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Roots of the Faith - Satan and Demons - 9/20/23

Resources for this Study

Biblical Doctrine: A Systematic Summary of Bible Truth – John MacArthur & Richard Mayhue


Satan and Demons


Satan is a fallen angel.

  • The chief fallen angel (Leader of the demons

  • He rules the sinful world (this world)

  • The unconverted/Lost are his until they are converted/saved

  • He is intelligent and powerful but is limited by God’s rule over him. Job 1 & 2

  • ONLY GOD IS ALL KNOWING, ALL POWERFUL, and EVER PRESENT.

Satan tempts people to sin.

Demons are fallen angels that followed Satan at the time of his rebellion.

Demonic possession

  • All are born slaves to sin, but in rare cases I believe UNCONVERTED/LOST people can be possessed by demons.

  • There is lost and then there is an evil that is much different.

  • As believers we are filled with the Holy Spirit, so therefore we cannot be possessed by the demonic.

How to live as believers today:


Focus on what we have in Christ not in the Devil.

OUR GOAL IS NOT TO ATTACK AND DEFEAT HIM. Rather, we resist and withstand the attacks of Satan.

  • I have no control over what he is doing.

  • I DO HAVE CONTROL OVER WHAT I DO WHEN TEMPTATION COMES

  • In the Garden…twisting what God has said.

  • He did not ask Eve to deny God but twisted what God said.

  • James 4:7

THE KEY TO SPIRITUAL WARFARE IS SPIRITUAL GROWTH.

Additional Reading

Satan’s Ten Strategies Against You – John Piper – Desiring God

Are We Too Concerned with Demons? – R.C. Sproul – Ligonier Ministries

Spiritual Warfare – Founders Ministries

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