The Perspectives on Spiritual Warfare


  • Fanaticism
  • Materialism


C. S. Lewis once 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.’ We begin our new series on Spiritual Warfare by looking at the spectrum of views, it is my hope today that you will situate your present position on this spectrum and will move to where the bible wants you to be. As Lewis has pointed out there are two extremes, indifference and obsession, to which side do you err? When I say the words, ‘spiritual warfare’ what is your response, are you cynically disinterested or fanatically entranced? Disbelieving, gullible, or just confused, which best describes your present view?