These verses suggest that Satan, also referred to as “the god of this world,” has a role in keeping people from understanding and accepting the gospel message. He is said to have blinded the minds of unbelievers so that they may not see the light of the gospel and be saved. This blindness is not a physical blindness but a spiritual one. It refers to the inability of the unbelievers to understand and accept the truth of the gospel message. Satan has deceived them into thinking that the message of Jesus is not true or that there are other ways of salvation. The verse also implies that Satan is actively working to oppose the spread of the gospel and to keep people from being saved. However, it’s important to note that Satan’s power is limited, and he is ultimately subject to the sovereignty of God, who can overcome Satan’s schemes and bring people to salvation through the power of the gospel.
LUKE 22:39-47 NTBDC: How is it possible that Matthew, Mark, and Luke could have known what Jesus was praying at Gethsemane? Even though Jesus was only a stone’s throw away from them, they were sleeping.
In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians, he again refers to himself as an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God and reassures the people of Corinth that they will not have another painful visit, but what he has to say is not to cause pain but to reassure them of the love he has for them.
Can we use the Bible to defend the Christian faith, the Bible, and God Himself? Merely possessing a faith is not sufficient. We must be prepared to defend it. It is vital that we be able to do so, for an apostle of Jesus Christ, Simon Peter, once wrote, “Sanctify Christ as Lord in your… Continue Reading →
Colossians 2:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 8 See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not according to Christ. These “elementary things of the world” are a product of Satan, ‘the god of this… Continue Reading →
Indeed, the vast majority of humankind would respond in the affirmative that they want happiness. However, humans have experienced anything but. For those who accept the theory of evolution, they would expect humankind to go through a period of extreme struggle, with conflict, animosity, wars and even death. However, they would be hard-pressed to explain… Continue Reading →