My Favorite Quotes

My Favorite Quotes

"Instead of criticizing people who are fall short of our expectations, however, we ought to put on our boots, overalls, all helmets, and get busy on the work site." Joel R. Beeke

Friday, July 26, 2013

Did the devil make me do it?: And other questions about Satan, demons and evil spirits By: Mike McKinley

Did the devil make me do it?: And other questions about Satan, demons and evil spirits
By: Mike McKinley

This book is one of few titles in the series “Questions Christians Ask” by the Good Book Company.

As a Christian, there is nothing that frustrates me more than when critics, cults, and skeptics ask us “to give the reason for the hope that we have” and we cannot “do this with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15). This book is an excellent tool to help Christians to have a better understanding of who the devil is.

“A 2009 poll of American Christians revealed that 60% of them didn’t believe that the devil was real” (pg. 6). Think about this for a moment. More than half of your church members don’t believe the devil is real. Do those whom you spend time with in your community groups have the same view?

As long as Christians don’t believe the devil is real, they will not have a fighting spirit in their Christian lives. I’m afraid many churches are giving up their battles due to a lack of understanding of who the devil really is and what the Bible teaches about him.

I highly encourage Christians to have a good Biblical study on who the devil is, because when we have a good understanding of that, we will not blame the devil for every sin committed under the sun. I will leave readers to find out more from this book. Here are the chapters from this book:

1: Origins: Where did Satan come from?
Why does Satan have so many names?

2: Activity: What is Satan like and what does he do?

3: Control: What is demon possession?
Are demons just a way of explaining mental illness?
What is spiritual warfare?

4: End: How did Jesus defeat Satan?
Was Christ’s death a ransom payment to Satan?

5: Walk: How should we live in a world where Satan still prowls?
What should I do if I encounter something that looks like demonic activity?
Is C.S. Lewis an accurate guide to the devil?

Please buy a few of these books and give them to your community group and church members and place one in your church library.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Good Book Company book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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