He tempted Adam and Eve; he tempted Cain, He tempted Jesus Christ among others. As a believer, I take heart in I Corinthians 10:13 which tells me “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so you can endure it” (NIV). Satan is called the evil one.
If we choose to believe God and His word then we know that there will be many who are lost. This contradicts the lie of Universalism. Who will people believe, God or Satan? Another popular lie that Satan likes to tell is the lie of faith only salvation. According to faith only salvation all one must do is believe and say the "Sinner's Prayer" to be forgiven of sins and to be saved.
Nowhere in scripture does it speak of non-believers being able to resist possession but as for Christians, we do have the power within us to not be “taken over” by the evil one. Perretti gives the impression that evil spirits can take over anybody that they wish at any time, but as discussed in this paper that idea is not biblical. The Bible tells us that Christians are strong enough to withstand this, it does not speak to those who are without Christ in their hearts, so this may not hold as an absolute truth for them as well. If you do not belong to Christ, you belong to the world, and Satan is the ruler of the world. In my personal opinion, you belong to Satan and all of Satan’s wills and wishes if you are not following Christ.
In actuality, the antichrist’s who were developed from the schism tried with diligence to follow God’s word by the bible, but because of some miss interpretation were led astray. Humans may have been led to become an antichrist due to original sin, or maybe due to the devils trickery in an attempt to take God’s glory. Regardless, that does not mean all antichrists are one antichrist. This is a fact which Christians need to remember. An antichrist might be an individual who completely follows God all the time, but does not accept Jesus as Christ because they have been misled.
Sin can be defined in many ways, but it creates a separation from God. There is a war that occurs inside people. That war is between one’s flesh and the Holy Spirit. Satan was the originator of sin because pride caused him to sin against God. Adam and Eve were the doors that allowed sin to enter the world.
In a twisted sense, Satan is necessary in our lives to tempt us. Without his temptation, there would be no choice but to follow the glory of God. No living person can live a perfect life like Christ did. This means that man had a definite destination for them, and it wasn’t Heaven. Heaven is perfect and cannot be tainted by people who are born sinners.
How can a loving God send anyone to hell? If Christ indeed sends some to hell how can we say He is loving? These are all great question and ones that are hard to answer but there is an answer. God does everything He does, for a reason (Romans 8:28), and God does want all to come to Him (John 1:12; Romans 3:10). I have always believed that it is necessary to know and understand Jesus, repent of you sins and call on Him for salvation (Romans 10:13).
The devil cannot touch the believer (1 John 5:18). What Bible said about Spiritual Warfare? The first one is that spiritual warfare is the realities of life that encountered by All people and to know and realizing it is part of our winning start. Spiritual warfare is a war To the evil spirits (with various types of office) that occur in nature / spirit world (not visible. Our physical eyes cannot see their presence but we know they exist from the real results of Their actions.
It’s a very one sided argument because he lists all of the bad things and none of the good things in the world. It was also written to see his beliefs in religion or non-beliefs because he is an atheist. He is using all of the evil things to support his atheism. We should think about the fact that no good things were brought up such as love, friendship, and family. God has to allow evil in the world because if he didn’t, we would never know the difference between good and evil.
Philippians 1:29 says “For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake” NKJV. John 1:12-13 says “But as many received Him, to them He gave the right to become his children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” NKJV. God has given us the choice to believe in him. Some people believe a person can lose your salvation. They can use Biblical references to help them prove the point that they are supporting.