Did the Devil Make Me Do It?: And Other Questions about Satan, Demons and Evil Spirits by Mike McKinleyThe Devil made me do it? We have heard this expression before and maybe possibily used this ourselves, however is it possible that Satan can make us do anything. Well if he can, his power is greater than the creator and how can the creation be greater than the creator. It cannot. There is a healthy view of who Satan is and what he can do. And yes, he is a creature that has the bible has indicated, is out to destory and wreak havoc on Gods creation. That means you and me no matter what you believe. The study is short and gets to the point of how Satan can destory our faith and ultimately our lives. It all starts with a lie...Did God really say? Did God really say, its my body I can do what I want, Did God really say, if you love somebody, you should be able to marry them, even though I designed marriage to be between one man and one woman. Yes, the bible is filled with those that did not take the design to heart but suffered the consequences. Satan greatest arsonal is a little truth (God loves me so I can live as I want and desire) with lie. I do not write this under the impression that I believe all truth and I live my life accordingly, because of my sin, I too believe in the lies and struggle. However, the more I fight against this struggle, glory is given to God. Not because of any good thing I have done, but what He has done and his great mercy.
Book is very helpful in seeing in a healthy light the power of deception and how Satan can use that to undermine our faith and steal Gods glory.
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History of Satan
This article is part of the The Crossway Podcast series. If you like what you hear, consider leaving us a rating and review on iTunes, Spotify, etc. Positive ratings help us spread the word about the show! Matt Tully When it comes to thinking about spiritual warfare and evil powers in our world, it strikes me that in our culture today and even among Christians, the dominant realms where we actually think about those kinds of things are relegated to Halloween and horror movies. There are a lot of horror movies of late that are focused on the occult—not on aliens necessarily, but on more realistic sorts of evil forces in our world. Why do you think it is that so much of our thinking and conversations about those things are relegated to those two cultural spheres? Iain Duguid I think Satan essentially has two distinct strategies he uses in different places at different times.
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Your potential is off the charts. Which is why a certain lying, scheming wretch of a bad guy is jealous of you. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. Satan will do all he can to thwart you along your way back to our Father in Heaven, which includes whispering or in some cases, shouting every lie under the sun. Here are seven lies you might encounter and the truths you can use to fight them.
History of Satan — Where did he come from? The history of Satan is described in the Bible in Isaiah and Ezekiel These two biblical passages also reference the king of Babylon, the King of Tyre, and the spiritual power behind the kings. What caused Satan to be cast from Heaven? He fell because of pride that originated from his desire to be God instead of a servant of God. He desired to be God and rule the universe.
Love Worth Finding's purpose is to bring people to Christ and mature them in the faith. This happens primarily through efforts in publishing and broadcasting biblical truth. Every person has two great longings. The first is to be loved and the second is to love. But when pressures and heartaches come into our lives, many give up any hope of ever finding love.