Satan is a personal, spiritual being who rebelled against God and leads a spiritual kingdom composed of demonic powers who oppose God’s purposes through various “schemes” that are designed to keep men and women out of God’s kingdom and to render Christians immature and ineffective in reaching the world with the gospel of Christ.


This article summarizes the main teachings regarding Satan and demons in the Old and New Testaments. While the data in the Old Testament is limited, attention is given to Satan’s commitment to accusing and tempting God’s people which lays a basic foundation for the New Testament teachings on Satan and his strategies. The article then turns its attention to the rebellion of Satan and his demonic forces, as well as the defeat of Satan. It closes with a discussion of his schemes to oppose fruitful evangelism and the spiritual growth of Christians.



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