The Devil’s Persona & Christ’s Persona– A Comparison & Contrast (Part II)

Christ’s Persona before Incarnation (Series 2)

By Eusebio Tanicala, Ph.D.

Comparing and contrasting the Devil’s essence, attributes, works, motives, strategies with those of Christ’s essence, attributes, works, motives and strategies will reveal many things. This writer has wrestled with this approached for many, many years before he was able to formulate it about the year 1993. Please consider this approach.

OBJECTIVE
After reflecting on this lesson, the reader should be able to reason out that if many things are granted to be possible with Satan, many of these things should also be granted as possible with Christ, the Second Persona in the Godhead.

A. Devil: He was a spirit persona before taking the form of a snake of flesh and bones.
Christ: He was a spirit persona before taking the form of a man of flesh and bones.

B. Devil: He was a created angel with free will before becoming Satan.
Christ: He was the creator of all invisible and visible principalities and powers.

C. Devil: A persona who became the arch enemy of the Godhead.
Christ: A persona who remained loyal and part of the Godhead.

D. Devil: A spirit persona who took the form of snake of flesh and bones.
Christ: A spirit persona who took the form of man of flesh and bones.

E. Devil: He became a snake and he persuaded Eve to rebel against God.
Christ: He became man and he persuaded children of Eve to obey God.

F. Devil: From outside the material universe He entered into the material world.
Christ: From outside the material universe He entered into the material world.

G. Devil: He is a liar and the father of lies.
Christ: He is the truth and the promoter of truth.

H. Devil: A spirit persona who brought death to humanity.
Christ: A spirit persona who is life and brought life to humanity.

I. Devil: Took physical form of snake but didn’t lose his spirit persona.
Christ: Took physical form of man but didn’t lose his spirit persona.

J. Devil: Died or disappeared as a snake but didn’t stop being Satan.
Christ: Died as a man but didn’t stop being God.

K. Devil: A spirit persona became a snake of flesh and bones.
Christ: A spirit persona became a man of flesh and bones.

L. Devil: A spirit persona became flesh and bones – is it readily accepted by all? ___
Christ: A spirit persona became flesh and bones – is it readily accepted by all? ___

M. Devil: Snake at Eden disappeared/died, did the spirit-persona Satan die? ___
Christ: Man at the cross died, did the spirit-persona Christ die? ___

N. Devil: How long did he exist on earth in the form of flesh and bone snake? ___
Christ: How long did He exist on earth in the form of flesh and bone man? ___

O. Devil: When his head was crushed by the woman’s seed, what was that head? ___
Christ: When his heel was bitten by the snake, what was that heel? ___

P. Devil: Is the spirit essence-nature of Satan flesh and bones? ___
Christ: Is the spirit essence-nature of Christ flesh and bones? ___

Q. Devil: Can the spirit Satan become flesh and bones? ___
Christ: Can the spirit Christ become flesh and bones? ___

If and when a Bible student honestly answers the above questions, I believe that he would be able to accept that Christ was a spirit persona before He became man. I welcome comments, observations or reactions to this article.

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