According to the Scriptures there is a continual struggle between the old and new nature within every converted man. Perfectionism teaches that it is possible for a Christian in this life to attain to a state of sinless perfection. This article reaffirms the inescapability of the struggle between the two natures, and describes the character of the struggle.
Mortification is the act of killing sin. How do Christians do that? This article looks at Romans 8 to answer this question.
The Lord told the Israelites who were ready to take possession of Canaan that he would gradually conquer the nations occupying the land. In a similar manner, God also brings about this kind of gradual conquest in the life of someone battling sin and evil and coming to salvation.
This article offers seven truths to arm God's people for the spiritual warfare against sin.
Being unconscious of the extent of the war Christians are engaged in is a big threat facing the church today. Christians are daily engaged in spiritual warfare. This theme of warfare runs throughout the Bible, the Psalter, the Three Forms of Unity, and our doctrinal terminology. It cannot be ignored.
Being unconscious of the extent of the war Christians are engaged in is a big threat facing the church today. Christians are daily engaged in spiritual warfare.
This is the sixth article in a series on various doctrinal issues facing the church today. This article discusses spiritual warfare, also Strategic-level Spiritual Warfare and prayer warfare, evaluating the concept of speaking in tongues as the means to wage this warfare. The author also shows that idea of territorial spirits is not supported in Scripture, and this idea (promoted in many Charismatic churches) should not be encouraged.
This article explains that Christians cannot deny the reality of the antithesis.
The book of Daniel presents a constant battle that faces every Christian: the battle between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of this world. The many idols of this world exert an influence on believers. Christians must ask themselves: how are we going to live through this battle? The answer lies in Christ.
Christians are at war, and this war is of the most serious nature. Spiritual warfare is not with flesh and blood but against spiritual forces. Chapter 1 indicates where Christians find their strength in this battle. The author uses Ephesians 6:10-20 to indicate that all strength is to be found in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Matthew 12:29 shows that Christ has come to destroy Satan. The result of this victory is that Satan cannot rule the Christian heart. Through the Holy Spirit, believers are able to conquer Satan. As a result of the cross, the gospel can be preached and people can be drawn from the kingdom of darkness into God's kingdom.