Today at Redeemer I and Tim Curry preached on the reality of Satan, and demons, and the need to view them as our real enemies.
Once, in my MCCC Philosophy of Religion class, a student asked me, "Dr. Piippo, do you believe in Satan and demons?"
I answered, "Yes."
And, BTW, so did the apostles Peter and Paul. So did Jesus.
Demons and angels are persons, without physical bodies. Do I believe this? Yes.
Why? Part of my answer is: I have never been a philosophical naturalist or physicalist. That is, I have never believed all reality is physical.
Here are some of the posts I have written relating to: the incoherence of physicalism, and the reality of non-physical objects (such as, e.g., moral facts, or free will.) Establishing these things defeats the irrationality of the existence of nonphysical persons. Turn off Netflix and begin to read!
|The Churchlands - famous philosophical eliminative materialists|
|A dinosaur chooses to question the reality of free will|