Christian Living

Does Your Belief in Demons Affect How You Live?

Author Alan Shlemon Published on 11/05/2019

Do you believe in demons? If you’re a Christian, most likely you do. But does your belief in demons affect how you live? Does it change your prayer? Does it make any difference?

C.S. Lewis wrote, “There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors and hail a materialist or a magician with the same delight.”

To be honest, I believe in Satan and demons, but my belief in them makes little difference in how I live. There are two reasons for that. One, I often feel awkward talking about them for fear that people might think I’m (spiritually) weird. Two, I don’t know exactly what they do and what I can do to affect their activity.

That’s why I was excited to interview my friend, Tim Muehlhoff, about his recent book on spiritual warfare. Though his book was written for the purpose of helping marriages (the book’s title is Defending Your Marriage: The Reality of Spiritual Battle), we took the principles of spiritual warfare and applied them to apologetics. In other words, what could Satan and/or demons do to thwart apologetic encounters? What should apologists be mindful of when sharing our convictions with others? How might we specifically address demonic activity? Tim provides answers to these questions and others.

Check out my interview with Tim on the STR podcast.