More than Conquerors
I have had recent discussions concerning spiritual warfare and how it affects the Christian walk. I have previously covered this issue in previous sermons; however, I see the need to address the topic again with more specifics. I recently viewed a tape series from a preacher who claimed to be a former witch. While I won't dispute his previous involvement in the occult, I must contend with his doctrine. I have received several emails related to this topic over the last few years and I have read many web-based ministries that play on fears and build up their beliefs from many sources external to the
Bible while doing very little to encourage believers and exhort Christians to follow the principles of God. These teachers introduce rules and practices that the Bible does not support and often that completely contradict the Bible.
One error that stands out in this type of doctrine is that they believe that a Christian can be cursed regardless of their relationship with Jesus Christ. Christians are taught to fear Satan and demons rather than fearing and trusting God. Music, holidays and entertainment is called an anathema to God and demons are said to be secretly planted within the Christian's home to rob them of peace and place them under bondage to the Devil. It is true that you can find fault in music, holidays, entertainment and almost anything else if you are willing to look hard enough; however, bad examples do not stand as evidence against the whole.
We should take care to note that Satan is not given the power to curse anyone. If you examine the scriptures, you will find that the devil, demons and any other created being is never given the power to curse anyone. Each time you see a curse mentioned in scripture, it is God blessing or God cursing nations and people for their obedience or disobedience to Him. Only God has the power to bless and only God has the power to curse. Our lives rest completely in the hands o ...
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