Excerpt from Problemata Mundi: The Book of Job, Exegetically and Practically Considered; Containing Ninety-One Homiletic Sketches
The View given Of Satan is peculiar. He is different from the being so called in later times. As yet there is no im passable gulf between good and... bad Spirits. The kingdom of Satan is not separated from the kingdom Of light by an infinite chasm. The great evil spirit is not at the head Of an innumerable host Of Spirits malevolent like himself, whom he employs as instruments Of evil. He is admitted alone into the Divine assembly in heaven. The conception Of Satan was in progress Of formation. The view given Of angels is also peculiar in some respects. They are supposed to be a kind Of mediators, who intercede with God that He should listen to man's prayers. They also interpret the Divine will, Observing the conduct Of men, and pointing out the right path from which they had strayed (v. Xxxiii. 23.
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