3 Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warfare

by Clinton E. Arnold     |     Book Summary


Author: Clinton E. Arnold
Publisher: Baker Books
Date: 1997
Pages: 224

Book Summary of 3 Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warfare by Clinton E. Arnold


During the last two decades of the twentieth century, many Christians became interested in spiritual warfare. Many spiritual warfare books were written during those decades. Topics included angels and demons, principalities and powers, demonic possession and exorcism, deliverance and healing, and even territorial spirits. 

Some of these books were rooted in Scripture, while others were rooted in Christian experience. Some authors gladly embraced every idea that fell under the broad heading of spiritual warfare, while others took a more critical approach. 

“In spite of all that has been said about spiritual warfare…many believers are still troubled by a set of unanswered questions.” (p. 13) Those questions include the following:

  1. What does the Bible teach about these issues?” (p. 13, boldface added) Is it possible to define spiritual warfare? If so, how should we go about forming such a definition? How broad or narrow should our definition be?
  2. Can a Christian be demon possessed?” (p. 13, boldface added) If so, how do we explain this phenomenon theologically? If not, how do we explain what many claim to have experienced in real life?
  3. Do we really have a responsibility to engage territorial spirits?” (p. 13, boldface added) If we believe the Bible supports the idea of territorial spirits (some are skeptical), how are we to respond to such beings? 

“This book is an attempt to provide biblical, theological, and some church-historical perspectives to these three crucial questions about spiritual warfare.” (p. 13)





3 Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warfare

by Clinton E. Arnold

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of 3 Crucial Questions About Spiritual Warfare by Clinton E. Arnold

AuthorClinton E. Arnold
PublisherBaker Books
Date1997
Pages224


Overview:

During the last two decades of the twentieth century, many Christians became interested in spiritual warfare. Many spiritual warfare books were written during those decades. Topics included angels and demons, principalities and powers, demonic possession and exorcism, deliverance and healing, and even territorial spirits. 

Some of these books were rooted in Scripture, while others were rooted in Christian experience. Some authors gladly embraced every idea that fell under the broad heading of spiritual warfare, while others took a more critical approach. 

“In spite of all that has been said about spiritual warfare…many believers are still troubled by a set of unanswered questions.” (p. 13) Those questions include the following:

  1. What does the Bible teach about these issues?” (p. 13, boldface added) Is it possible to define spiritual warfare? If so, how should we go about forming such a definition? How broad or narrow should our definition be?
  2. Can a Christian be demon possessed?” (p. 13, boldface added) If so, how do we explain this phenomenon theologically? If not, how do we explain what many claim to have experienced in real life?
  3. Do we really have a responsibility to engage territorial spirits?” (p. 13, boldface added) If we believe the Bible supports the idea of territorial spirits (some are skeptical), how are we to respond to such beings? 

“This book is an attempt to provide biblical, theological, and some church-historical perspectives to these three crucial questions about spiritual warfare.” (p. 13)