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Spiritual Warfare
The struggle against forces of evil, including personal forces like demons.
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Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church
Spiritual Warfare
SPIRITUAL WARFAREThroughout its history, the church has believed that malevolent beings conspire against God and humans alike to bring about death and chaos. Christians have actively sought to oppose demonic forces through public prayer and exorcisms.1. Spiritual Warfare in Recent Decades2. The Third
Evil, the Problem Of
EVIL, THE PROBLEM OFEvil is an undeniable reality in the world today. The Christian affirmation of an all-powerful, good and perfect God and the presence of evil in our world is a problem philosophers and theologians have wrestled with for centuries.1. The Nature of the Problem2. Different Solutions
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Spiritual Warfare
Spiritual Warfare. In biblical terms, spiritual warfare es sentially encompasses Satan’s rebellion against God and manifestations of that rebellion in the created order. At the heart of this warfare, however, is the fact that God is sovereign over his creation, and he has already decided that Satan’s
Key passages
Lk 10:17–20

And the seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” So he said to them, “I saw Satan falling like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you the authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing …

2 Co 10:3–4

For although we are living in the flesh, we do not wage war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not merely human, but powerful to God for the tearing down of fortresses, tearing down arguments

Eph 6:12

because our struggle is not against blood and flesh, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.

1 Pe 5:8

Be sober; be on the alert. Your adversary the devil walks around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.

Re 12:13–17

And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. And the two wings of a great eagle were given to the woman, in order that she could fly into the wilderness, to her place where she is fed there for a time, and times, …