- For most people, spiritual warfare is either completely ignored, or blamed for everything. The truth is in the middle.
- After God gave humanity authority to rule the Earth, Adam and Eve transferred that authority by following the serpent’s lead. Then on the cross, Jesus reinstated that authority for all believers in his name.
- Christianity is primarily an offensive move against the Enemy, not a defensive one.
In your community, is it more common for people to never think about spiritual warfare, or to blame spiritual warfare for everything? Why do you think that is?
Was there anything in this section that surprised you? If so, what, and why? If not, what additional biblical insight could you bring?
What does it mean to you that Christianity is primarily an offensive move as opposed to a defensive move?
2 Corinthians 4:4 says, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” Most commentators agree that the phrase “the god of this age” doesn’t refer to Yahweh, but to the devil. So what does it mean that scripture calls him the god of this age? Is that mainly helpful and clarifying, or discouraging? Read all of chapter 4 for context.