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Does Satan Cause Sickness

A friend of mine made a statement that he believed Satan causes illness, other than mental. Do you agree?

Moderator - At times, yes.

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Steveng>> "it's not horrible teaching..."

No, Steveng... it is a horrible teaching to say that all sickness comes from satan. While there may be cases where sickness may come from satan, there are sickness that is not caused by the devil.

In Phil.2:25 Paul said their brother Epaphroditus was sick -- "sick nigh unto death" (verse27). But is Epaphroditus' sickness caused by satan?

verse30: "Because for the work of Christ he was nigh unto death, not regarding his life..."

It is biblical ignorance to make a sweeping conclusion that sickness is only caused by satan.
---manny on 11/18/08

kathr4453 - *Unfortunately many do teach all sickness is of the devil and you are out of God's will if you are sick or have cancer etc. Horrible teaching!!!

And those that teach that kind of thing have seen the money really flow in.

While God may heal, He is sovereign and can answer prayer any way He wishes including healing by death itself making available a new body.
---Lee1538 on 11/8/08

Greetings in Jesus Name:
Yes,Satan (devils)cause illness sometimes. The Word of God is replete with instances when Jesus spoke devils out of people and their physical or mental health was restored. Indeed, God spoke a tormenting spirit over King Saul when he lost favor with God. Hence, if Jehovah can speak spirits over someone, then cleary devils can oppress or possess someone and manifest their presence by an infirmity.
---Richard_Johnson on 11/7/08

kathr4453: "Unfortuantely many do teach all sickness is of the devil and you are out of God's will if you are sick or have cancer etc.

Horrible teaching!!!"

It's not horrible teaching. Before man fell into sin, the world was perfect without sickness. God took care of all of man and woman's needs. Whatever is not perfect is of Satan. When Satan makes someone sick, God comes to the rescue and cures that person so that He is glorified. What IS unfortunate is that many Christian rely on today's science and medicine instead of the power of God to heal them. Read the entire book of Job.
---Steveng on 11/7/08

Satan is not always the cause of illness.

Actually germs cause illness. If you catch someone's cold, is that Satan? NO!!!!

Jesus never promised perfect health when we get saved. Even the most Godly people get sick...Even Timothy had issues with his stomach.

We are not in our glorified perfect bodies YET, and we live in an imperfect sinful world. The effects of Adam's sin are still with us.

Unfortuantely many do teach all sickness is of the devil and you are out of God's will if you are sick or have cancer etc.

Horrible teaching!!!
---kathr4453 on 11/7/08

To Whosoever has an ear to hear?

John 10:10 states that the thief come only to steal and to kill and to destory. The destructive spirits do this through laying snares of temptation for the lust of the flesh.

Destructive spirits are part of the cause, but are not solely the cause. Illnesses would never have the opportunity to enter into the body without the weakness of the flesh which leading to lust. When lust fall to temptation it is the initiating catalyst that leads to the cause of illnesses.

When lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death (James 1:15).

Without repentance, wherever lust is conceived, illness is guaranteed to grow & fulfill the wages of sin.
---Shawn_M.T. on 11/5/08

Yes. Satin approached God about Job and Job's body was stricken with sickness. Marian reproached Moses and her body was stricken with boils. Mostly sickness is a result of disobedience or a testimony for the Gory of God. It is usally God who allows it since he is in controll. However sometime a persons bad decision could be the result. The man who was blind from birth was blind as a testimony to the Glory of God.
---Marcia on 7/25/07

"If you study, not just read, where Jesus healed someone, he casted a demon out of them,"

Not EVERY time. And in most incidences, the casting out of demons was referring to others separate from the ones He healed of sicknesses. See Matt. 8:8, Matt. 12:15, Matt.14:14, Matt.15:30, Matt.19:2, Mar.5:23,29, Luke 4:40, Luke 5:15, et al. Where in those passages do you find the demons? Under a rock, in the bushes, around the corner?
---Sonshine on 7/24/07

