What's the difference between "devil", "demon" and "satan"? Are these words are basically the same term?
Answer from a Native speaker
Mm, this is a good question! So, "devil" and "demon" can mean the same thing. "Devil" and "satan" can mean the same thing. But, "demon" and "satan" do not always mean the same thing. Biblically, "the devil" or "satan" has followers called "demons" which are also spiritual beings. However, sometimes people refer to these "demons" or followers of "satan" as "devils"! When you say "the devil" this is in reference to "satan". "Demons" can also be a reference to trauma or issues from the past. Ex: The devil's after me, I know it. Ex: I've had demons from my past following me around for years. Ex: That creature in the movie looked like a demon! Ex: Satan won't win in my life. I won't let him.