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“Adversary” is the translation of the Greek satanas.

“the Adversary.” The Greek word for Adversary is Satanas (#4567 Σατανᾶς), which has been transliterated into “Satan” in most versions. This causes the meaning of the word, which is important, to be lost. For more information on it, see commentary on Mark 1:13.

[For information on the names of the Devil, see Appendix 14: “Names of the Devil.”]

“disguises himself as an angel of light.” The Devil disguises himself as an angel of light or as an agent of good in many different ways. So, for example, there are people who use satanic power who deem themselves “good witches,” but using Satan’s power to accomplish things on earth is never “good.” There certainly was one time when it seems that the Devil did actually come into concretion as “an angel of light,” a brightly shining spiritual being, and that was in the Garden of Eden when he appeared to Eve and Adam. It seems certain that he did not come as a talking snake, but as a powerful “Shining One” from the spirit world (see commentary on Gen. 3:1).


Commentary for: 2 Corinthians 11:14

 
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