __
(23) A. In the grammar of Satan, the verb BE is not the same as the verb BECOME. Right? __
B. In the grammar of Christ, the verb BE is not the same as the verb BECOME. Right? __
(24) A. Ang kabuuan ba ni Satanas ay siya ring kabuuan ng ahas? __
B. Ang kabuuan ba ni Cristo ay siya ring kabuuan ng tao? __
(25) A. Ano ang porsiento ng ahas sa Eden na tawagin Satanas? __
B. Ano ang porsiento ng tao sa Bethlehem na tawaging Cristo? __
(26) A. When Satan became a snake of flesh and bones, was he a snake no more, no less? __
B. When Christ became a man of flesh and bones, was he a man no more, no less? __
(27) A. Was Satan the spirit person older than the flesh-bones Satan in Eden? __
B. Was Christ the spirit person older than the flesh-bones Christ in Bethlehem? __
(28) A. Was Satan the spirit person older than the mother serpent that laid the egg? __
B. Was Christ the spirit person older than mother Mary that birthed the child? __
(29) A. When the Serpent Satan was at the Garden of Eden, did he eat and drink? __
B. When the man Christ Jesus was at Canaan, did he eat and drink? __
(30) A. When the Serpent Satan was at Eden, did he sleep? __
B. When the man Christ Jesus was in Canaan, did he sleep? __
(31) A. If the Serpent Satan of flesh-bones was laid as an egg and then hatched, ilan ang mga kapatid niya? __
B. The man Christ Jesus of flesh-bones was born, ilang ang mga kapatid niya ayon sa Marcos 6:3? ___
(32) A. When the Serpent Satan of flesh-bones died, did Satan the spirit person die? __
B. When the man Christ Jesus of flesh-bones died, did Christ the spirit person die? __
(33) A. When the head of Serpent Satan of flesh-bones was crushed, did Satan die? __
B. When the heel of the man Christ Jesus of flesh-bones was bruised, did Christ die? __
(34) A. When the head of Serpent Satan of flesh-bones was crushed, did Satan the spirit person die? ___
B. When the heel of the man Christ Jesus of flesh-bones was bruised, did Christ the spirit person die? ___
(35) A. When the Serpent Satan of flesh-bones died, was the body buried? __
B. When the man Christ Jesus died, was the body buried? __
(36) A. Where is the body of the Serpent Satan presently located? __
B. Where is the body of the man Christ Jesus presently located? __
(37) A. Because Satan of flesh-bones is no longer in the material form, did Satan die? __
B. Because Christ of flesh-bones is no longer in the material form, did Christ die? __
A. Sapagkat wala na si Satanas na ahas na pisikal, wala na ba si Satanas na ahas? ___
B. Sapagkat wala na si Cristo na taong pisikal, wala na ba si Cristo na tao? ___
(38) A. Was the body of the Serpent Satan resurrected? __
B. Was the body of the man Christ Jesus resurrected? __
(39) A. Does Satan presently exist in the essence he existed before he became a flesh-bones serpent? ___
B. Does Christ presently exist in the essence he existed before he became a flesh-bones human? ___
(40) A. Did Satan the spirit person bring with him in the heavenly realms a resurrected flesh–bones body? ___
B. Did Christ the spirit person bring with him in the heavenly realms a resurrected flesh–bones body? ___
(41) A. Does Luke 24:39 prohibit and limit Satan the spirit person from becoming flesh and bones? __
B. Does Luke 24:39 prohibit and limit Christ the spirit person from becoming flesh and bones? ___
(42) A. Does Luke 24;39 prohibit and limit Satan the spirit person from taking the form of flesh and bones? __
B. Does Luke 24:39 prohibit and limit Christ the spirit person from taking the form of flesh and bones? ___
(43) A. Noong nawala sa lupa ang Satanas na ahas, nawala na ba si Satanas sa lupa? __
B. Noong nawala sa lupa ang Cristo na tao, nawala na ba si Cristo sa lupa? __
(44) A. According to 2 Cor. 4:4, Satan is the GOD OF THIS WORLD, do you believe this? __
B. According to 1 John 5:20, Christ is THE TRUE GOD AND ETERNAL LIFE, do you believe this? __
(45) A. When Satan took the form of a snake, was the whole being of Satan in the body of the snake? __
B. When Christ took the form of a man, was the whole being of Christ in the body of the man? __
(46) A. Because Satan is GOD (deity) OF THIS WORLD, did the whole deity of Satan dwell in the snake? (2 Cor. 4:4).
B. Because Christ is GOD (deity), did the whole deity dwell in the man? (See Col. 1:19; Col 2:9; Heb. 10:5)
(47) A. The Greek word Theos is capital theta in the Greek text and refers to Satan in 2 Cor. 4:4. Agree? __
B. The Greek work Theos is capital theta in the Greek text and refers to Christ in 1 John 5:20. Agree? __
(48) A. Satan the spirit person took the form of a snake of flesh-bones when he kidnapped Eve. Agree? ___
B. Christ the spirit person took the form of a man of flesh-bones when he ransomed the children of Eve. (Mk 10:45; 1 Tim.2:6; 1 Cor. 6:20). Agree?
(49) A. Satan the spirit person is GOD OF THIS WORLD is the Satan of flesh and bones, right? ___
B. Christ the TRUE GOD AND ETERNAL LIFE is the Christ of flesh and bones, right? ___
(50) A. Satan the spirit GOD OF THIS WORLD can become Satan of flesh and bones, right? ___
B. Christ the spirit TRUE GOD AND ETERNAL LIFE can become Christ of flesh and bones, right? __
(51) A. Is there anything funny/impossible in Satan the spirit person becoming a material snake of flesh and bones? __
B. Is there anything funny/impossible in Christ the spirit person becoming a material man of flesh and bones? ___
(52) A. Guapo ba si Satanas na personang espiritu na naging buto’t laman na ahas? __
B. Guapo ba si Cristo na personang espiritu na naging buto’t laman na tao? __

Do you find the INC-Manalo preacher or member honest in answering the questions about Satan’s deity and incarnation? __

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