Does Satan Really Exist?

Historic Baptists believe in the literal reality and actual personality of Satan (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7; Matt. 4:1-11; etc.). In other words, they believe that the one referred to in the Bible as the devil or Satan is a real person, though they certainly do not perceive him as the caricatured red figure with horns, a long tail, and a pitchfork.

The Bible reveals that Satan is as much a person as the Lord Jesus Christ or any other character named in God’s Word. Satan is referred to as a real person in seven different Old Testament books. He is referred to as a real person by every New Testament writer in 19 New Testament books. He is referred to as a real person some 15 times by the Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, to deny the literal reality and actual personality of Satan is to deny the Holy Scriptures and to call the Lord Jesus Christ either a liar or an ignoramus!