“How can Satan cast out Satan?” (Mark 3:23).
Some rabbis contend that “the slanderer” or “the satan” (as he is often referred to in Old Testament scripture) is just the personification of evil, or the evil thoughts of our own hearts. Some allege that he is a fallen angel, and that seems likely. Others say he’s simply mythical, like Zeus – just a cartoon character with horns and a pitchfork people like to dress up as and laugh about at this time of year.
But Jesus said Satan was a real entity, and had real power in the human realm. Consequently, it would be logical suicide to acknowledge the existence of Jesus and not the existence of Satan. Continue reading “This trick is no treat”
We must not be fooled by deceptive messages… Continue reading Artificial isn't real
Satan will never leave us alone as long as we are committed to Christ. He will use whatever means at his disposal to pull as away from the Lord. He is the father of lies (John 8:44) and the master seducer (Genesis 3:1-8; Ephesians 6:11).
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places” (Ephesians 6:12, NKJV).
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
In Proverbs, Solomon portrays Satan as a smooth talker. Understanding his battle plan will help us repel his attacks (James 4:7). By listening to God, we can construct a healthy environment where we can dwell with him and be safe from most of the dangers of this world (1 John 1:10). Continue reading “The great seducer”
Inside this structure we call “the church building”, I can go to many different windows to see the world outside. Each gives me a different perspective on things. Continue reading The Windows We Choose
There are reasons to feel paranoid about who might be looking into our private files. According to a Wall Street Journal story on February 18, 2010, a major operation has been uncovered. Continue reading Hacking Into My Life
The headline on the Internet news site was hard to pass up (you can see I didn’t!): “Woman Wins $2.4 Million In Her First Trip To Vegas”. The story is apparently true. Jessica Agbunag, a 24-year-old baby sitter from Honolulu, had a wildly successful time playing the slot machines at the California Hotel and Casino. Continue reading Behind The Headlines
Satan offers nothing wrapped in a big bow. Continue reading Satan's empire of dirt