The story of two demoniacs at Gadara reveals how demons exercise their powers, and shows the difference between demon influence and demon possession.
The Jews turned a Babylonian myth of Lilith into a fabrication about a woman before Eve. Some translations suggest Israel sacrificed to a demon named Azazel.
Jesus performed numerous exorcisms of demons, like His casting out of the evil spirits from the men near Gadara. Once freed, these men changed significantly.
Mike Ford, describing a picture of a fox hiding in the middle of a group of bloodhounds, with the caption, "When in trouble, try to blend in," compares this picture to the results of a Barna poll stating that 59% of 'Christians' do not believe in Satan. Hollywood and the 'progressive' media have done a good job of …
Saul's visit to the medium or which at En Dor is an anomaly from which several common misconceptions have arisen. Yet Scripture cannot be broken.
Daniel's efficacy in prayer resulted in his view of God's omnipotence and absolute sovereignty. God has a timetable in world history.
We must put on the full armor of God to stand against the demonic principalities, an army of 1/3 of the angels, bent on the destruction of God's elect.
There really is a conspiracy to bring this world under one government. However, its real, 'behind the scenes' leaders are Satan and his demons.
Our Christian warfare cannot merely consist in maintaining a defensive holding pattern, but instead we must go on the conquering offensive, using the sword.
The spirit in man is initially good, but capable of being influenced by the spirit of this world, and surcharged with Satan's negative attitudes.
Our calling resembles walking headlong into dangerous, deadly storm currents. Satan and his demons are fighting against God and those who belong to Him.
Angels were endowed with the capacity to think, reason, and form attitudes. Their function was and is to be God's messengers and ministers to His creation.
One can hardly turn around without seeing something about angels in entertainment or the media. Here is their true purpose and function within God's plan.
Peter's statement that Jesus 'preached to the spirits in prison' has baffled many a Bible student. The traditional interpretation is woefully off-base.
We are open to invisible communication from the spirit world—communication designed to conform us to the course of this world. Recognizing it is vital.
The drive toward one world government is a transparent reality having several biblical prototypes, all inspired by demonic opposition to God's rule.
How will God deal with the demons? Here are four common assumptions made regarding Satan's and the demons' fate, along with a cohesive explanation.
Helel became lifted up in pride because of the abundance of his trading, leading him to be excessively competitive, driving him to resentment against God.
Jesus Christ was frequently asked to cast demons out of people. The exorcism He performed in the synagogue in Capernaum reveals both authority and mercy.
The origins of our adversary, Satan the Devil, and his host of fallen angels or demons. God has promised us protection if we yield to and obey Him.
The Christian life is a constant battle against our own human natures, this evil world, and spiritual foes who do not want to see us inherit the Kingdom.
The numerous scriptural references to angelic beings indicate that the spiritual entities have tangible substance. God is not a universal nothingness.
God protected Enoch from death so he could teach Noah, providing the godly instruction that Methuselah and Lamech (Noah's grandfather and father) failed to give.
The Bible does not teach that hell is a place of eternal torment. Instead, God will eradicate all sin and wickedness, not punish the wicked forever.
Throughout the course of Biblical history, whenever sin appears, confusion, division and separation are the automatic consequences.
We need to guard our minds to that demonic spirits do not wrest our spiritual sword away from us, quoting scriptures to support doctrines of demons.
Christians must continue to fight against self-centered and deception long after their calling to deepen and strengthen their relationships with God.
We become vulnerable to Satan when we allow pride to consume us, cozy up to false doctrine, toy with the paranormal, or let down in prayer and Bible study
There are varieties of spirit, motivating people to 'go with the flow' and conform to a sheep-like mob psychology. Satan's spirit encourages sinfulness.
We cannot assume that angels are immortal and share the same kind of spirit God Almighty has; we cannot assume they are indestructible.
Ezekiel 28 reveals that Satan's fate will be ashes in the Lake of Fire; it would be inconsistent with God's character for Him to inflict pain eternally.
The Beast is a reality, and it is coming to pass in the scope of globalism. Satan has a vast reservoir of people he can work through; we used to be a part of it.