Someone wants to rid my home from any evil spirits by saying prayers and burning sage. Is this Biblical?

Yes and No.  Praying is always appropriate when you feel evil approaching; however, burning sage to ward off evil spirits is not Biblical. Throughout history, people have created many rituals to banish evil spirits.Yet, none of these rituals were designed nor blessed by God. No scripture even mentions the sage plant! The Bible does give an answer [...]

Where did Lucifer get the idea to overthrow God? Did those evil thoughts occur in heaven where everything is perfect?

The prophet Ezekiel tells us that Lucifer was “the model of perfection, full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.” (Ezekiel 28:12)  Prior to the creation of Adam, we are told “…the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy.”  (Job 38:7)  We can only speculate on the length of time [...]

Who is Satan?

There are two words that are translated “Satan” in the scriptures. In the Old Testament, it has a broader application and not always a personal devil referred to, but someone who was an opponent or adversary. The Old Testament word “Satan”, Strong’s number H7854, is translated as Satan 19 times. However, that same Hebrew word [...]

If Satan were to ask God for forgiveness, would he be forgiven?

We know that "God is love" (1 John 4:16) and we might think of a loving God as always being open to forgiving a sinner who repents. The case of Satan is of course unique. Satan was created as a beautiful angel, close to the Heavenly Father.  He tried to challenge the Almighty Jehovah.  Satan [...]

Why did God allow Lucifer to come into this world? Why God did not chain Lucifer or kill him??

God can only choose the wisest and best Plan for eternity. In eternity the principles of right and wrong (good and evil) will always exist. The ability to understand these concepts is part of the human and the angelic natures. God also, created his intelligent beings with the power and freedom to choose between right [...]

We know that this world is under the rulership of Satan. Why has the Devil allowed us to preach the word of God if it will go against him?

Satan has not allowed us to preach the Word of God. In other words, we do not have to obtain Satan’s permission to preach. God has put a hedge around all His children and it is God who allows or gives out permission to preach the Truth. Because Satan cannot stop the Word of God [...]

Why and how was Jesus taken to be tempted by the devil?

According to the gospel accounts, the Holy Spirit of God descended on Jesus at his baptism. It seems reasonable that under the guidance and inspiration of the Holy Spirit he required time away from distractions for study and meditation.  He was preparing to ready his heart, mind and body for the work his Heavenly Father [...]