The devil has been a subject of interest for millennia. He has been pictured as a ghost, boogeyman and spook—or as a “devilishly” handsome man in a red suit with horns and a pitchfork. He has also been portrayed as the nebulous “epitome of all evil”—or the cause of everything bad that people do. Most are familiar with the expression “the devil made me do it.” Some think the Beast of Revelation is the devil, even though the Bible states it is Satan who gives the Beast his power.
My mother required her three children to read numerous books when growing up. I spent many summers reading her assigned book a week. On occasion, perhaps two or three times, I picked up the Bible and attempted to read it. But I never got far, because it made no sense to me. I simply could not understand the Bible.