Demons are Real

Demons are fallen angelic beings. (Rev 12:9, 1Co 6:3, 2Pe 2:4, Jude 1:6)

Demons know God, but have willfully forfeited eternal life. (Mt 8:28,29, Mk 1:34, Jas 2:19)

Demons are forces of evil. (Eph 6:12)

Demons work to establish and empower false religions. (Lev 17:7, Dt 32:17, Ps 106:36,37, 1Co 10:20,21, Rev 9:20)

Demons work to establish and empower apostate Christianity. (1Ti 4:1, Rev 18:1-4)

In addition to external influences, demons can reside as internal, spirit parasites within humans agents. (Mt 4:24, Mt 8:16, Mt 10:7,8, Mt 12:43-45, Mk 3:14,15, Mk 6:12,13, Lk 8:1,2, Lk 9:37-45)

Satan is the Leader of the Demons

Satan is the leader of the demons. (Jn 12:31, Jn 14:30, Jn 16:7-11, Eph 2:2, Rev 12:7-9)

Satan is the Originator of Sin

Satan is the originator of sin. (Eze 28:11-15)

Satan Wages an Evil War against God

Satan started the war against God in Heaven. (Isa 14:13,14, Rev 12:7,8)  War in Heaven

Satan and his demons were banished to the earth. (Isa 14:12,15, Eze 28:16,17, Rev 12:9)

Satan began to conquer and rule the earth by making its inhabitants captive to sin. (Ge 3:1-5, Isa 14:16,17, Ac 10:38, Ac 26:14-18, Ro 6:16, 2Ti 2:25,26, 1Jn 3:8, 1Jn 5:19)

When Jesus the Son of God came to set humanity free, Satan murdered Him. (Lk 22:3-6, Jn 13:2,27, Mt 26:47-50, Lk 22:47,48, Jn 8:44)

Satan continues his goal to be worshipped as God. (Rev 13:3,4,8)

Satan continues to battle to destroy God's faithful people. (Ge 3:15, Lk 22:31, Rev 12:12-17, Rev 13:7, Rev 17:1-6)

Satan's Titles and Character

The accuser (Job 1:6-11, Job 2:1-5, Zec 3:1,2)

The adversary (1Pe 5:8)

The covering cherub (original title before he fell) (Eze 28:16)

The deceiver (Rev 12:9)

The devil (slanderer) (Rev 12:9)

The destroyer (Jn 10:10)

The enemy (Mt 13:39)

The father of lies (Jn 8:44)

The lawless one (2Th 2:3,4,9)

Lucifer (shining one - original name before he fell) (Isa 14:12)

The murderer (Jn 8:44, Jn 10:10)

The prince of this world (Jn 14:30)

The profane one (Eze 28:16)

The proud one (Eze 28:17 compare 1Ti 3:6)

Satan (adversary) (Rev 12:9)

The serpent (Ge 3:14, Rev 12:9)

The tempter (Mt 4:1, 1Co 7:5, 1Th 3:5)

The thief (Jn 10:10)

The violent one (Eze 28:16)

Satan's Children

Those who routinely disobey and resist God are children of the devil. (1Ch 17:9, Jn 8:42-47, Ac 13:6-10, Eph 2:2, 1Jn 3:7-10)

Satan's children are enemies of God. (Ps 11:5, Isa 63:8-10, Mt 13:24-30, Jas 4:4)

Satan's children promote apostate Christianity. (1Ti 4:1,2)

Satan's children will become more and more evil. (2Ti 3:13)

Satan's Major Deceptions

The theory of evolution is a major deception. (See Creation topic.)

The doctrine that the Ten Commandments are obsolete is a major deception. (See Law (1 of 2) topic.)

The attempted change of the Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday is a major deception. (See Sabbath (1 of 2) topic.)

The doctrine that the dead continue to live prior to Christ's return is a major deception. (See State of the Dead topic.)

Works-based salvation is a major deception. (See Faith topic.)

Eternal hell-fire torment is a major deception. (See Hell topic.)

Speaking in tongues as the true sign of Holy Spirit is a major deception. (See Tongues topic.)

Satan's Future

Satan will field his final battle. (Rev 20:7-9)  Satan's Last Rebellion

Satan will be destroyed. (Ge 3:15, Isa 14:18-20, Eze 28:18,19, Mt 25:41, Ro 16:20, Heb 2:14)

Demonic Disguises

Demons masquerade as holy beings. (Ac 16:17,18, 2Co 11:13-15)

Demons use supernatural powers to exhibit wonderful signs and miracles. (Ex 7:10-12,19-22, Mt 24:24, 2Th 2:9, Rev 13:13,14, Rev 16:13,14, Rev 19:20)

Recognizing Demonic Forces

Demonic forces are recognized by their doctrines. (Isa 8:20, Rev 22:18,19)

Demonic forces are recognized by their fruit. (Lk 6:43-45, Gal 5:22-24)

Demonic forces are recognized by their disregard for God's law. (Jn 14:15,21,23, 2Th 2:8-12, Rev 12:17)

Demonic forces are revealed by the Holy Spirit. (1Co 12:10)

Defeating Demonic Forces

Jesus came to set Satan's captives free. (Isa 42:6,7, Isa 61:1, Lk 4:18, Jn 8:36)

Jesus defeated Satan at the cross. (Lk 10:18, Jn 12:30-33, Col 2:14,15)

The Holy Spirit is more powerful than Satan. (Mt 12:28, 1Jn 4:4)  Great Controversy

We are to resist demonic forces. (Jas 4:7)

We are to overcome evil with good. (Ro 12:21)

We are to wear the full armor of God: (Eph 6:11-13)

1. Use truth to fight evil. (Eph 6:14, Jn 14:6, Jn 17:17)

2. Use righteousness to fight evil. (Eph 6:14, Jer 23:6, 2Co 5:20,21)

3. Use the gospel of peace to fight evil. (Eph 6:15, Mt 5:38,39, Rev 14:6)

4. Use the shield of faith to fight evil. (Eph 6:16, Ro 1:17)

5. Use the helmet of salvation to fight evil. (Eph 6:17, Ac 4:12)

6. Use the Bible to fight evil. (Eph 6:17, Mt 4:1-11)

7. Use prayer to fight evil. (Eph 6:18, Mt 17:18-21, Jas 5:16)