The following articles are related to the topic of SATAN

Satan: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid To Ask

Is Satan an actual living, personal being? Atheists and their near kinsmen, infidel theologians, say "No." For instance, G. B. Gray, a representative of the liberal persuasion, wrote: "If we would fix more exactly on the origin of the Satan, there is much to be said for Marti's suggestion that he is the personification of the self-accusing conscience of Israel" ... read more »

1 Timothy 1:20 – Delivered unto Satan

During the course of his apostolic ministry Paul was forced occasionally to deal with false teachers who were damaging the faith of others. Two of these renegades were Hymenaeus and Alexander, who had made shipwreck of the faith of some.Accordingly, Paul informed Timothy that he "delivered unto Satan" these rebels that "they might be taught not to blaspheme." "This charge ... read more »

Who Is Lucifer?

"I have heard the devil referred to as 'Lucifer.' What does this mean and where did this idea come from?" In the King James Version of the Bible, Isaiah 14:12 reads: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" The term "Lucifer" was ... read more »

Matthew 25:41 – “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and Hell

At the time of the Judgment, Christ will announce to the wicked: "Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels" (Mt. 25:41). There are three important truths suggested in this passage. Note them. The punishment of the wicked will involve separation. "Depart . . . ." (cf. Mt. 7:23). Hell ... read more »

Who Controls the Kingdoms of This World?

How is Luke 4:5-6 to be reconciled with Daniel 4:17? Daniel says God gives the kingdoms of men to whomever He chooses. Satan, however, told Jesus, during one temptation, "All this authority I will give you, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I will give it to whomever I wish." There are a several things ... read more »

The Temptations of Christ

After Jesus was immersed by John, he was led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil (Matt. 4:1; Mk. 1:12; Lk. 4:1). The exact location of the temptation scene is unknown. What is significant is that the Lord was alone, fasting, tempted, and tested. Jesus' total submission to the will of God was tried from the very beginning ... read more »

Hell Is a Hot Topic These Days

Some years ago the British philosopher, Bertrand Russell, produced an essay titled, "Why I Am Not A Christian." One of the reasons he cited was the fact that Jesus, the founder of Christianity, believed in hell. When I first read that observation, my inclination was this: "Well, at least Russell understood what Jesus believed about that matter"-which is considerably more ... read more »

Who Is in Control of Death?

"When a Christian loved one dies, folks often say, "God called him home." Yet scripture seems to say that the devil has the "power of death" (Hebrews 2:14). Who does cause death?" Let us first consider several general Bible truths. God is both the author and sustainer of life (Acts 17:25,28; 1 Timothy 6:13). Since Jehovah is all-powerful, he obviously ... read more »

Judas Iscariot: From Apostle to Apostate

There is likely no character in the Bible who lives in such infamy as that of Judas Iscariot. But the treachery of the traitor is not the entire story, though it is most prominently displayed. Unfortunately the dark side has become the exclusive characterization of Calvinists. This article will consider two aspects of Judas: First, it will examine the well-known ... read more »

Spiritual Warfare Is Real, Difficult, and Dangerous

We are in the fight of our lives. But standing at the eighteenth hole on a gorgeous spring morning, one might hardly feel in danger. This conflict, however, is very real. Paul lays emphasis on the reality of this struggle, stressing that it is both difficult and dangerous. Will we never seriously put on the whole armor of God if ... read more »