If you think about the God and the devil as equal forces fighting for your soul, you’re wrong, says the Rev. Duane Vander Klock, lead Pastor of Resurrection Life Church in Grandville, Mich.
“God and Satan are not two equal forces in opposition to each other — one good and one evil, one light and one dark, one Luke Skywalker and one Darth Vader,” Vander Klock writes. “Anyone who knows Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior can see that God is all strength and has no weakness.”
Vander Klock writes in his online journal that we should know our enemy. This traditional military teaching is valid, he says, because it helps you overcome your foe.
The key thing to know about the devil, according to Vander Klock, is that he lies.
“The devil is a liar and the father of lies,” Vander Klock writes, citing John 8:44. “He tries to make us believe that he has unlimited power and fearsome abilities, but all that is a lie.”