Thursday, 12 July 2018

The Error of Exaggerating Satan's Power

How sad it is that people either don't believe the Devil exists or that they're obsessed with him. Both ideas are fatally wrong. They're fatal because both lead to discounting the truth and leading people away from God's saving grace.

Charismatic Believers often become fixated on demons and supposed attacks on them by Satan. To us who know our Bibles, these claims are ludicrous. I even heard one guest on TV claim that a demon had taken over his computer printer. Because it suddenly began printing strange characters, this man assumed that the Devil had commandeered it so it couldn't print out his message.

So, how much power does Satan have? The book of Job is a good place to investigate this question. In the first chapter, Satan came in with the angels and God asked him to consider his servant, Job. The Devil claimed that Job would reject the Lord if he lost his possessions and God's protection.

We see that God only allowed the Devil to afflict Job but not to kill him. Job 1:12 (KJV) reads, "And the LORD said unto Satan, 'Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand.' So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD."

When Job clung to his trust in the Lord, Satan again challenged God. Job 2:6 (KJV) shows that the Lord restricted his actions against Job. "And the LORD said unto Satan, 'Behold, he is in thine hand; but save his life.'"

We see in these verses that Satan is, as Hank Hanegraaff aptly put it, a lion on a leash. He can only do what God allows him to do. Imagining such nonsense as printers printing out satanic messages is unbiblical and ridiculous.

I'll be writing much more about just how much or little power Satan actually has in my next book called You Think You're Going to Heaven? Because Many Christians don't bother to study the scriptures, they're led astray by fast-talking preachers who are satanic infiltrators of Christ's body of believers.

My next post will be about a song I heard as a child and how its nursery rhyme lyrics impressed me.

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