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Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus?

I would first draw attention to the Parable of the Sower in Matthew, where Jesus equates the bird that snatches the seed (the gospel) to the evil one, which is Satan. When anyone hears the word of ...
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Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus?

Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus? The short answer is yes. It is all too clear that the ...
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Where does the Bible say along the lines of, "The weakest saint is stronger than the strongest demon?"

This seems to be a chapter title from The Recognitions of Clement Book IV: Chapter XXXIII.—The Weakest Christian More Powerful Than the Strongest Demon. ”Is it, then, that we are of another and a ...
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What is the Protestant view with what happens to a Christian who resists the Devil but he doesn’t flee?

It likely means that submission to God is being misunderstood or mistakenly undertaken. The immediate context in James is one of friendship with the world equated to enmity with God which brings ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that Christians cannot be possessed by demons?

This subject is dealt with succintly and pointedly by a commentator, Greg Boyd. I cannot vouch for his work in general, but this piece caught my attention on this particular topic : I along with most ...
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Where does the Bible say along the lines of, "The weakest saint is stronger than the strongest demon?"

"Resist the devil, and he will flee from you." -- James 4:7 Not close at all in the wording you're looking for, but the principle it conveys lines up. Personally, I've always found this to be one of ...
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Why is "Battle Hymn of the Republic" considered to be a patriotic hymn in the United States?

If you look into the history of the hymn, you'll see that it was published around the time of the Civil War (to the tune of a song about the abolitionist insurrectionist John Brown). The (militant) ...
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How does praying the rosary becomes a spiritual sword that can slay the dragon?

To appreciate and grasp the wisdom behind the words of Fr. Calloway about the Holy Rosary as a “spiritual sword” we must bear in mind that were talking about spiritual warfare,as St.Paul said in ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms?

Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms? We all know that Jesus performed exorcisms. But Is It Scriptural? We are told in Scripture: “But after it became evening, people brought him [Jesus Christ]...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms?

Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms? Yes, Jehovah's Witnesses do believe that exorcisms have been performed. There are several examples in the Bible of Jesus casting out demons from ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief in generational curses?

I’m not prepared to defend the beliefs detailed in that link, nor do I think that the biblical statements of God in Exodus 20:4-6 apply to the idea you ask about. God depicts idol worshippers, and ...
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Literature linking the efficacy of casting out demons with the person's level of anointing

I will answer your question by referring you to two books, but with this proviso (not to argue, just so as you know where I stand.) A person is either anointed with God's Holy Spirit, or they are not. ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief that Christians cannot be possessed by demons?

The biblical basis is very simple. Being truly possessed by a demon (not merely bothered or oppressed ) means that you are no longer in control of your soul because it is possessed by another being. ...
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Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus?

Allow me to share with you a brief extract from a (lengthy) sermon by Charles Spurgeon, The Devil's Last Throw, referred to in my question above. ... when a person had almost believed in Christ, but ...
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Is there any biblical basis for believing that Satan will do his uttermost to prevent a sinner from coming to saving faith in Christ Jesus?

There are many statements and points in the Bible that warn those with faith in God to beware of this invisible entity, known by various epithets such as Satan the devil, the great red dragon, the ...
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Was there any preparation for the first coming of Christ taking place in the spiritual world during OT time?

Most scholars who study apocalypsism would place the timing of the development of the idea of a meshiach delivering Israel and bringing an end to the current world and ushering in a kingdom where God ...
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Can the Pentecostal/Charismatic belief in "territorial spirits" and "Strategic-Level Spiritual Warfare" be traced back to prior sources?

A biblical basis for "territorial spirits" and the practice of "Strategic-Level Spiritual Warfare" can be gleaned from the Book of Daniel. In chapter 10 the prophet receives a ...
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What is the Protestant view with what happens to a Christian who resists the Devil but he doesn’t flee?

What does it mean that a Christian submits to God, resists the devil, but the devil doesn’t leave? Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. - James‬ ‭4:7‬ Of course he ...
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Do Protestants believe in paranormal activity in modern times?

Yes. Satan is a paranormal force for death in the modern world. The answer is a fairly confident, yes. I cannot recount the number of times I have heard pastors note that "The greatest trick the ...
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Which denominations believe that demons can cause physical harm to Christians?

Which denominations believe that demons can cause physical harm to Christians? The Catholic Church does for sure. I would imagine that any other denomination that administers deliverance of the demon ...
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Why is "Battle Hymn of the Republic" considered to be a patriotic hymn in the United States?

“The Battle Hymn of the Republic” is far more popular today than it was during the Civil War—beloved by Northerners and Southerners, conservatives and radicals, whites and blacks. (Source) The song ...
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What is an overview of beliefs on how one can become demon-possessed?

Certainly one invites possession when one initiates contact with demons. This could be through physical objects such as ouija boards, which are thought to have supernatural powers (a form of idolatry ...
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Do cessationists perform exorcisms?

This is actually a very difficult question. The answer is some do and some do not and that by in large the subject is not written about and is more of a pastor to pastor situation. The reason I say it’...
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Has anyone published a testimony about their deliverance from a spirit of divination or similar, as in Acts 16:16-18?

I don't know specifically about divination, but the following resources may be helpful on this topic and do include stories of people who claimed to know things they could not have known via natural ...
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Do any Christian denominations or groups teach about Satan's common tactics to pierce through the spiritual armor of a Christian?

The question here is misdirected and belies ones inexperience with disciplined combat. The point of being given tools is not to study the enemy at a distance. But rather to become as familiar, adept ...
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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe in exorcisms?

It’s not more details that are needed here; merely relevant ones. An awful lot of the quotes, to date, deal with what Jehovah’s Witnesses [JWs] say about demonism in the 1st century A.D., and how ...
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How often do missionaries report encounters with demonic activity while deployed to countries belonging to the 10/40 Window?

How often do missionaries report encounters with demonic activity while deployed to countries belonging to the 10/40 Window? Here follows a map displaying the nations in the 10/40 Window: I rather ...
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What is the biblical basis for the belief in generational curses?

Last year I answered a similar question and have copied and pasted the relevant part as it pertains to your question: Looking for a passage on the effect of good/bad actions on your family through ...
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