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The Brick Testament - Satan Unleashed « The Rev. Brendan Powell Smith

The Brick Testament - Satan Unleashed

Sunday, May 17th, 2009 - 1:44 pm PDT

Throughout the the Old Testament, the figure of Satan receives nary a mention.  It  is almost as if the whole idea of a powerful archnemesis of God was foreign concept to Judaism until after most or all of the Hebrew Bible had been written. The New Testament, on the other hand, takes Satan completely for granted, never bothering to explain how or why the whole realm of earth has been granted to him. We learn the most about Satan from the book of Revelation where God props him up as enemy, has him deceive the world into worshipping him, only to war against him, and condemn all his worshippers to eternal torture. In our latest set of five new illustrated stories, Satan is cast to Earth and is, ironically enough, received as something of a “godsend” by the surviving population who have endured (and will continue to endure or succumb to) wave after wave of the most gruesome torments from God and his angels.