This is what happens when you claim revelation knowledge from a few Scriptures instead of taking the whole like Bruce did. Good job Bruce. I appreciate the time you took searching the Scriptures and expanding the understanding of Christ defeating the works of the devil in His passion.
---Sonshine on 7/24/07

I am not saying that Jesus didn't cast out demons or that it is not a valid aspect of ministry. I am addressing your "every time" statement and setting forth the fact that demons are not responsible for every evil. Not properly discerning the body of the Lord Jesus can bring on weakness, sickness, and even premature death. James talks about us being led away of our own lusts. Can't blame a demon there either, or the devil.
---Sonshine on 7/24/07

He must love it when we give him so much place and attribute so much power to him. Isn't that what he was looking for in the garden? To usurp the authority and power of God? He certainly does get a lot of credit for things.

So, perhaps reading the Scriptures, all of them, has done Bruce more good than your studying just the few that contain the words cast out a demon in them.
---Sonshine on 7/24/07

Who is the "empter"? Satan. Eve and Jesus both are examples of being one being tempted specifically and personally. (Eve was one of only two people in the world at the time and Jesus was not exactly low profile!) but in either case it was external temptation, not "in their mind" but through their eyes and ears.
---Bruce5656 on 7/24/07

I agree with exactly what the moderator said, "At times". Other times I believe that it is by folks' lifestyles and the words they speak.(Proverbs 4:23; Proverbs 18:20-21) If a person keeps saying they're going to get/be sick they will. On the same note, if a person keeps saying they are healed then they are. A person's bad eating habits can cause sickness too.
---Rickey on 11/30/06

You are right Lisa the Devil is not omipresent but he has demons everywhere working on every person at the same time. I still will "rebuke Satan" but I know it is really a demon near me trying to tempt me. In the "Everyday Life Bible" by Joyce Meyer she tells a story about how she got sick while she was pregnant. It was her 4th pregnancy and she didn't understand why she was sick because her during her other ones she didn't get sick.
---Matthew on 11/30/06

II) She got frustrated and begged God to tell her why she has been sick for so many months. Then God directed her to a passage in the Bible about judging others. She then remembered a time when she blamed a sick pregnant woman of using her pregnancy as a crutch to avoid Bible study sessions. She immediately repented and asked for forgiveness and she said immediately after that the sickness left her.
---Matthew on 11/30/06

Satan does not cause every health problem. The curse of sin in the flesh causes health problems. So long as we are in the flesh we will get sick and we will die. Everyone will die. We can do a lot for our bodies and try our best to keep them healthy but when a cancer comes, or any other deadly sickness, it won't matter how much you kept it healthy it will take you just as it has taken everyone that has died of such cases. When your time comes it will come.
---lisa on 11/30/06

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2. People give Satan more credit then he deserves. He cannot be in every place in the world at once. He is not Omnipresence, to be everywhere as God. The curse was brought on by the fall of man and God will do away with sickness and death when He so desires.
---lisa on 11/30/06

yes, satan is the author of sickness and disease. sickness and disease is a spiritual problem-not a physical one.
Salvation includes,not only not going to hell anymore,but salvation also means we don't have to be sick anymore.:by His stripes we are healed" salvation included
everything about our life.Jesus came to give us the abundant life. "Every good and perfect gift is from above" sickness and disease is not a god gift. satan comes to steal,kill and destroy'
---Cheryl_4633 on 11/29/06

"The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy, is that just for unbelievers? Don't think Jesus was just referring to unbelievers when he told us what the devil comes to do to a believers life."

