SATAN

We believe that Satan is a real supernatural personality, a fallen angel of great power, cunning, and wickedness, the enemy of God and of all good, seeking the destruction of Christ and the eternal ruin of every soul (Mk. 1:13; Jn. 13:2; Mt. 13:19,39), but is limited in the scope of his power by God (Job 1:12, 2:1-6; Lk. 22:31ff; 1 Cor. 10:13).

We believe that Satan introduced sin into this world, when he by his subtlety brought about the transgression and fall of our first parents (Gen. 3:1-15).  Since then he and the host of fallen angels under his control dominate the present world system deceiving mankind, obstructing the course of the Gospel and blinding the minds of the unbelieving (Eph. 6:11-12; Eph. 2:2; 2 Cor. 4:4; 1 Jn. 5:19).

We believe that Christ by His death on the cross defeated and judged Satan and stripped him of his power over death (Col. 2:15; Jn. 12:31, 16:11; Heb. 2:14; 1 Cor. 15:54-56), and secured victory for the believer over all the wiles of the devil (1 Jn. 4:4; Eph. 6:11-13; 1 Jn. 5:4-5; 1 Cor. 15:57; James 4:7).

We believe that Satan is doomed first to be cast from his present abode, then at Christ’s Second Coming to be bound a thousand years, and finally to be cast into the lake of fire where he and his angels shall be tormented forever and ever (Mt. 25:41; Rev. 20:10).
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