We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable to big business, the press, the world of sports or modern education. We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum. A.W. Tozer
Therefore let God-inspired Scripture decide between us; and on whichever side be found doctrines in harmony with the word of God, in favor of that side will be cast the vote of truth. --Basil of Caesarea
Once you learn to discern, there's no going back. You will begin to spot the lie everywhere it appears.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has strengthened me, because He considered me faithful, putting me into service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Devil Is Real

What I cannot understand is a man who does believe in God but who does not believe in the devil.  What I cannot understand is a man who gets up in his church and says, “I believe in the Holy Ghost” and then regards the devil as a joke!  “I believe in the Holy Spirit,” but he does not believe in evil spirits.  Such a man is utterly inconsistent.  He says he believes in a spiritual realm, but he only believes in one half of it; he does not believe in the other half.  What is involved here is our whole attitude towards the spiritual realm that is above us and outside us.

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, “The Christian Warfare: An Exposition of Ephesians 6:10-13,” pg. 49


Anonymous said...

I've heard church folks say, "Satan wins his battles, but we know that ultimately the Lord wins the war!" This was especially said during the time when the Board decided the head pastor needed to be removed from his pastorship.

How do we fit Satan winning some of the time with the idea that the Lord is absolutely sovereign over all things at all times? I've puzzled over this many times.

Glenn E. Chatfield said...

Hi Anonymous,

Satan only SEEMS to win. Look at Job and what Satan was allowed to do to him.

God allows Satan to do things. That is Sovereign, in that He can stop Satan at His leisure.