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Pressing home the defeat of Satan

Pressing home the defeat of Satan
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Dan Peters Dan Peters is minister at Newcastle Reformed Evangelical Church
22 September, 2022 3 min read

The purpose of these articles has been to dispel the idea that holiness is humdrum. The New Testament presents this dimension of the Christian life in the most colourful terms. In cultivating holiness we live out our liberation from sin and we bring the future into the present. But that is not all. We also press home the defeat of Satan.

‘through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death’ (Hebrews 2:14).

Satan was defeated by Jesus at the cross. It is arguably the Bible’s primary perspective on the Good Friday event. The world’s greatest problem was the serpent that had devised its ruin; the cross’s greatest accomplishment was the crushing of that serpent’s head. Golgotha was a battleground. Jesus ventured there as a warrior. His mission was that ‘through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death’ (Hebrews 2:14).

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