Something else I have learned about [Satan] is that he is peculiarly lacking in imagination. Over the years he has changed neither his strategy, nor his tactics, nor his weapons; he is still in the same old rut. So a study of his campaign against the early church should alert us to his probable strategy today [physical persecution, moral subversion, and professional distraction]. If we are taken by surprise, we shall have no excuse.
-Stott, John (1994). The Message of the Acts. IVP Academic.