In the 4th installment of our War Against the Darkness series, we encounter 2 family trees in 1 John 3 - the children of God and the children of the devil. These family trees begin to develop in Genesis 3-4. We trace the development of humans who become part of the family of Satan and how this plays a role in the mission of Jesus.
Everything looks good in God’s creation until this serpent figure shows up in Genesis 3. So who is he? And what about the use of the word “Satan” later in the Scriptures? Is there a discernible backstory here? What was this being’s original purpose? How did he become what he did? These questions may not be answered as definitely as we have assumed or as we would like, but we can at least discern some plausible information.
We examine some of the aftereffects of sin, especially in its effects on marriage in a fallen world. But what we find in the whole story of the Bible is a message of hope for redemption even of our marriages.
A closer look at the temptation in the Garden as a paradigm of Satan's 3-fold strategy that he's still using today