What Demons Can Do to Saints
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If you're a Christian, you are not nose-to-nose with Satan and his millions of demons. Like it or not, you're in their crosshairs.
Satan wants the entire world to defy God and worship him instead. Yet he knows that Christians are the salt of the earth and the light of the world. Your allegiance to Christ threatens his design against every human being and institution. This means that you--and your fellow believers--can expect to be attacked. Blunted. Distracted. Terrorized. Deceived. "Demonized."
What Demons Can Do to Saints, by respected Bible scholar Merrill F. Unger, was written to wake up a largely sleeping church. We can't hope to win the spiritual war against fallen angels if we don't know it's being fought or are ignorant of the resources every saint has in Christ to guarantee personal protection and victory.
With scholarly wisdom and pastoral urgency, Dr. Unger challenges apathy and misunderstanding with concrete biblical answers—facts, not sensationalism.
greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand” (John 10:27-29). SECURE IN OUR ASSURANCE OF SALVATION The truth of security gives assurance, or personal confidence, in a present salvation. Assurance rests first and foremost upon God's declarations, revealed in His Word. To be saved, one must hear and believe God's Word. Specifically, one must believe the gospel: that God saves sinners on the basis of simple faith in Christ's finished redemptive work (1
source of the power that puts to flight the powers of darkness. For this reason, demonic principalities and powers are included in the list of what shall not be able to separate us from the love of God manifested in our salvation through Christ our—Jesus Lord (Romans 8:38-39). Why? In his position in Christ, the believer is exalted “far above all principality, and power,” as joined to the risen glorified Lord in heaven, who is so exalted (Ephesians 1:21). In Christ, the believer is regenerated
The sin of Aaron's sons, Nadab and Abihu, was very serious because it occasioned physical death (Leviticus 10:1-5). These men were believers because they were redeemed out of Egypt and were priests in Israel. Like Achan's sin and the sin of Ananias and Sapphira, theirs was definitely an affront to God, in either flagrantly rebelling against Him or impudently lying to Him. There is no other conclusion than that the same powers of darkness filled the heart of one as did the other. This is true
the immense effrontery to offer this alluring route to power and glory to the Lord of heaven, dare we presume for one moment that he will not play this nefarious game with our Lord's own here on earth? In fact, in one form or another, Satan and his demon helpers are constantly trying to foist this trick upon believers. Through halo-crowned idolatry the devil seeks to turn Christians away from complete allegiance to God to some form of devotion to another object of worship, some other “god” under
Host Should Encamp, pp. 39-105. 5. Ibid., p. 44. Chapter 6 1. Cf. note on Matthew 10:48, The New Scofield Reference Bible. 2. Kurt Koch and Alfred Lechler, Occult Bondage and Deliverance, p. 69. 3. Ernest Rockstad, Demon Activity and the Christian, p. 10. Chapter 8 1. Plato Cratylus I. 398. 2. Joseph Henry Thayer. A Greek English Lexicon of the New Testament, p. 123. 3. See Nicolas Pileggi, “Occult,” McCalTs. March 1970, pp. 61-65. 4. Cf. F. C. Conybeare, “Christian Demonology,” Jewish