Is it possible to sell your soul to the devil?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
In the fanciful tale of Dr. Faustus, a man makes a deal with the devil: in exchange for his body and soul, the man is to receive supernatural power and pleasures for 24 years. The devil agrees to t...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Data Bruce Lyon Elder: Restoration Fellowship Assembly
One doesn't sell their soul to Satan by any means. If we are not in the lord Jesus we are in bondage to sin and Satan's influence rules over all we do.

In one sense we are slaves to sin under the one who caused sin to enter into this world when he caused Adam and Eve to rebel against God's command not to eat the fruit of the tree of good and evil. 

Thank God He has provided a way where anyone who come to believe in the one whom He sent to deliver us from our sin nature can reckon themselves as dead to sin and alive in the lord Jesus. He willingly allowed himself to be crucified according to his God and his Father's plan; and by his shed blood we have our sins forgiven and have been reconciled to his God and our God, his Father and our Father.

Praise God for His wonderful gift. We are bought and paid for by the blood of Jesus, as a result we should live our lives in thanksgiving and love toward God and our neighbor as he has given us instruction to do.

What an awesome price our lord and savior paid for our deliverance from sin. Halal Yah - Praise Yahovah.

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Data Danny Hickman Supporter Believer in The Gospel Of Jesus Christ
You can't sell what you don't own. It's as simple as that. Furthermore, you can't sell what God owns. The axiom that says 'You can't take it with you,' is about not owning that which you THOUGHT you owned. Most of us know we don't own our soul. So how could you sell it? 

In Psalm 16:20 David writes 'For You will not abandon MY soul to Sheol'... 
David doesn't own that soul he refers to as MY soul. If he did then he wouldn't be telling God what he trusts God to do with his soul. He's actually admitting that he realizes that HIS soul is owned by God. God will decide what to do with it after he ceases to live in his body.

In Luke 12 Jesus tells the parable of a man we refer to as a rich fool. The man had become wealthy from working the land. He'd done so well that production had outgrown storage capacity. He came up with a plan to tear down his storage units and build bigger ones. All the while he was thinking out loud about his plans, he was telling HIS soul what he was planning. His assumptions offended God. God tells him he won't have time to do any of this because, "Fool, this night YOUR soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?" Luke 1220. The answer is, they will go back to the true owner, the One who required his soul of him. 

That's real plain. His storage units aren't his; his agricultural equipment and products aren't his; and even though God called his soul 'Your soul,' HIS soul couldn't really be his if someone else could "require" it of him. 

No. You can't sell your soul to Satan or anyone else. You can promise it to someone who doesn't know any better than to think you can deliver, but you can't deliver. I can't prove it, but I think Satan knows enough about all of this and can't be tricked into attempting to make such a trade...

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