By Greg Laurie
“You used to live in sin, just like the rest of the world, obeying the devil—the commander of the powers in the unseen world. He is the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God.”
The idea of divine judgment is probably one of Christianity’s most offensive teachings. I think this is because there’s a lot of misinformation about Hell and the Devil.
For example, some like to think that Hell is a continuous party place. Another false assumption is that the Devil lives in Hell and has red skin, horns, hooves, and a pitchfork.
But none of that is biblical. The Bible describes the Devil as “the commander of the powers in the unseen world . . . the spirit at work in the hearts of those who refuse to obey God” (Ephesians 2:2 NLT). He’s not in Hell now, but he’s going there one day.