2009-05-05 - Giving Satan Too Much Credit
The Spiritual Warfare Series, Part 4
With the emphasis on demons, we fall into one of the traps Satan sets, that is, giving him too much power. Instead of focusing on God and our safety, of which I will say more later, there is a tendency to live in a dark and fearful world.
Elliot Miller defines the problem this way:
Included among the problems with (a noted deliverance authors) spiritual warfare teachings are his overstatement of the devils authority, including his assertion that Satan has dominion over the Earth and its creatures; his overstatement of the devils role in the believers life, including his claim that gaining victory over the devil requires learning how to verbally address and bind him. 5
Weve already note with both Job and Paul that Satan has no power, even as prince of this world, but what God allows. God is in control, and additionally God loves us, and He doesnt make mistakes, which should be the source of our comfort, not some magic like power over Satan.
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