Satan & Demons

We believe that Satan is a person.  He is a created being who sinned and became the arch enemy of God and His creation.  He is the chief adversary of God’s children.  He seeks to keep man from the Lord and when he cannot succeed in this, he seeks to weaken the testimony of Christians.  He has at his command a great host of fallen angels which are called demons to carry out his purposes.  He is the prince of darkness and the unholy god of this world.  He is the great tempter of man, the enemy of God and His Christ, the accuser of the saints, and the author of all false religions.  He is not omnipotent and can be overcome by the power of God.  His doom is sealed in the Lake of Fire.  Believers cannot be demon-possessed but can be deceived or misled by Satan’s devices and by demons.  He is destined to be defeated by Christ and punished by spending eternity in the lake of fire and brimstone, which was prepared for him and his demons.  (Ezek. 28:12-19; Isa. 14:12-14; Luke 10:18; Jn. 8:44; 13:2; 2 Cor. 4:4; 1 Jn. 4:4; 2 Tim. 2:26; Rev. 12:10; Rev. 20:10).