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How To Contend With The Devil:  Lessons From Jude :9

How does one win an argument with the devil?  We have previously seen in face to face interactions that God and Jesus Christ were able to defeat Satan without any great difficulty.  Nevertheless, we ought to be aware of our … Continue reading

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The Devil Has Sinned From The Beginning:  1 John 3 And Satan

As we wind down our study of Satan in the Bible, it is worthwhile to note that the New Testament has a surprising amount to say about the subject of Satan’s origins, and manages to do so in a much … Continue reading

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Resisting The Devil In James 4 and 1 Peter 5

In light of the way that the Bible speaks often about Satan, it is rather telling to consider what the Bible’s advice on dealing with the devil is.  Indeed, the Bible consistently urges believers to resist the devil.  We can … Continue reading

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Destroying The Power Of Death And The Devil in Hebrews 2:14

In talking about the superiority of Jesus Christ to the angels, the author of Hebrews provides a detailed discussion of how it is that through Jesus Christ believers find life and, not surprisingly, that Satan’s power over humanity is through … Continue reading

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Turning Aside After Satan: Apostasy In 1 Timothy 5

It is striking and more than a little bit unusual that Paul refers to widows turning aside after Satan, and although Paul comments about Satan/the devil often in scripture, as we have repeatedly seen, this context is sufficiently novel and … Continue reading

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The Working Of Satan In 2 Thessaslonians 2

The working of Satan is something that we have spent a long time discussing so far in our look at what the Bible has to say about our adversary.  We have just seen how Satan attempts to prevent the truth … Continue reading

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Avoiding The Snare Of The Devil in 1 Timothy 3 And 2 Timothy 2

Avoiding the snare of the devil is an important quality when it comes to selecting leaders among bodies of Christians.  In fact, the need to avoid falling into the snare of the devil is such a key element that it … Continue reading

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The Hindrance Of Satan In 1 Thessalonians 2

As should be very obvious by this point, Paul frequently referred to Satan in various parts of his writings, to a much greater extent than most of us are wont to do.  We find one of the more casual references … Continue reading

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Ephesians 4:27 and 6:11 And The Spiritual War Against The Devil

When we look at the spiritual war against Satan as discussed in Ephesians 4 and 6, there are two passages in particular that stand out as being well worth discussion.  We find the first in Ephesians 4:25-32, which tells us:  … Continue reading

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A Messenger Of Satan To Buffet Me:  Paul’s Thorn Of The Flesh In 2 Corinthians 12

Continuing his theme of boasting and humility from the previous chapter that we examined, Paul discusses a vision that he had been given and then contrasts this glorious moment with a messenger of Satan that he had been given also … Continue reading

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