Summary of article: How does Satan attack believers? Satan incites our fleshly desires within us through the unbelieving world around us. Satan attempts to deceive us with the lies of worldly wisdom through the unbelieving world around us. He attempts to deceive us with a false Jesus and a false gospel through false Christians. Satan can physically afflict us or ones that we love with illness, crimes, disasters, persecution and the like. See TI Article entitled “How To Stand Firm Against Satan’s Attacks” How does Satan actually attack us?What are Satan’s weapons in his attacks on believers? Satan attacks Christians externally through the unbelieving world.Satan does not implant thoughts in our minds internally. Satan spreads lies about God through the unbelieving world attacking our beliefs and values - spreading the lies of worldly wisdom.

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When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own nature, for he is a liar, and the father of it.

And because I tell you the truth, you do not believe.” Satan is by nature a liar and his primary method with which he attacks human beings is through lies to deceive them into believing something false about God or God’s plan in order to get them to rebel against God.

He lies about who God is, what God is like, what we are like, what God desires for us to do, how to be saved, etc., etc., etc. And as we shall see the instrument he uses to spread these lies is unbelievers.

On this subject as all subjects, our focus as Christians must be only on what the Bible clearly says.

There are many books and seminars being offered on spiritual warfare, some of which are based on experience rather than the clear teaching of Scripture.

It is crucial that we stick to what the Bible clearly says.

Whatever we need to know about Satan is contained in the Scriptures.

The “desires” that we have to sin is the flesh, not Satan.

Paul says in Eph. says that Christians are to stand firm against “the devil’s schemes.” This gives the Devil’s strategy in his war against God and us. The Strategy of Satan in the battle is deception He attacks through “schemes” or “wiles.” The word “schemes” refers “cunning arts, deceit, craftiness, trickery in a planned way.” Satan’s primary method of attack is deceit. As I mentioned earlier, the devil is a slanderer who is the father of lies.