The Devil and the Church
By E.M. Bounds (1835-1915)
This booklet exposes the subtle and deceptive wiles of the devil in seeking to distract the church from its life and strength in Christ. Bound’s experience both as pastor and prayer warrior qualifies him to address the sensitive subject of the devil and the church. He writes as a keen observer of the methods used to weaken and destroy the local assembly. One feels he is speaking about today’s church rather than his own age of the mid-nineteenth century. The spiritual insights offered are timeless because the devil’s goal is the same in every age: to seduce and weaken the church until it is rendered impotent, indifferent, and useless in fulfilling its spiritual purpose. The author in his straightforward style provides much needed insight for Christian soldiers of all true churches who desperately need to sustain spiritual life where it exists. He also sounds a clarion call to take back the church from the world and reverse the tide of apostasy now sweeping through many churches.