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Review: Powers of Darkness (Clinton Arnold)

Arnold, Clinton. Powers of Darkness: Principalities and Powers in Paul’s Letters. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsityPress, 1992. In many ways this is a shortened version of his dissertation. But it can also function as a supernaturalist, evangelical response to the then (and … Continue reading

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Review of Walter Wink on the Powers

Wink seeks to recapture the integrity of speaking about “spiritual powers” in a materialistic world.  If that is all his thesis is, he is more or less successful, albeit with some major problems. The reviewer faces a problem of a … Continue reading

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The Day the earth stands still (Gilbert and Peck)

More people believe in UFOs than in God.  Rather, more people believe in UFOs than in the traditional understanding of God. That is why there is an urgent need for Christians to give thoughtful, kind, yet firm responses to the … Continue reading

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Guardian Underworld Spirits in the OT

Background reading: http://www.moreunseenrealm.com/?page_id=10 This is part of the “Deuteronomy 32 Worldview.”  Most translations translate verse 17 along the lines of the ESV. “They sacrificed to demons that were no gods, to gods they had never known, to new gods that … Continue reading

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Review: Principalities and Powers (Montgomery)

Montgomery, John Warwick. This is the best mature Evangelical treatment on the subject. Conservative evangelicalism faces a schizophrenia on this topic. On one hand, they know that the demonic and occultic exist because the Bible says so and modern experience … Continue reading

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Developing an Enochian Worldview

Some of these are inspired by Dr Michael Heiser’s writings, though much of it came from my own working through both the Scriptures and tradition.  Our problem is that we are all students of Dante, whether we admit it or … Continue reading

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Opening notes on Heiser’s Unseen Realm

This study outline is kind of like a middle east targum.  It is combination paraphrase/outline. For a general idea of this type of thinking, see the following Satan’s Psy Ops. God’s Entourage Job 38.4-7 identifies the heavenly host, the morning … Continue reading

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We Believe in One God (Ancient Christian Doctrines)

Bray, Gerald. ed. We Believe in One God (Ancient Christian Doctrines). Intervarsity Press, 2009. I think I have found the best primary source intro to the Fathers. The only drawback is the somewhat steep price. Gerald Bray (in this volume) gives a … Continue reading

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They shall expel demons (Prince)

Prince, Derek. They Shall Expel Demons.  Chosen Publishers. Derek Prince gives an overview of demonology roughly in the same vein as John Wimber and Charles Kraft. This book is level-headed, practical, and filled with sane advice.  Only in a few places … Continue reading

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You might be a gnostic, if…

Somebody made up a joke like this ten years.  I decided to give it my own spin.  I’ve tried to make it funny and not just mean-spirited. You might be a gnostic if…you think demons only exist in the Bible … Continue reading

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