This publication is the response to one of the review questions for a live radio interview on my article: ‘What the Church Refuses to Teach About Christianity;’ the particular question was…
In your article, you mentioned that there are 7 sources of problems and out of the 7, one could be attributed to demons. Can you elaborate on that?
Excellent! This will throw more light on the spiritual vs non-spiritual causes issue.
Obviously all problems have sources/causes, and no matter the problem, it can be from any of the seven sources/causes of problems; individually or a combination…
- Your inefficiency or lack of experience
- Your negligence
- Other people’s inefficiency or inexperience
- Other people’s negligence
- The uncertain future
- Fearful expectations
- Schemers or evil beings (or demons)
Since you particularly singled out the last one, let me dwell a little more on it…
In 1 John 5:19, John, speaking under divine inspiration declared, “We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.” That wicked one is popularly called the devil; he also, is spirit and works in the spiritual realms, as well as in the physical realms through what we will call wicked or evil people (we’ll call them so just for the period they operate; because they can be saved into saints). Apostle Peter admonished in 1 Peter 5:8, “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.” Apostle Paul warned thus, “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Ephesians 6:12. The devil and his people would deliberately put problems or impediments in your way just to frustrate your efforts, and your being; even to the point of destruction. But the good news is that, Christ has won the victory for us, so in all these we are more than conquerors! (Romans 8:37) | For full elaboration on all the 7 sources of problems or difficulties, you may click here.
This publication was the response to one of the review questions for a live radio interview on my article: ‘What the Church Refuses to Teach About Christianity;’ for the other review questions and responses you may click here.