If I Were the Devil …

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;[33] 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.

Christians Know Your Enemies

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?

2 CORINTHIANS 4:3-4: In What Way Has Satan Blinded the Minds of the Unbelievers?

These verses suggest that Satan, also referred to as "the god of this world,” has a role in keeping people from understanding and accepting the gospel message. He is said to have blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they may not see the light of the gospel and be saved. This blindness is not a physical blindness but a spiritual one. It refers to the inability of the unbelievers to understand and accept the truth of the gospel message. Satan has deceived them into thinking that the message of Jesus is not true or that there are other ways of salvation. The verse also implies that Satan is actively working to oppose the spread of the gospel and to keep people from being saved. However, it's important to note that Satan's power is limited, and he is ultimately subject to the sovereignty of God, who can overcome Satan's schemes and bring people to salvation through the power of the gospel.

Can Satan the Devil Control Humans?

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 →

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