Yes, he is going about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Those he can devour are the ones who give him a place and attribute power to him that he does not have because he is a defeated foe. He can only blind the eyes of those who do not believe.
---Linda6563 on 11/29/06

If letting my requests be known unto God makes for peace that guards my heart and my mind through Christ Jesus, then who guards my heart and mind is greater than the thief. The one who is my life is greater than the murderer and destroyer. However, if I believe the devil is greater than the one in me, then what I believe, even though it is wrong, has an effect in my life.
---Linda6563 on 11/29/06

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Amen Linda! Well said.
---Bruce5656 on 11/29/06

The war we wage is the good fight of faith...and it is a good fight. When we are tempted, we have One within who is greater and has overcome all temptation. We trust Him. Doesn't sound like the devil gets any credit there. The Scripture you quoted regarding the weapons of our warfare not being carnal but mighty through God doesn't have anything to do with fighting the devil.
---Linda6563 on 11/28/06

Those weapons are for the strongholds, vain imaginations, and every lofty thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God in our own minds, those things that hinder our growth and that have everything to do with what we believe of Christ and His work. It is the doctrines and traditions of men that have made the word of God of none effect. It is the revelation of Jesus Christ and His work that cuts off that carnal mind. I still choose to give the devil no place.
---Linda6563 on 11/28/06

Hebrews says that Jesus destroyed (rendered idle and inoperative...look up that word "destroyed" in Strong's) him who had the power of death, that is, the devil. 1 John 3 says that He was manifested to destroy the works of the devil. Both "destroyed" and "was manifested" are past tense and they have present effect in those who believe. If God's very Word tells me that He destroyed, then He destroyed. We enforce that defeat by walking in the Spirit.
---Linda6563 on 11/28/06

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If the devil was inoperative in Christians lives, then how come Paul the Apostle says, "The weapons of our warfare are not carnal." Weapons and warfare represent that we're in a war, right? Or did I misunderstand Paul? The devil comes to steal, kill and destroy, is that just for unbelievers? Don't think Jesus was just referring to unbelievers when he told us what the devil comes to do to a believers life.
---Donna9759 on 11/13/06

Thank you for clarifying that.
---Bruce5656 on 11/8/06

Bruce, let me say that I find that your explanation are very orderly and correct in not only nature but substance. I know we both don't agree on OSAS, and that if fine with me, but I like the work you do when you explain what you want to convey. I also know it takes time to do this work, and you do your work well for the Lord, blessings brother
---lisa on 11/7/06

Feel free to contact me by means of my ChristiaNet PenPal ID. It would be so much better to exchange real documents rather than this butchered format (nb Moderator, I am grateful for what we have here but I am sure it was never intended for long discourses.)
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

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"It is very popular to blame Satan for things that he has absolutely nothing to do with. It is very convenient for the alternative is to take responsibility for our own thoughts and desires."

The devil has been rendered inoperative in the lives of those who will believe that Jesus came to destroy not only the works of the devil but also him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.
---Linda6563 on 11/7/06

The Word says to give the devil no place. Every place includes even the very thoughts that the devil is to blame for our own lusts. If we must give Jesus every place, then it remains that there must be "places" in our own lives that must be given to Him. We are to cast down imaginations and every high thought that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. God will take your enemies, but He will never take your friends.
---Linda6563 on 11/7/06

If you have a particular "vain imagination" that you like, hang on to it but don't blame the devil for it. Jesus shed blood to purchase the mind of Christ for His people. What did Jesus say regarding the enemy's place in His life? He said, "The enemy comes and finds no place in Me." That is the foundation for us giving the devil no place.
---Linda6563 on 11/7/06

Those who can be devoured are those who reckon that the devil is the problem. He will take a place if you give him one. That is giving him way too much power, particularly when the Lord Jesus Christ is Lord over all.
---Linda6563 on 11/7/06

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Donna9759, My dear sister I am not understanding why you have difficulty wtih my statement. It was not until sin entered the body (Through the fall of Adam) that the flesh was corruptable. Prior to the fall the flesh was created perfect, after the fall the flesh was corrupted. This is scriptural. The mind set on the flesh will manifest the deeds of the flesh but, the mind set on the Spirit will manifest fruit.
---Ryan on 11/7/06

Bruce, I said some people not Christians. You porbably didn't read my entire post. The saved should not be open to such influence. Though some Christians who are struggling with their relationship with God do face such imposition, such is not meant to be upon the life of a child of God. Please read my entire previous post.
---Okebaram on 11/7/06

