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Satan: God of this World?

In 2 Corinthians 4:4 it states that the god of this world blinds the minds of unbelievers, so to keep them from hearing the gospel of Christ, so to become saved. Many Christians believe that this verse is referring to Satan as the god of this world -we disagree.

Introduction

Many Christians understand and admit that Jesus was God in the flesh, but they don’t quite make the connection between YHWH and Jesus. If YHWH and Jesus are indeed both the same entity, then this would mean that Jesus is not just the creator, but He is also the destroyer; lest we forget about the Great Flood in Noah’s time that wiped out the entire planet.

The Bible states that God forms the light and creates darkness, He makes peace and creates evil, and that He, the LORD, does all of these things. (Isaiah 45:7) Do not be fooled, He is both our judge and lawyer, He is both our executioner and savior -all at once and this is why we should both fear His reprove and love His mercy, because He is truly all things.

Christians do not want to believe that God will punish them and they certainly do not want to even fathom that God would prevent sinners from being saved, because, quite simply they cannot imagine a single reason why God might want to prevent some sinners from being saved. Which is why we have written this article: To challenge an erroneous belief.

God of this World

Truly, the God of this world is and always has been the Creator. We challenge you to answer us, “At what point did God lose control of His universe?” Or, better yet, “At what point did God give away His control to Satan?” Where in the Bible was this exchange recorded?

Certainly, you can search the entire Bible from cover to cover and you will not find it, because it never happened. Case in point, in the book of Job, Satan had to ask for permission from God to attack Job. If Satan is indeed the “god of this world” then why would he need to ask the LORD for permission to control a world that he is supposedly the god of?

Honestly, we could thoroughly disassemble this concept using pure logic and from that alone we would prove our point; however, the following passages are far more evidential:

Isaiah 6:8-10

8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.

9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

Here we see a passage in the book of Isaiah that tells us that the LORD made a command to prevent unbelievers from hearing His message, so that they cannot be healed by it.

John 12:39-40

39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,

40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.

Here we see a passage in the book of John that references Isaiah 6:8-10, which is a direct correlation between the salvation offered by the LORD and the salvation offered by Jesus Christ, therefore suggesting that they are the same offer, from the same source.

Why Would God Do This?

Hopefully, by now, you understand that the god of this world is truly the LORD and that Jesus Christ is the LORD. So, you are probably wondering, ‘Why would God reject sinners?’ And, the answer to that question can be found in Romans 1, in the following verses:

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

So, we see that the answer is essentially because these people know God but have chosen to reject Him. Moreover, they are undesirable, untrustworthy, despicable, and vile. They will cause another harm for their gain. They are lustful and very wicked individuals.

The Bible calls these people scoffers and says that they are willfully ignorant of God’s word. These people are your evolutionists, atheists, humanists, satanists, etc. They are your Hitlers and Stalins, your Dawkins’ and Scotts, and all else who have willfully rejected God and have contributed in some way to one of the many man-made iniquities of this world.

Conclusion

We were made aware of this misconception and found that those who believe that the God of this world is Satan has been misguided. As followers of Christ, we want to offer our readers the truth about our God, even if it makes you angry. The truth will set you free.

DIVINECODERS

Categories: Arguments
  1. October 7, 2013 at 12:57 am

    “5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine:” (Exodus 19:5)

    DIVINECODERS

  2. David Physick
    February 26, 2013 at 6:40 am

    It plainly states that “Satan is the god of this world” interpret scripture with scripture not human reasoning. This is satans imperfect system that we a living in its why bad things happen. Gods system will be perfect as it was before sin entered the world.

    • February 26, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Hi David,

      Nowhere in the Bible does it ever state, let alone “plainly”, that satan is the god of this world or any world for that matter. The reason some Christians believe that satan is the God of this world is simply because some translations imply such a thing when they use a lowercase “g” rather than the uppercase “G” in 2 Corinthians 4:4.

      However, we have shown ample evidence as to why doing so is a mistake; therefore, satan is not the God of this world now, nor will he ever be.

      Thanks for sharing!
      DIVINECODERS

      • George M.
        April 29, 2013 at 7:20 pm

        D-Coders,

        You are not rightly dividing the word of truth on this issue. 2Cor. 4:4 is distinctly declaring that satan is the god of this world…as referenced in the text. The Bible also confirms this in Genesis:

        Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

        And again here in:

        Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

        In both of these passages of scripture God declared that the man whom HE created in HIS image would have “DOMINION!” When God said; “and let them have dominion.” God essentially remove HIMSELF from running the show here on planet earth. HE then repeated this declaration again in verse 28.

        To test this out a bit further…If we were in gathering or group of people (example: 5-people) needing say; something from the store. And two of our group are willing to go and two are openly not in favor of the trip. So the question is asked of the 5th person, if they would like to go? And that person says NO. Let them go to the store. Wouldn’t this answer in itself rule out the 5th person participating in the store trip? Of course it would…Which means only two people would have Dominion over the store trip.

