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"...The church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth."
I Timothy 3:15
From Our Baptist Heritage
Historic Baptists believe in the literal reality and actual personality of Satan (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Matt. 4:1-11; etc.). In other words, they believe that the one referred to in the Bible as the devil or Satan is a real person, though they certainly do not perceive him as the caricatured red figure with horns, a long tail, and a pitchfork.
The Bible reveals that Satan is as much a person as the Lord Jesus Christ or any other character named in God’s Word. Satan is referred to as a real person in seven different Old Testament books. He is referred to as a real person by every New Testament writer in 19 New Testament books. He is referred to as a real person some 15 times by the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, to deny the literal reality and actual personality of Satan is to deny the Holy Scriptures and to call the Lord Jesus Christ either a liar or an ignoramus!
Religious liberals do not believe in the literal reality and actual personality of Satan. Instead, they believe that the term "Satan" is used in the Bible only as a symbol of evil or sin, not as the name or title of a real person. According to their perverted opinion (an opinion that is held by three out of every four clergymen in America), the devil or Satan is not at all a real person, but only an impersonal evil force present and operating in the world.
Any system of religious belief that denies the literal reality and actual personality of Satan is radically unchristian and unbiblical in nature and clearly under the dominion of the very devil whom it denies. True Christians should not be in any way affiliated with such a system, but should seek to win people out of that system to the Lord Jesus Christ and to God’s Holy Word.