No , Man have equal ability to do good or bad , Thus he is accountable for what he do . if you are to impose blame on the devil for every bad thing , Then anyone could take this as an excuse , and that would lead to chaos .
Interesting question. I think man can do evil without the devil's help, although I dare say that it makes the devil happy when it happens. Greed is usually the motivation, either for power or money or both.
The sin nature is that part of human beings that impels us to commit sin. The Bible teaches that we have a sin nature. Not only do we commit sin, but it is our nature to do so. This teaching is in contrast to that of many religious movements that deny original sin or total depravity. The sin nature is mentioned in Romans 7:25; 8:3; and 2 Peter 2:18. It is called the "earthly nature" in Colossians 3:5. Only Christ can overcome the sin nature within us. When a person trusts in Christ for salvation, he or she receives a new nature. The "natural man" becomes spiritual (see 1 Corinthians 2:14). Believers "have put on the new self who is being renewed to a true knowledge according to the image of the One who created him" (Colossians 3:10). Read more: http://www.compellingtruth.org/sin-nature.html#ixzz2WzOVdntn
NO. Good and evil are attributes of mortal beings. Man acts good, just as he commits evil. There is no aerial phantom as the devil, in the employ of a non-existent god, whose only task is to collect thousands of billions of humans, who would be used as infinite kindling woods, for the savage torture chamber called hell, created by a malevolent god. All these are barbarous productions, imagined and invented by the sacred falsehoods of the past.
The religious "devil" was simply an invention by religious mythologists, in an attempt to hide the failures of their god. To show a ray of light, and to insist that life was not meaningless, a devil was a compulsion. Because only by imputing them on the devil, the religious designers could keep their god out of contempt of mankind and could preserve the "all good", "all just", and "all merciful" attributes of their god.
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The devil tempts people for sure, but if they are in the habit of doing certain evil things, then they'll do it anyway without the devil cheering them on. Jeremiah 17:9 says "The heart is deceitful and wicked above all things. Who can know it?"