In 1965, Paul Harvey wrote about America’s downfall. Some 55 years later, almost everything he had to say has come true in our day. Satan the devil is very involved through man in the affairs of fallen humanity. (Gen. 6:5; 8:21; Jer 17:9) Note the apostle Peter's warning: 1 Peter 5:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. What lies below is an insightful warning account that should be taken very seriously today.
"Satan is irrelevant and has been since the resurrection. If I'm tempted, God is tempting me for a reason. ... Didn't Satan first need permission from God to tempt Job? Does he not need the same permission to tempt me? So if I am being tempted I can reasonably draw the conclusion that God allowed that temptation for a reason." Is This True? ...
2 Corinthians 2:11 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 11 so that no advantage would be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes. How much influence does Satan have? How does Satan try to influence others? What do you need to learn about your enemy?
How much influence does Satan have? How does Satan try to influence you? What do you need to learn about your enemy?
Before we begin unraveling the topic at hand, it might be best if we borrow the story from Dr. Robert Stein’s book, A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible (pp. 11-13): Tuesday night arrived. Dan and Charlene had invited several of their neighbors to a Bible study, and now they were wondering if anyone would come.... Continue Reading →
Of course, we cannot be dogmatic about this, but we can infer from the Scriptures and draw a conclusion based on reason and logic that neither Satan nor his demon rebels can read our thoughts. Take a moment and consider the descriptive names ascribed to Satan. He is called [Heb. sa·tan′; Gr. sa·ta·nas′] translated Satan... Continue Reading →
Satan and his demons have the world of mankind in their control to the point that Jesus could say, “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one [i.e., Satan].” (1 John 5:19) The apostle Paul writes, 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled... Continue Reading →
When God first create the angels, they were all good, including the one we refer to now as Satan the Devil, as well as the demons. One angel, AKA Satan the Devil, thought too much of himself and started craving the worship God received. Likely, he reasoned, God already has an untold number of angels... Continue Reading →
This Blog Article is by Louis Matthews Sweet but it has been updated, corrected and Expanded upon by Edward D. Andrews. The word daimon or daimonion seems originally to have had two closely related meanings; a deity, and a spirit, superhuman but not supernatural. In the former sense the term occurs in the Septuagint translation of Deut.... Continue Reading →
This Blog Article is by Louis Matthews Sweet but it has been updated, corrected and Expanded upon by Edward D. Andrews. Definition. A created but superhuman, personal, evil, world-power, represented in Scripture as the adversary both of God and men. Scriptural Facts concerning Satan. Names of Satan: The most important of these are the Hebrew... Continue Reading →