Existence of Satan

<<reality of the devil>>

The originator of all that is evil is Satan who comes to steal, kill and destroy (Jn 10:10). Those who don’t acknowledge him and understand that his characteristics are the complete opposite to God’s righteous ways are already deceived and condemned to a lost eternity unless they repent and walk in His ways (Jn 1:12, 3:18; 2 Thes 2:9). However,

  Acknowledge Satan’s existence,                        yet do not respect him

as Christians we are not unaware of his schemes; he works in those who are disobedient to God's ways with there being ample proof of his evil destructive activity in the world today and is on the prowl like a lion ready to devour those who are not alert (2 Cor 2:11, 11:14,15; Eph 2:2; 1 Pet 5:8). We are not to accommodate but resist his varied attacks by living in close obedient relationship to Christ who came to destroy the works of the devil (Jas 4:7,8; 1 Jn 3:8).

The Bible instructs, “Put on the full armour of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is…against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms” (Eph 6:11,12).

See also: armour (spiritual), Satan, spirit realm.

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