If the resurrection of Christ marks the defeat of Satan, the struggle will only be concluded, according to Paul, with the last act of "the history of salvation" on the "day of the Lord," when "the Son, after he has destroyed every ruler and every authority and power, will render the kingdom to his Father, so that God may be all in all" (1 Corinthians 15:24-28).
Thus the Christian—and this is the tragedy of his destiny—must choose between God and Satan, between Christ and Belial (2 Corinthians...
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