The Invisible War Against Satan


Is it possible that perhaps we have lost touch with the supernatural and failed to take Satan seriously? Could it be that, living among a preponderance of people who adhere to technological, scientific, and materialistic worldviews, the doctrine of Satan has become an embarrassment to us? Have we embraced universal salvation, as did John Hick and others, and demythologized the devil? Has Satan become an intolerable fiction? Do we ever believe that Satan is more than a created being or that he is a wholly independent force? And why has spiritism, demonism, and even Satan worship revived in recent decades as a phenomenon of civilized society? It is clear that Western thought has eroded faith in the invisible spiritual world.

The Invisible War Against Satan is a series designed to address the questions that you may have been asking for years, to dispel ideas which have their roots in pagan myths and cultures, and to challenge popular and long-held beliefs about Satan, demonization, demon possession, and exorcisms which fail to take the Scriptures seriously.

The foundation of our study will be God’s own self-disclosure, His written Word. The eternal God has given us the Scriptures by which we may know the truth about everything, including Satan, demons, and spiritual warfare. Those who understand their enemy and his strategies and know how to engage him with the proper weapons will be more than conquerors.


Click on the chapters below to download.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 1: The Origin and Fall of Satan.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 2: A Portrait of Satan.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 3: Satan’s Activities and Power.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 4: The Power of Death and Satan’s Defeat.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 5: The Unrelenting War With Satan’s Malevolent Operatives.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 6: How Satan Seeks to Destroy You.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 7: Finding Strength and Protection in the Invisible War.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 8: The Biblical Mode of Spiritual Warfare.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 9: God’s Splendid Armor.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 10: The Belt of Truth.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 11: The Breastplate of Righteousness & The Sandals of Readiness.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 12: The Shield of Faith.

The Invisible War Against Satan, Part 13: The Helmet of Salvation, The Sword of the Spirit, and All-Prayer.

Selected Bibliography

Adams, Jay E. Winning the War Within: A Bibical Strategy for Spiritual Warfare. Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers, 1989.

Barnhouse, Donald Grey. The Invisible War. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1972.

Brooks, Thomas. Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices. First Rate Publishers, Barnes & Noble Nook Book, 2012.

Boa, Kenneth. “Warfare Spirituality: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil.” In Conformed to His Image, Chapters 27-29, pp. 325-363. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2001.

Bruce, A.B. The Miraculous Element in the Gospels. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1899.

Calvin, John. Book One, Chapter 14, 13-20, “Of Bad Angels or Devils.” In The Institutes of the Christian Religion. Osnova, Electronic Bible Resources. Nook Book.

Chafer, Lewis Sperry. Satan: His Motive and Methods. Grand Rapids, MI: Dunham Publishing Company, 1964.

Frame, John M. “Part Six: The Doctrine of Angels and Demons.” In Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Christian Belief, 771-780. Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2013.

Green, Michael. I Believe in Satan’s Downfall. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1981.

Grudem, Wayne. “Chapter 20: Satan and Demons.” In Systematic Theology, Nook Book, 535-569. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan and InterVarsity Press, 2015.

Gurnall, William. The Christian in Complete Armour. Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1983.

Hendriksen, William. “Chapter 6:10-24, the Armor of God.” In New Testament Commentary: Exposition of Ephesians, 269-283. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1972.

Henry, Carl F.H. “Angels, Satan, and the Demons, and the Fall.” In God, Revelation and Authority: God Who Stands and Stays, Part Two, Vol. 6, 229-250. Waco, TX: Word Books, Publisher, 1983.

Jeremiah, David. The Spiritual Warfare Answer Book. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2016.

Kraft, Charles H. Defeating Dark Angels: Breaking Demonic Oppression in the Believer’s Life. Ann Arbor, MI: Servant Publications, 1992.

Kreeft, Peter. Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know About Them? San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1995.

Lewis, C.S. The Screwtape Letters. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1982.

Lloyd-Jones, Martyn. The Christian Soldier. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1978.

Lloyd-Jones, Martyn. The Christian Warfare. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1977.

Lundgaard, Kris. The Enemy Within: Strait Talk About the Power of and Defeat of Sin. Phillipsburg, NJ, 1998.

MacArthur, John Jr. The Believer’s Armor. Panorama City, CA: Word of Grace Communications, 1981.

Milton, John. Paradise Lost. Edited by Scott Elledge. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1975.

Murray, John. “The Fall of Man.” In Collected Writings of John Murray, Vol. 2, 67-76. Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1977.

Orr, James, ed. The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1976.

Otis, George, Jr. The Twilight Labyrinth: Why Does Spiritual Darkness Linger Where It Does? Grand Rapids, MI: Chosen Books, 1997.

Powlison, David. Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare. Grand Rapids, MI: BakerBooks, 1995.

Stott, John R.W. “The Conquest of Evil.” In The Cross of Christ, 223-246. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2006.

Van Groningen, Gerhard. “Satan and Evil.” In From Creation to Consummation, Vol. I, 98-102. Sioux City, IA: Dordt College Press, 1996.

Vos, Geerhardus. “The Principle of Temptation and Sin Symbolized in the Serpent.” In Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments, 43-47. Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1973.

Wright, N.T. Evil and the Justice of God. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2006.