Date

5-2020

Department

Rawlings School of Divinity

Degree

Doctor of Ministry (DMin)

Chair

Dwayne Milioni

Keywords

Spiritual Warfare, Full Armor of God, Satan, Prayer, Power, Authority

Disciplines

Christianity | Religion

Abstract

Literature verifies an abundance of information on spiritual warfare, while resources that teach its concepts and practices are limited. Many bad experiences lead one to question whether church leadership adequately addresses biblical spiritual warfare. The purpose of this project is to 1) determine the need for Bible-based teaching on spiritual warfare, 2) discuss the importance of the full armor of God, and 3) discuss the implementation of the armor to provide the opportunity for an abundant life in Jesus Christ. Academic journals, articles, and books will discuss spiritual warfare concepts, theology, history, and weaponry. Also, data and statistics will demonstrate destructive trends. Lastly, church pastors and members, both male and female, between eighteen and eighty years of age, will participate in surveys, a focus group, and interviews. Interview questions will include: 1. As a church leader, have you taught a spiritual warfare workshop, seminar, or course? 2. How important is training in spiritual concepts and techniques? 3. Can you describe the full armor of God listed in Ephesians 6? The data collected will identify the need for teaching on spiritual warfare and the armor of God. The Bible states, “the Son of God came to destroy these works of the devil.” His victory makes Christians victorious, and “more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” By teaching spiritual warfare and employing the armor of God to defeat an invisible enemy, believers will have the opportunity to live a successful and abundant life.

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