He is misunderestimating. The devil reads hearts and minds like an open book, and frequently writes in it and makes corrections.
From what I understand it is true that demons can not read hearts and minds. But, the demons can closely monitor us and get to know us very closely so as to almost be able to read our minds kind of the way we can read the mind of someone very close to us only they are much more observant. They can throw thoughts into your mind which is one way they tempt us. So when combining the ability to throw thoughts into our mind and then watch our reaction, they get to know us very well.
posted on 01/23/2006 6:53:41 AM PST
Devil can not only read hearts and minds, but write in them, too. This is reflected in the usage "and he put... in his heart". Reading most minds, however, is an incredibly boring proposition. So is writing in them, too - if one is to look at protocols of the witches' processes, then what was the devil putting in them?- mostly the things like drying the milk in the neighbor's cow, sophomoric pranks about making some girl's ex-boyfriend impotent, settling minor scores about regular quarrels in their small villages and other things of similar sophistication. From the devil one would expect more. Imagine having to write [on purpose] at the level of 5-year old. It is boring.
posted on 01/23/2006 7:41:19 AM PST
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