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“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 1:81 In the word of God we see with repetition the overbearing deity who has a great impact with particular nation Israel, and chooses to make them His chosen bunch. God definitely exists with the assumption from scripture. One can see even in the first verse of the Bible, “In beginning, God created the heavens and earth.” This gives a clear depiction of the existence of a God in the Bible or a dominant source. Not only do we see a God in the bible that resembles goodness, light, life, and love. On the opposite side of spectrum we see an opposing force which wants nothing to do with God and he is referred to Satan. Satan is positioned by Jesus in John 10:101 as a “thief” who “comes only to steal and kill and destroy”, also the ultimate liar. Once Jesus came to earth to pay for the transgressions and sins of man, giving His divine life, the atonement was set for all Jew and Gentile would have access to salvation. (Matt 1:21)1 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves. We know through the goodness of God in the Old Testament was with the nation of Israel when he delivered them from the mighty hand of Pharaoh. Although there was a process of 10 trials which God commanded in order for his children would be set free. Moses led Gods children to the Promise Land. In the New Testament the Father gives His precious Son to die for all mankind. After listing a couple of examples of Gods greatness and love for our world, He is a pure and holy God. A question arises is if it is possible for a demonic spirit to enter one of Jesus’ children? Satan hates the Christian church with his entire might and spirit. He is described in Peter; “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.” God being holy and sinless, it is impossible for a demonic spirit to dwell in an anointed Spirit filled believer. Sin cannot abide in the presence of God because He is Holy. In order to understand a characteristic of God instead of His existence, love for humanity, we would have to track back to the foundation of the world, creation. We see that in the first chapter of the bible as I mentioned earlier, in Genesis, the complete creation of the world took place. Going from creating the day and night, to making mammals to reptiles to insects to the seasons, God said everything he created was good. In Gen 1:31 He says, he “saw everything He had made, and behold, it was very good”. This also means that He created everything and everyone. There had to have also been a different world in heaven than the God created world, earth. The first person created was Adam and out of his rib, Gods’ divine power, also created his wife Eve. Eve is recorded of the first woman to roam the earth. There is angelic world God created in heaven. There must have been a rebellion from good angels who turned against the holy Trinity and became evil. “In Satan’s primal rebellion it seems that he drew with him a great multitude of lesser celestial beings (cf. Matt 25:41; Rev. 12:4). These fallen angels are divided into two different classes: (1) those that are set free, and (2) that are bound.”2 God casted the rebelling angels, a third of angelic population, on out of God’s holy presence in heaven. The fallen angels that Unger mentions are free and abroad are simply roaming in the airs and are ruled by Satan. Satan is better known as Beelzebub, prince of the demons (Matt. 12:24), the tempter (Luke 4:2), etc. Some areas and characteristics, Satan and his demons, manifest themselves with are, “they have power over human body to cause dumbness (Matt 9:32-33), blindness (Matt. 12:22), insanity (Luke 8:26-36), suicidal mania (Mark 9:22), personal injuries (Mark 9:18), and various physical defects and deformities (Luke 13:11-17)....
Cited: Unger, Merrill F. Biblical Demonlogy. Wheaton, Illinois: Van Kampen Press, Inc.
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Grudem, Wayne A. CHRISTIAN BELIEFS. “20 basics every Christians should know”. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Wayne A Grudem. 2005
Sproul, Robert C. The Holiness of God. Tyndale: copyright 1985, 1998
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