The author reminds us that the devil operates on a worldwide scale as well as upon individuals. He traces the confusion and chaos of present-day society to the destructive work of satan and states that in a day where there is a renewed fascination with astrology, the occult, spiritism and ‘doctrines of devils’, to be aware of these evil powers, otherwise it will almost certainly mean that we will be defeated by them.
“These forces of greed, selfishness and pride ever lead to a spirit of distrust and uncertainty” (Page 21)
“That is the great characteristic of Christian people. Everything is new. Because they have a new mind, they have a new outlook, a new orientation, they see things in an entirely new way. Their attitude towards everything around them is influenced by this profound change that has taken place within them, and their reaction to all that happens is, of necessity, different from the reaction of other people. Consequently, anything that happens to Christian men and women immediately becomes a test of who they are and what they believe as Christians.” (Page 14)
“Nebuchadnezzar was not only inflated with pride and a sense of his own greatness, he went beyond that. He set himself up as a god and demanded people’s worship. Now it is just there that the demonic element comes in. That is not mere evil, but something further, a kind of possession; the man gets beyond himself, beside himself.” (Page 23)
“Anything that demands the worship of a man, or of a state, or of a system, any totalitarian society that requires total allegiance, is demonic.” (Page 25)
“to work it out in a little more detail, the devil works upon our pride” (Page 20)