Top 4 Questions From eBible!
Have you ever stumbled through a passage of scripture, unsure of what you just read? Or had some basic questions about Christianity that you wish you could ask someone without being judged? In the eBible community, we love to have discussions about every aspect of this Christian life – from what it means to be a follower of Christ, to digging into the etymology of the original Greek and Hebrew texts. Here are this week’s top questions, presented with the top answers so far. Keep up with the discussion, and add your own thoughts by clicking here to join the conversation!
1. How much power does Satan possess?Satan was an angel created by God who turned against God’s authority (Isaiah 14:13) and became the head of a kingdom of evil spirits called demons, his “angels” (Matthew 25:41). His power both in the heavenly realm and on earth is great and should not be underestimated. However, while Satan and his forces are formidable enemies, Jesus Christ crushed Satan’s power, fulfilling the prophecy of Genesis 3:15. The cross of Christ won the victory (John 12:31). “The prince of this world now stands condemned” (John 16:11), and Jesus will one day destroy Satan’s power completely and purify creation (2 Peter 3:10). The Bible says that “the whole world is under the control of the evil one” (1 John 5:19), and we must “be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). Yet Christians have a great hope, for Jesus Christ (John 16:33) and our faith in Him (1 John 5:4) have overcome Satan’s evil. “The one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).
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