The Devil And Satan - What Does The Bible Say?

Transcript Of A Debate

Saturday 24th October 1992

Garden Park Church of God, 5615 Madison Ave. SE, Grand Rapids MI USA

Debate speakers:

For the Supernatural Devil position: Mr. Mark Mattison (Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith)

Against the Supernatural Devil position: Mr. Duncan Heaster

Mr. Mattison's First Address 
2.1.1 Benjamin Wilson And The Diaglott
2.1.2 Ha satan
2.1.3 Satan In The Gospels

Mr. Heaster's First Address 
2.1.4 The Origin Of Evil
2.1.5 Angels As Ministering Spirits
2.1.6 The Origin Of Sin

Mr. Mattison's Reply 
2.1.8 Does Satan Do God's Will?
2.1.9 The Origin Of The Devil
2.1.10 Fallen Angels
2.1.11 External Temptation

Mr. Heaster's Reply 
2.1.12 Satan And God's Will
2.1.13 Ho diabolos
2.1.14 The Devil And Cain
2.1.15 Where Sin Comes From
2.1.16 The Temptations Of Jesus

Questions From The Floor To Mr. Mattison 
(Some questions have been paraphrased. The recording was not always sufficiently clear)2.1.17 Why Doesn't Satan Give Up
2.1.18 Personification In Historical Narratives
2.1.19 Can Immortal Angels Sin?
2.1.20 Does The Devil Induce Sin
2.1.21 Teaching Not To Blaspheme
2.1.22 The Devil And Sin

Questions From The Floor To Mr. Heaster 
2.1.23 Children Of Disobedience
2.1.24 The Dragon And The Lake Of Fire
2.1.25 Good And Bad Angels
2.1.26 Angelos And Daimonos
2.1.27 Man As A Sinful Creature

Final Speech 
Note: It should be understood in the context of the devil-satan debate that Mr. Mattison was representing the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith General Conference. The Church Of God Of The Abrahamic Faith congregations represented by the magazine ‘The Abrahamic Faith Beacon’ share the Christadelphian view of the devil, and are not in fellowship with the Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith (CGAF) General Conference. Mr. Heaster was not aware of this difference at the time.2.1.28 Mr. Mattison's Final Speech - Salvation Issues
2.1.29 Mr. Heaster's Final Speech - The Need For Proper Understanding