Saturday, October 29, 2016

Spiritual Warfare

Here is a new article from Pulpit and Pen on serious error in the War Room's theology and practice (which is the real theology of Pricilla Shirer and her father Tony Evans, as is with Charismatics worldwide), as discussed by Justin Peters and Jim Osman (this is part 2):

If you saw the 2015 “Christian” film War Room you might recall the scene described below by Justin Peters in his review of the movie.  (If you didn’t see the movie, you can safely skip it, as there is more to refute than there is to extol.)
In one of the more emotionally rousing scenes of the film, upon discovering her husband’s philandering ways, Elizabeth retreats to her war room. As she repeatedly cites to herself James 4:7b, “Resist the devil and he will flee from you,” indignation swells within her and she begins to talk to the devil. “No more, you are done! Jesus is Lord of this house and there is no room for you anymore! Go back to Hell where you belong and leave my family alone!” she shouts.”  Justin Peters
As Peters points out in his review, “there are at least two significant problems with this.” He correctly reminds readers that “Satan is not in hell,” though that’s a popular notion believed by many.  Peters reminds us that, according to 1 Peter 5:8, Satan is “prowling about like a roaring lion seeking someone to devour.”
Peters’ second point is much more important for believers to understand …

As Peters and Osman discuss, there are two broad views about spiritual warfare. The first – and Scripturally-correct – one is the truth view. The second, perhaps more prevailing, but no less erroneous, view is that spiritual warfare is about territory.....

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Go here for the full article.

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