The apostles began teaching the early Christians about the struggle with evil – that they must stand firm, resist, and wrestle. Their teaching is found in the New Testament. They wrote about this conflict with optimism and even a hint of joy. They were not retreating with fear but advancing with confidence.
‘ God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet! The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you!’ (Ro 16:20)
— Cliff Boone, “Christ Victorious”