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.
According to Ephesians 6:11-14, Christians are engaged in spiritual warfare. This article reminds Christians of the reality of this warfare by showing that we are faced by a real enemy, the devil, who is powerful, cunning and wicked. However, by the truth of God's word believers are able to stand against the devil.
The prominence given to preaching in our congregations is a testimony to our conviction that the proclamation of the Word of God is primary in the church. This article is about listening to the preaching, the preacher as the herald of God (2 Corinthians 5:20), and sermon listening and spiritual warfare.