Greetings SBC,<br><br>Keep in mind that the Scriptures often employ absolute language to draw strong relative contrasts. Satan is of course still working in the world, but he has been bound, and he cannot deceive the nations as he did prior to the New Covenant. He no longer has free reign over the ignorant world. Jesus taught that the strong man must be bound in order to plunder his goods (Matthew 12:29) and this began with the apostolic ministry, where Jesus "saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven." (Luke 10:18). Satan has been bound during this interadvental period and will only be unleashed again just prior to the Second Coming.<br><br>Sincerely in Christ,<br><br>~Jason<br>