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Podcast: Is Satan Just a Copout?
Is Satan just a copout for what humans should take responsibility for?
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What Are the “Keys to the Kingdom”?
And I tell you that you are Peter [petros = rock], and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on…
The Earth is a Spiritual Battlefield
The early Church Fathers uniformly believed that angels, like humans, were created free and given a sphere of influence and responsibility over creation. As with humans, angels could use this influence for good, as God intended, or they could choose to use it for evil. They understood that this is simply what it means for…
The Cosmic Scope of Spiritual Warfare
Yesterday’s post briefly introduced the reality that we live in the midst of spiritual warfare. This is the reality of being a part of creation where Satan prowls like a roaring lion (1 Pet 5:8-9). The Scriptures make it clear that all of creation is in need of redemption. While most Christians assume that the…
Why Did Jesus Curse the Fig Tree?
One of the strangest episodes recorded in the Gospels is Jesus cursing a fig tree because he was hungry and it didn’t have any figs (Mk 11:12-14; Mt 21:18-19). It’s the only destructive miracle found in the New Testament. What’s particularly puzzling is that Mark tells us the reason the fig tree had no figs…
The Demonic Affects Us All!
Many contemporary Western Christians think we only engage in spiritual warfare when we encounter somebody who is exhibiting bizarre, demonically-inspired behavior, such as the demonized people Jesus confronted in the Gospels. Since most Western Christians rarely hear about, let alone personally encounter, such people, the concept of spiritual warfare plays little to no role in…
Podcast: If Heaven is So Great, Why Did Satan Fall?
Greg discusses the nature of free will and love at the angelic level, heavy metal music, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and Satan’s dumb choices. http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0106.mp3