8 Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 9 Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. (1 Peter 5:8-9 NIV)
What a tragedy the world experiences since the rebellion of the most privileged creation of God in heaven. All angels were created for the glory of God, the Creator, through serving God. The pride was the cause of challenging the Creator. His pride is not only devouring himself but also devouring the rest of creation. He becomes the archenemy of God. His core evil was first revealed at the Garden of Eden through his temptation of Eve. Difference between good angels and bad angels are either working towards good or bad. Satan, the Devil, also deceived the one-third of angels which resulted in being cast out from heaven to earth. The earth is literally the place of the Master Deceiver who blinds the people on earth. It is true that people on earth is physical rather than spiritual (spiritual blindness). We lost the ability to see beyond the physical entity since we sinned against God on the day one of the temptation.
This planet becomes the battleground between good and evil. The evil is predominant due to first our sin against God (Genesis 2:16-17, Romans 5:12-21) and second Satan and his one-third of the heavenly rebellions who were cast to the earth (Revelation 12:4). The only reason that this e
Anyone in Christ is a new creature and has overcome the world despite the circumstances (2 Corinthians 5:17, 1 John 5:4). – T
*the manuscript doesn’t have “the” since Christ is the eternal presence.