GODS AT WAR
We begin this new series on spiritual warfare by getting oriented to what Greg Boyd calls a “warfare worldview.” We learn to see the world as the battleground for a cosmic conflict between the Creator God and the elohim (the “gods”). In this conflict, God genuinely struggles for dominance, a position he rightly deserves and which he wins through the death and resurrection of Jesus.
By the New Testament period, Satan was regarded as the “ruler of this world.” So when the Gospel of Mark describes what Jesus was about, it depicts him on a secret mission to overthrow Satan and establish God’s kingdom.
ENGAGING THE POWERS
In the conclusion to the series, we look at the ways we get our hands dirty in the battle against evil.