We are surrounded by false truths (that’s a fancy way of saying lies!) every day, and we must be on guard against them. But how can we tell truth from something counterfeit?
“Can Satan read our thoughts?” It’s a question you’ve been asking on the blog
lately and a question many Christians have asked in the past. I can
understand why the answer seems important. Admittedly, it is
frightening to consider the possibility that anyone, especially an evil
being bent on our destruction can have access to our inner thoughts.
But it’s a tough question and tough questions rarely come with easy answers.
Imagine you are heading into battle. What should you do to prepare? Would you just sit back and wait for the fight to come to you? Not if you’re a good soldier. An experienced soldier would know to study their enemy’s tactics, to prepare their weapons, to communicate with their superior officer…
Are you a good soldier?
Does Satan really exist?
Is the Holy Spirit a living force?
Is spiritual warfare real?
These are among the questions recently asked by researchers at the
Barna Group. They surveyed over 1,800 American adults who described
themselves as Christians. I wouldn’t call the results of that study
surprising. But I do find them alarming.