Bruce, you are too cute. I'll make a deal with you, I will do a "paper" on my belief that satan can attack a Christian's mind, and I will show you how that happens, etc., I won't get to it until the weekend as I work full-time. I love you dearly, I know you are a godly man, but your theology on this subject doesn't match Revelation Knowledge. Maybe I'm not expressing myself the way it's in my spirit man, please forgive me for that. I will do a study and share it with you sometime soon.
---Donna9759 on 11/7/06

Well, I am glad it at least entertained you. I took several hours last night to compose and recompose that to try to keep it as concise as possible. It is just scratching the surface of the subject and is by no means comprehensive.

I am not interested in what "I" think. I am interested in what the bible says. You can cite all the scriptures you like that happen to have the word "mind" in them and yet not one address your point that Satan
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

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can have direct access the mind of the Christian.

Neither will you find one.

What you are left with is conjecture and theory based on common wisdom and the usual jargon.

Unfortunately, the jargon we use often does not reflect the reality of what the word says. We become so used to saying something a certain way that we loose sight of this.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

It is very popular to blame Satan for things that he has absolutely nothing to do with. It is very convenient for the alternative is to take responsibility for our own thoughts and desires.

Someone once said, the person you not help is the one who says "God told me." The fact is that God does not "reveal things to us that are contrary to his word.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

Thank you for your kind words.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

Thank you brother Bruce for that great explanation. You did a great job. Love the part of the depravity of man and his obligations now as Christian and the work of the Spirit in the believer. Thank you
---lisa on 11/7/06

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"He has the ability to whisper things in our ears just like the Holy Spirit does."

What does that mean exactly? The Holy Spirit does not wisper in my ear. He communicates with me in my spirit. With my inner man. Call it my mind if you like but it is internal. He lives in, me. In every Christian.

Satan does not wisper in my ear. I have never heard his voice any more than I have heard an audible voice of God. Romans 8:16
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06


"some people sin due to direct Satanic psychological oppression"

How is it that you think that Satan, a creature who is not omniprosent, omnipotent or omniscient is capable of coming against individual Christians all over the world?

See my illustration to Donna below about WW2 and fighting Hitler.

I do not find support for your view in scripture.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

Bruce, I find it hillarious that you took 18 POSTS to TRY to bring your point across. The Holy Spirit took a few truthful scriptures to show me the truth. I admire your "theology" of the word, but the Spirit of the word is revealed to those who have "Spiritual ears to hear." I gave you scriptures to back up my belief, and yet you STILL argue the scriptures with your theology. This is where satan causes division in the Body of Christ. Theology vs Revelation Knowledge.
---Donna9759 on 11/7/06

Ryan, you're going to need to back up your belief with scripture. What scripture are you referring to when you make that statement? If you study, not just read, where Jesus healed someone, he caasted a demon out of them, I understand not everyone, but your statement is incorrect. I still luv ya!!!
---Donna9759 on 11/7/06

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Satan doesn't "get in" our mind, he is an evil sprit, and he has the ability to whisper things in our ears just like the Holy Spirit does. But satan whispers are lies, and when he convinces someone of a lie like "you blew it, now there's no turning back," etc., that's how he deceives people. Thus, he attacks our minds even though they are renewed and we have the mind of Christ.
---Donna9759 on 11/7/06

Here's a good question to ponder: Is every single blood bought child of God who is a believer in Jesus Christ, born of the Spirit of God, walking in the WHOLE truth of God's word at all times? Jesus said, "Thy word is truth." Isn't is true that alot of Christians are walking in the futility of their own beliefs?
---Donna9759 on 11/7/06


Ok, here we go this may be the longest one I have written to date. Please be patient and read it carefully. Thanks

Re your friend. What makes you think that it is the devil convincing her of this? As Linda has pointed out, Satan is not omnipresent (everywhere) omniscient (all knowing) , omnipotent (all powerful). He is one creature who can only be in one place at a time.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

A WW2 soldier is fighting the Germans. After a good day, he might say, We gave Hitler a black eye today! Did they? Hitler was safe in his bunker.

