Why do most churches teach that satan has more power than scripture says he has?
So many churches attribute a great amount of power to satan, Yet the scriptures say he has very limited power, why is This?
Because they are not students of Scripture and, more than likely, don't believe the BIble.
Very few people really know the doctrine of their church and as dianetrotter says they do not know Scripture. This is why it is so important for Christians to know their Scripture.
I do not know any attribute of satan. I reckon and I am told to watch out for him. One time I wanted to blame something on him. I walked into a hornets nest of whacko hell and brimstone Westboro types, but I saw insanity not satan.
I will just bet that some day he comes a slithering and slimy my way. No power lest I have depravity in my heart. I just figure, "bring it on, bad boy", if I fail, bummer. But I do not think the big guy will let me fail, so again I say "bring it on bad boy".
This dude has power like a junk yard dog or a school yard bully -- whatever we give him, and I ain't about to give him nothin.
Some preacher man going to tell me that satan has a hold on me, --- well let me knock the dirt from my sandals and cruise on, to the next wonderful meadow where I can cleanse my soul.
Enhancement of Life versus The Power of Death (or at least the threat of it).
The latter gives power to numerous organisations, religious, insurance, medical, political, military. Take away Fear of Death and the religion loses it's life. IMHO
I love the way you say this. Just awesome! Thanks for the perspective.
Because fear is an amazing weapons and can be used to bend people to whatever will a person deems appropriate, God or otherwise. So is Satan not scaring anybody? Make him more powerful until he does.
celafoe- I have to agree with duffsmom and dianetrotter on this. We as christians don't realize the power and authority we have through Jesus Christ to rebuke anything and everything satan does to us. We need to use the authority and power through Christ and in doing so this world would be a better place. As dianetrotter said so well "they are not student of scripture, and more likely, don't believe in the bible." And I very much agree with her on this point.. Each of us should pick up the word of God, for ourselves and learn through study about the power and authority we have through Christ.
Great question celafore, keep em coming. God bless.
It's not the " churches" as much as hired employees pleasing their bosses to keep membership coming back. Any anointed child of God will promote the kingdom of God , " preaching good news of the kingdom" with signs nd miracles following.That would be only time to mention the name satan/ devil/ demons as they're cast out and their work being destroyed. Sadly, unbelievers in the TRUTH, by their choice are accepting tradition of man- made " christianism," believing Satan's lies since his first lie in the Garden.
Yes, the Word says that Satan's power is lesser than any redeemed , authorized to use THE NAME-follower/ disciple of Yehoshua , even withou " membership ".
Because they need to place the quilt of their sins on someone
"The devil made me do it"
by charlie 3 years ago
Scripture says wives are to submit to their own husbands. Why do most churches not teach this?Scripture says that Christ is head of the church and that the husband is head of the wife in like manner. Why do the majority of churches and those professing Christianity not...
by Kylyssa Shay 3 years ago
If Jesus had to be crucified to fulfill His mission on earth, why is Judas considered His betrayer?According to Matthew 27:5, "So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself." So obviously he was not motivated by greed, hated what he'd been forced...
by aka-dj 10 years ago
Atheists have been called "fools" on these forums. We (and they) all know why. But, conversely they see believers as fools. Again, we all know why? I have to admit, I AM a fool for Christ. (thought I'd get that right out front), So, which one is the greatest fool?A) AtheistB) Believer ?...
by SportsBetter 7 years ago
Why do we ask government for help?The point of The Constitution was to restrain the power of government. Today we want to give more power to the government. Really the more power we give them, the worse things get for the people. I am curious, why are people still looking towards...
by charlie 3 years ago
Why do most who profess to be Christian give to satan more power and authority than scripture does? 1 John 3:8 it is said, "To this end was the Son of God manifested, that he might destroy the works of the Devil." **Jesus defeated him. He only has power to tempt, he cannot...
by Eric Dierker 3 years ago
Is a person who preaches and insists that his way is right any different than a preacher in a churchThere are those who demand that they have Holy Spirit divine guidance. Yet they "hate" churches. The elephant in the room is that they do the exact same thing. Holding court and demanding...
Copyright © 2020 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|