        Now the next instance where the Bible clearly points out satan as having Dominion (God-ship rights over this world) is in the temptation in the wilderness – Ref. Matt.

        Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
        Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
        Mat 4:10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

        Here satan offered; “ALL THE KINGDOMS OF THIS WORLD.” Not some of them…ALL OF THEM…!!!

        There is only one way this offer could only be a valid temptation…satan would actually have to own the kingdoms of this world. Or he would not have the authority to give away that which he did not own.

        Which make 2Cor. 4:4 bare more clarity, and the final proof I will offer is;

        Rev_11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

        That passage of scripture would make no sense whatsoever unless the kingdoms were previously in the hands of another god.

        In closure, rest assured that Paul understanding of who owned the kingdoms of this world came via Holy Ghost Revelation Knowledge.

        I still love you site…I just happen to believe in:

        2Ti_2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

      • April 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm

        Hi George M.,

        We’ll give you that the 2 Corinthians 4:4 (English Translation) does imply that satan is the god of this world, although in error, by using the lowercase “g”, where, in fact, they should have used an uppercase “G”, but this is not our problem. This is your problem, because you did not know that you should have been studying the Greek text in this case. And, if you would have, then you would not have made the mistake to believe in pure fiction created by the editor of your preferred brand of Bible.

        So, what you are saying is that you believe that the FATHER OF ALL LIES (i.e. satan), at any time, could possibly be telling the whole truth? As if he actually could give Jesus a world that he doesn’t and will never own. You know, it was that sort of thinking that got us here in the first place. Moreover, at what point did God give satan control over this world? We keep asking all of those folks out there that doubt this truth to show us this objective data they have, yet it appears to not exist.

        Genesis 1:26 & 1:28 is clearly not objective data. You are interpreting biblical text in a strange way that best fits your flawed hypothesis. How could you claim to know God and not know that He is in total control over every outcome! Did you even read our article? How did you not see where we show you Isaiah 6:8-10 where we find God Himself stating that He will cause the people not to hear the message of Christ, lest they turn back and our saved by it! How could you have seen that reference and ignored it? It’s noted in John 12:39-40 AND Matthew 11:25 as happening and both Jesus of Nazareth and His disciples understood that God was behind it, in fact, in Matthew 11:25, Jesus thanked God for doing it:

        “25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.”

        And, what does 2 Corinthians 4:4: say: “In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.” Therefore, how could you possibly argue against that? How do you not see the correlation?

        Revelation 11:15 is a very deep verse going back to David and it doesn’t mean what you think it does. No, Revelation 11:15 is not telling you that someday satan will relinquish his control over a world he doesn’t own nor control in favor of Jesus Christ -this is you thinking subjectively again.

        Thanks for sharing!

        DIVINECODERS

  3. chill
    October 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Ok, to start off with, I don’t think that “god of this world” is meant to be taken in the context as the ‘creator’ of this world. I think it’s more on the lines as that is who they serve when they do things that God has clearly deemed an abomination. When you said, ” At what point did God lose control of His universe?” and “At what point did God give away His control to Satan?” Of course God will never lose control to satan or anyone else. Nothing could EVER happen if God didn’t allow it to. He gives us the freewill to choose if we will follow Him or the enemy. When we all give into our fleshly desires instead of what God wants us to do, we put ourselves before Him. That would make us servers of our self instead of God(but I personally believe that we serve the enemy through pride when we do this.) This is why it is so important that we must fight our flesh constantly.

    • October 16, 2012 at 8:08 am

      Agreed! Therefore, it is not just biblical, but it is also a logical fallacy to believe that the “god of this world” is Satan. Moreover, upon studying the Greek, we find that there is truly no reason to believe otherwise, for the transcribers of the day used the word “THEOS” which is being interpreted as “GOD”, and that was for the little “g” (i.e. “god of this world”). And, for the big “G” within the same verse (i.e. “image of God”) they wrote “THEOU” which, of course, means “GOD” as well.

      Thanks for sharing!
      DIVINECODERS

  4. September 26, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Hi guys,

    We were doing some research today in the book of Matthew and we came across an interesting verse. What we found was additional proof that God prevents specific people from hearing His message. In fact, in Matthew 11:25, we have Jesus stating:

    “25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.”

    Here is Jesus making reference to the actual event. This statement made after having healed many people and had performed many miraculous things, yet the people would not repent. So, Jesus makes the above statement, noticing that God had closed their eyes and ears to His message. These people who hear but cannot comprehend and who see but are blind to His message are in deep trouble, because they cannot be saved.

    In fact, in reference to these people, Jesus states:

    22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

    23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

    24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

    Now, if God is telling you that Sodom is going to have an easier time in judgment than you will, then you KNOW you are in trouble! Think, how wicked one must be? And, think about what we learned here. God does not randomly choose people to reject. God gave them every chance to repent, even showed them miracles, and they refused, then they were rejected. Let’s not forget that these people received the offer and turned it down.

    Thanks for reading,
    DIVINECODERS

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