The utility of Great Satans

A while back we were discussing the wisdom of attacking Satan, and after three posts I thought I had dealt with the issue. Not quite. Consider this the fourth in that series. One of the points I made in the first post was that a defining characteristic of false teachers is that they disrespect Satan ...

Why not attack Satan?

In a couple of recent posts, I have suggested that the devil deserves more respect than is apparent in the language of some church leaders, and explained why the armor of God is designed for defense, not offence. In what I imagine will be the third and final installment on this topic, let’s look at ...

What do we make of the sword?

Of my three arguments for not blaspheming the devil, the one about the armor of God being for defense rather than offense seemed the most offensive to quite a few commentators. The objection was that the armor includes a sword, which is an offensive weapon. Before we get to the sword, let’s look at the ...

Let’s show Satan a little respect

I don’t know what happened at Gauntlet in Florida last week, but Brad Cooper’s Twitter seems fuller than usual of retweets from his tweet peeps who are eager to stomp the Devil as if he were the designated villain in a WWF production. If you follow any NS tweets or blogs, you’re familiar with the ...