Or if the German troops had made the advance against them, the soldier might say, Hitler sure gave us a hard time today. Did he? Hitler was still safe in his bunker. Is either statement a lie. No, because Hitler, as the head of the German army, is held to be
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

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accountable for his forces and an assault on his forces is an assault on him.

So it is with Satan. He has had millennia to influence and corrupt human affairs. What we have today is the result. A perverse society that calls evil good and good evil (Isa 5:20). The philosophy and morality of the world is ungodly to the extreme. This is what we are faced with every day. Satan is the "god of this world".
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

He is the "prince of the power of the air." But he is not in the Christian or in the mind of a Christian.

Ephesians 2:1-7, speaks of being once "dead in trespasses and sins" and how; "the prince of the power of the air" now worketh in the children of disobedience We once had our conversation (KJV speak for lifestyle)in the lusts of our flesh, and were fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

But God.hath quickened us together with Christ raised us up together. Internal, internal internal

Aside from Satan and his activities, human nature is a predictable thing. We all are convinced that no one else could think what I think, face the temptations I face etc. But consider 1 Corinthians 10:13, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06


Pauls letter to the Romans is full of admonitions to personal responsibility. We are to choose to put down the old man and nurture the new man. We are no longer obliged to do that which comes naturally. Read Romans 1-3. See there Pauls description of the depravity of the sinful nature of man.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

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There is not one word of a tempter or Satan in all three chapters. Only a recounting of the wickedness that is in every one of us. Paul says we were born under the law of sin and death.
Obliged to sin. Enslaved to our (wicked) human nature. Look at the language he uses.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06


Romans 1:21-24 unthankful, vain imaginations, foolish heart darkened, fools, , "Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts," Look at vv 29-31! Read 3:10-18 The black heart of man.
Paul triumphantly declares that we are delivered from the law of sin and death. Rom 7, 8. No longer obliged to sin but set free to follow after righteousness.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

That is not to say that the old nature is no longer exists. It is in subjection and is to be kept that way.

Romans 6:11-14, " reckon ye also yourselves to be dead unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin:
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace."

Space does not allow a complete exposition of Romans here but I encourage you to sit down with the book and read it again as if for the first time.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

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Romans 7:23 warring against the law of my mind. Paul is speaking of his pre-converted state and contrasting it with his converted state. Rom 7:14-8:2. The warring is with in his own "members". This is the lust of the mortal body that he spoke of in ch. 6:11-14. In short he speaks of internal temptation.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

Rom 8:6 again, he is talking about the unregenerate mind vs the regenerate mind. In the context of his discussion on the depravity of man and the law of sin and death and being delivered from that law of sin and death and our responsibility to live accordingly. Not a word in any of that about external temptation.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

Peter 1:13 - gird up the loins of our minds (They would take their long flowing garments and gather them up and secure them to their bodies with a belt when they were engaging in hard work or starting a journey "Gird up their loins"). This is simply a picture that tells us that we need to get serious and get down to business when it comes to serving God.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

Read the whole context: 1 Peter 1:13-15, "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ; As obedient children,not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance: But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;"
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

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There is that internal lust temptation thing again. But we are called to be holy in all aspects of our lives (conversation = KJV speak for lifestyle) There is that theme of personal responsibility again.

Rom 12:2 This goes back to the fact that we are delivered from the law of sin and death but we are to live accordingly
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

. Our minds are transformed so that our first thought is What would Jesus do? instead of can I get away with this?

I Cor 11:3 your proof text As I have already pointed out, Eve - of earths population at the time, easy for Satan to find- had a personal, one on one, confrontation with Satan. He stood before her. He did get in her mind alright through her ears. He had no direct internal- connection with her mind.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06


If I feed my self with the garbage of this world, my mind would be corrupted indeed - through my eyes, and ears, and sense of touch and smell and taste. External temptation.

