What has particularly interested me so far is a chapter entitled 'Satan and the Satanic System.' Williams argues that C.I. Scofield and L.S. Chafer present a picture of Satan that is radically different from the conventional idea of Satan. Rather than taking delight in destruction and chaos, the Dispensational Satan is concerned with establishing order, increasing goodness and progress in order to establish his own counterfeit kingdom in place of God's rule. Williams writes:
"Again, Chafer did not view Satan as an unrelentingly evil being. Satan is to be thought of more as an incompetent bungler than a powerful malevolent force. As an imperfect imitator, Satan is ultimately incapable of realizing his cultural ideal or a moral society under his kingship." (p.50)
Hence, rather than attempting to cause maximum destruction for its own sake, the Dispensational Devil seeks to restrain evil in order to further his willful ends.
As I have not read Chafer's work on Satan, I cannot asses the accuracy of Williams' claims. However, I am quite intrigued by the thought. Although Williams does not agree with this view of Satan, I find it very challenging and feel the urge to asses whether it fits the Biblical portrait of Satan.