THE ETERNAL CONFLICT
The battle between right and wrong, moral and immoral, virtuous and vile is as old as recorded history. In the Garden of Eden God placed the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Genesis 2:17)—and man was given a choice whether to obey or disobey.
Today, the conflict still rages. We can point to men and women such as Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Teresa, and Martin Luther King, Jr., who used peaceful means to accomplish their life’s mission. However, our past has been bloodied by the atrocities of Russia’s Ivan the Terrible and Joseph Stalin, Germany’s Adolph Hitler, Cambodia’s Pol Pot, and Uganda’s Idi Amin. And today, countless millions continue to fear those who use terror in their quest for world domination.
At times, good and evil can reside in the same person. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote about this in his famous book, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, the story of a man with a split personality.
This internal fight is nothing new. The apostle Paul wrote about it more than 2,000 years ago when he said, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do” (Romans 7:18-19).
In this book, you will come face to face with the two most opposing forces operating in our world: Angels and Demons. These are not figments of our imagination, but are alive and active at this very moment.
As a minister of the Gospel, I have to battle the forces of Satan continually. They rear their ugly heads in our crusades and attempt to destroy what God is doing in hearts and lives around the world. Yet, I can tell you from first-hand experience that the Almighty has sent His angels to protect and minister to me—more times than I can count.
Billy Graham once said, “Christians should never fail to sense the operation of an angelic glory. It forever eclipses the world of demonic powers, as the sun does a candle’s light.” I can testify that this is true.
I am excited that you have chosen to read this book. The study of angels and demons has been life-changing for me, and I believe you will be transformed too.