Most people learn about the demonic realm from films and books. In 1973 film The Exorcist, twelve-year-old Regan flopped like a rag doll on a gyrating bed and made raspy, guttural sounds. Her eyes were iridescent balls and her once cherub face was putty-white and mottled with cuts and bruises. A hideous cackle and green slime erupted through her decaying teeth. With superhuman strength, she flung the psychiatrist across the room. No doubt, something from hell inhabited the girl at least that is what they would have us believe.
The Bible describes a more subtle arch fiend. One of his more effective strategies is to so blend into the cultural landscape that people deny his existence. In the video below, you hear the story of a young Italian film maker who was enraged by the Blair Witch Project. He interviewed people throughout the world in his quest to debunk the existence of Satan. Then he met Jesus.
“For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him” (Col 1:15–16). Jesus, maker of heaven and earth, reigns over his creation. He alone delivers us from evil.