“Many people, Christians included, refuse to accept the existence of the devil. The demonic, however, is something that cannot be denied. I believe that the devil exists and, indeed, that if we remove from the Gospel belief in the existence of the devil, the whole of the Gospel falls to the ground. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil…We cannot ignore the existence of the devil whose works Christ came to set at naught.”
(Elder St Porphyrios in ‘Wounded by Love’)