The Origin of Evil
A Sermon on Ephesians 6:10-13
The Whole Armor of God
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. (ESV)
The devil is a reality; the danger of treating the devil as a joke; false understandings about evil; evil is not just the absence of good; the person and personality of the devil; the pre-cosmic Fall; some comments on the theory that Genesis describes re-Creation; not Creation; mankind under the power of Satan as a result of sin.