To add to my earlier comments.
Satan hebrew for enemy. I don't believe in hell so I should be safe. Where ever I end up after death will be heaven. LOL
Well JP all sin is the same? so it would not matter it I went out and killed a few people seeing as I have at one stage lied, cursed and had impure thoughts. I really don't belive that, then I don't believe in a God that cursed his people for their sins. There is a balance, for very action there is an equal and opposte reaction. Karma, if you will. Here is an arguement, one man kills one man steals does God forgive both or does he damn both? I know the story of the vine yard and both groups of workers getting paid the same amount. In a society where each individual takes responsiblity for his/her actions and is aware of the larger community then such teachings would work, here where everyone is a sinner it is not so black and white. AW I have got myself involved in another religious debate. another broken resolution. LOL
"Frankenstein took some flesh and bones and blood and made a man out of them; the man ran away and fell to raping and robbing and murdering everywhere, and Frankenstein was horrified and in despair, and said, "I made him, without asking his consent, and it makes me responsible for every crime he commits. I am the criminal, he is innocent." ... [That's exactly] the case of God and man... God made man, without man's consent, and made his nature, too; made it vicious instead of angelic, and then said, "Be angelic, or I will ill punish you and destroy you." But no matter, God is responsible for everything man does, all the same; He can't get around that fact. There is only one Criminal, and it is not man".
A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry