Myth #1: "In eternity past, God and Satan engaged in a great battle. Today, the cosmic struggle still rages between them."
This particular myth contradicts one of the most well-established, fundamental truths about God that is revealed in Scripture—that He is all-powerful, or omnipotent.t
Jesus told us that all things are possible with God (see Matt. 19:26). Jeremiah affirmed that there is nothing too difficult for Him (see Jer. 32:17). No person or force can stop Him from fulfilling His plans (see 2 Chron. 20:6; Job 41:10; 42:2). Through Jeremiah God asks, "For who is like Me....And who then...can stand against Me?" (Jer. 50:44). The answer is no one, not even Satan.
If God is truly all-powerful as the above-mentioned scriptures affirm, then to say that God and Satan were or are in a battle is to imply that He is not all-powerful. If God lost even a single round, was slightly overcome by Satan even to a small degree or had to struggle against him for even a short time, then He is not all-powerful as He declares Himself to be.
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Modern Myths About Spiritual Warfare, Part 1
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