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SATAN IN THE NEW TESTAMENT And forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors And do not bring us to the time of trial but rescue us from the evil one Matthew 61213 The evil one is Satan from whom the faithful should beg frequently for deliverance according to Matthew Satan is the ruler of this world according to John 1231 1430 and 1611 According to Pauls followers Satan rules not only the Earth but the entire cosmos and even infects Heaven itself Put on the whole armor of God so that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil For our struggle is not against enemies of blood and flesh but against the rulers against the authorities against the cosmic powers of this present darkness against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places Ephesians 61112 In the Bible Satan is directly mentioned more than 200 times Satan enters the realm of human activity in Genesis 3 In Job 1 he is an oppressor of good people In Matthew 4 Satan tempts Jesus His final incarceration and eternal confinement are described in Revelation 20 The names and various descriptions of Satan reveal his true character as follows 1 He is the enemy of all good and the accuser of God and man Matt 1328 Rev 12 9-12 Ezek 28 11-17 2 The father of lies John 8 44 3 A murderer John 8 44 4 A sower of discord Matt 1339 5 An adversary 1 Peter 5 8-9 6 The first sinner the first rebel and the first to consecrate himself to self gratification and to wage
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