With Friends Like You, Who Needs Enemies?

"What miserable comforters you are!" We'll get back to the above quote in a minute. The Old Testament character, Job, (rhymes with robe) was the subject of what one author describes as a 'cosmic wager' between God and Satan. Job, whom God himself had described as "blameless, a man of integrity", was offered to Satan … Continue reading With Friends Like You, Who Needs Enemies?

Satan’s Relentless Pursuit to Take Us Out

I had been in full-time, vocational ministry for just over 30 years when, for the first time in my life, I gained new insight into the depth of the evil Satan possesses. After my son, Jordan, took his life I was crippled in every way, en route to being hospitalized for suicidal thoughts myself. As … Continue reading Satan’s Relentless Pursuit to Take Us Out

For Those Who Laugh at the Thought of a Real Devil

The Bible is clear: Satan exists, He is introduced to us in Genesis 3. And, Jesus refers to him repeatedly in the gospels. Yet, many people - including believers - forget about his relentless pursuit to make us lose our faith or, better yet, prevent us from coming to faith in Christ altogether. In Matthew … Continue reading For Those Who Laugh at the Thought of a Real Devil

The Exorcists – A Word about Demonic Possession

I remember the first time I saw young Linda Blair’s head spin around in the 1973 monster-hit (pun intended), The Exorcist. It scared the you-know-what out of me. I’ve professed my faith in Christ since then. And that, according to the Bible, changes everything. Powerfully. The Daily Beast recently published a story on the Vatican's … Continue reading The Exorcists – A Word about Demonic Possession

Would You Recognize the Devil if You Saw Him?

Some time back, I was reading part of a work by 16th century theologian, Ignatius of Loyola. The quote below gave me pause and prompted the question: Would you recognize the devil is you saw him?  I believe many Christians do not. “The enemy…makes a tour of inspection of our virtues…Where he finds us *weakest … Continue reading Would You Recognize the Devil if You Saw Him?