Category Archives: Biblical History

Who Made You A Judge Over Israel?

For a period of some years, from my childhood until my father died, my father and I had a long argument about the nature and structure of authority.  My father was a firm believer in the legitimacy of top-down one-man … Continue reading

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Turning Them From Darkness:  Satan In Acts 26

We commented earlier in John 8 that Satan discussed a stark contrast between the Seed of Satan and the Seed of Abraham concerning the behavior of people and noted that Paul himself would have been considered among the Seed of … Continue reading

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Lying To The Holy Spirit:  Satan In Acts 5

When we looked at Luke 22 and John 13, we saw that Luke 22 indicated that Satan had a direct interest in the lives of believers.  We see further evidence of this in Acts 5, when two brethren were led … Continue reading

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Satan Has Asked For You:  Satan’s Actions In Luke 22 and John 13

We have previously examined several occasions (such as the book of Job) where Satan’s hostility to mankind made him an unwilling agent of God’s divine providence in the lives of believers.  In few cases has Satan’s desire to do harm … Continue reading

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Chronic Illness As Satanic Binding:  An Exploration Of Luke 13:16

One of the more obvious ways that Satan makes his presence known in our lives is the situation of chronic illnesses.  Like many people, I have plenty of experience in suffering from chronic illness in my own life and in … Continue reading

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Get Behind Me Satan:  An Exploration Of Matthew 16:23 and Mark 8:33

“Get behind Me, Satan” is a memorable enough phrase from the Gospels that it actually became the title of a popular album by the alternative band The White Stripes around a decade ago or so.  Yet while this phrase is … Continue reading

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I Saw Satan Fall Like Lighting From Heaven:  Satan In Luke 10

One of the more intriguing references to Satan takes place in a short passage in Luke 10 that deals with the return of 70 disciples to Jesus Christ after having conducted a census of faith in Judea and Galilee.  Luke … Continue reading

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Check Yoself Before You Wreck Yoself

How does one tell the difference between illegitimate and illegitimate criticism?  This is a question that many people probably do not think to be all that important to have consistency about but which is a subject that I find myself … Continue reading

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The Temptation Of Christ In Mark 1:12-13, Luke 4:1-13, and Matthew 4:1-11

One of the most notable confrontations between God and Satan that we see recorded in scripture is the temptation of Christ in the wilderness immediately after his baptism.  All three of the synoptic gospels refer to this incident and as … Continue reading

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Accuser Of The Flawed Faithful:  Satan In Zechariah 3

Although it has been mentioned a few times already, it is helpful to remember that Satan is not a personal name but refers to Satan’s role as an accuser, particularly of the faithful.  And though it is a relatively obscure … Continue reading

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