II Cor 10:5 Casting down imaginations every high thing Paul speaks of his ongoing efforts to refute the philosophy of the world and his determination to have only right thoughts to the obedience of Christ (there is that personal responsibility theme again).
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; This talks about my mind but it has nothing to do with Satan.

He reasoned with her in her mind. One more time. Look at how he did that. He spoke to her in an audible voice. They had a conversation This is external not internal temptation.
---Bruce5656 on 11/7/06

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greetings.How can you prove that someone is ill from an act of satan?Did you see him or hear him put a curse on someone?Because someone may say they have been cursed ,how do they know?How does satan do it?
---earl on 11/6/06

Yes I agree w/our moderator at times, other times it is the flesh, or aging, injury etc. We can not put all things in a "box" it is not that cut & dry. If I walk out in damp weather having the flu and it gets worse that is my fault not Gods, Satan etc. If I smoke or drink hard for 40yrs I cant yell at God or the Devil if I get lung cancer or liver problems. But old Satan can have a hand in many sickness or addictions leading to a sickness.
---Jeanne on 11/6/06

All sickness, even mental, is a result of the fall of Adam and sin, not Satan.
---Ryan on 11/6/06

Bruce, Donna, good inputs. Like Donna said mental illnesses largely involves Satanic oppression, and exersion upon the mind is one of Satan's most evil tricks. Like Bruce said, Satan should not be able to do this to believers, and many sins are a result of our own nutured lust not Satanic oppression.
---Okebaram on 11/6/06

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#2About the blind man, Donna, after God cursed man, reducing his life-span; and later releasing diseases upon him (plagues in Egypt), there was a change in the anatomy of the human body up to the cellular unit. Old age, certain sicknesses, accidental defects...are some of the consequences. They may be manipulated or directly caused by Satan but not necessarily. I do know that God's promises provide shelter from such defects.

Bruce, some people sin due to direct Satanic psychological oppression.
---Okebaram on 11/6/06

I don't believe Satan gets in our minds. He is not omnipresent, omnipotent, or omniscient Plus, he is defeated. Deception is his tool and deception IS in the unrenewed carnal mind. That deception is anything that pulls our focus off the person and work of Christ and keeps us in the darkness of no understanding. By the blood of Jesus, we have been given the mind of Christ.
---Linda6563 on 11/6/06

Phillipians says, "LET this mind be in you." It is already available, just let it be IN you. I believe that the carnal mind, the mind that has not been renewed, is more than enough enmity with God that it doesn't need any help. We are the ones who open our minds to receive unholy seed. The carnal mind is the mind that has been formed by falleness and the doctrines and traditions of men that have made the Word of God of none effect.
---Linda6563 on 11/6/06

Praise God that He has determined that light would shine in darkness and, through His Holy Spirit, has brought witness and testimony of the Christ to the understanding of those who are willing to admit that what they believe isn't working.
---Linda6563 on 11/6/06

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Bruce: Thanks for the insight. I'm glad I'm learning something new. Satan doesn't attack a Christian's mind, then where does he attack us? Can you help me understand why my best friend from 1986 who has been saved from 1976 believes that God is causing her to be in poverty, that God is not supplying her money and thinks he should, that God is the author of her horrible life. She was a beautiful sister in the Lord until the devil convinced her it's all God's fault. How does that happen?
---Donna9759 on 11/6/06

Bruce, here are some scriptures to back up what I believe, that satan attacks us with lies and deception through our minds. Romans 7:23 - But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, Romans 8:6 - For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Peter says: Gird your minds for action. Why's that?
---Donna9759 on 11/6/06

More scriptures:
Romans 12:2 - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Why does our mind have to be TRANSFORMED? Could it be because if we are filled with so much truth, that when satan lies to us, we'll be able to tell it's a lie? Where does satan attack us if not our minds? He can't touch our spirit man, that part of us is saved and sealed by the Holy Spirit.
---Donna9759 on 11/6/06

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