|John 8:43-44 |
43 Why do you not understand my speech? Because you cannot hear [with the ears of your soul] my word [spoken from the Spirit of God].
44 You are of your father the devil, and you follow and yield to the lusts of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and did not remain in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of all lies. [Every man's spirit is the offspring of Satan; and until that spirit is slain by the Lord, and the Lord rules in that man's heart, he is of his father the devil. The Lord only rules a purified heart and soul. In his Journal George Fox wrote that God did not even create the devil: "I had come into the power of God, the seed Christ, which was before the devil was, and bruises his head; and he became a devil by going out of truth; and so became a murderer and a destroyer. So I showed them, that God did not make him a devil; for God is a God of truth, and made all things good, and blessed them; but God did not bless the devil. And the devil is bad and was a liar and a murderer from the beginning, and spoke from himself, and not from God."]