Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Opposite Errors

C. S. Lewis says there are two errors in looking at demons. You can deny their existence or you can become overly fascinated by them. Being a believer in Christ does not totally insulate us from these extremes. There are those who may not deny the existence of demons, but minimize their activity virtually out of existence. There are others who so magnify their activities that they see everything as being a result of demons. Now Scripture does say we are to be aware of and stand fast against demonic schemes (Ephesians 6:10-20; 2 Corinthians 10:3-6; 1 Peter 5:8-10). But Scripture also encourages us by saying that Christ has defeated Satan and will be victorious in the end (Colossians 2:15; 1 John 4:4; Romans 16:20) and that we should look to and trust in Him. How this comes together in any particular Christian life is often difficult to map out. But the extremes should be avoided. 

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