How does the devil acquire his insight into what our weaknesses are? Yet each man has his own propensity or inclination to evil. It is this disposition that makes man more prone to one vice than to another; h ence the devil tempts in order to explore this inward disposition of man, so that he may tempt him to that vice to which he is more prone.
Thus one who, for example, is hot-tempered or covetous is said to have a natural inclination to evil. Moreover, the devil can work on the senses of man, influence his imagination with attractive images, leading to sinful choice. The devil is no respecter of persons; he is not reluctant to try his wiles on anyone.
Christ deliberately allowed this activity of the devil as part of his saving message. Secondly, that we might be warned so that no one, however holy, may think himself safe or free from temptation.
Wherefore also he wished to be tempted after his baptism. Thirdly, in order to give us an example: to teach us, to wit, how to overcome the temptations of the devil. Fourthly, in order to fill us with confidence in his mercy. Hence it is written [Heb. The demons did not know for sure that Christ was the Son of God, but from the human weaknesses they perceived, such as hunger, they wished to tempt him.
But temptation which comes from the flesh cannot be without sin, because such a temptation is caused by pleasure or concupiscence. At first he tempted him to that which men desire, however spiritual they may be-namely, the support of the corporeal nature by food. Secondly, he advanced to that matter in which spiritual men are sometimes found wanting, inasmuch as they do certain things for show, which pertains to vainglory.
Thirdly, he led the temptation to that which no spiritual men, but only carnal men, have a part-namely, to desire worldly riches and fame to the extent of holding God in contempt.
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Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Faust , an old alchemist sells his soul for his youth but gets it back after he sacrifices himself. The Student of Prague. The Devil and Daniel Webster. Jabez Stone, a poor farmer sells his soul for seven years of luck and prosperity but gets it back with the help of Daniel Webster.
Heaven Can Wait. When kind playboy Henry Van Cleve dies and goes to Hell, he is not so sure whether he is evil enough to stay. Angel on My Shoulder. He teams up with local small time gangster Eddie Kagle to get revenge on Smiley Williams while getting him to pose as Judge Frederick Parker, who is his double. A successful district attorney sells his soul to catch a mob boss and to run for governor but he gets it back with the help of his wife and local priest. The Story of Mankind.
He goes by the name of Mr. Scratch and opposes the Spirit of Man at a trial to determine the fate of mankind and the planet Earth in front of the High Judge when the potential of nuclear war with the H-Bomb becomes a threat to Heaven, but is stopped. Up In Smoke.
Sach Jones sells his soul to the Devil in order win a horserace but gets it back when his horse loses. Applegate" bargains with a middle-aged baseball fan to give him youth and prowess in baseball in exchange for his soul, but he gets it back in the end. The Devil's Messenger. Although not actually referred to by name, Chaney's character is Satan in this anthology film edited together from three episodes of the TV series 13 Demon Street with new wraparound scenes, set in Hell to link the chosen episodes, in which Satan sends out his chosen servant Satanya Karen Kadler on missions.
The Greatest Story Ever Told. Satan tries to tempt Jesus into worshiping him but fails. Rosemary's Baby.
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