Is the devil real?

Something which all of us need to heed and be prepared for. Amen.

The Isaiah 53:5 Project

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Is the Devil Real?

By:  Barry Cooper
© ExploreGod.com

The devil is just a myth made up by the Church, right? The Bible disagrees.

“There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.”C. S. Lewis1

If you want to show that you’re culturally unsophisticated—or just plain weird—a good way to start is to say you believe in the devil.

Most people in the West don’t believe that Satan is a real living being. “He” is just a useful way of symbolizing evil in general.2 Even among professing Christians, only a minority believes that the devil is real.3

Perhaps, given…

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