"The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel, which shows the glory of Christ, who is the image of God," says 2 Corinth 4:4. Many people are unaware that Satan is the god of this world. The worldly empire of Satan is flourishing, and many people are witnessing it yet are unaware of it.
1. While on earth, Jesus told people that his kingdom is not of this world. The empire of this world and its illusory glories are owned by the devil. This is why Satan was able to promise Jesus the glory of the world in exchange for Jesus bowing down and worshipping him.
According to one Bible scholar, the devil could not have offered Jesus Christ the glory of this world if it did not belong to him. Furthermore, when Satan gave Jesus the glory of this world, Jesus did not deny that it is Satan's. The kingdom of God is not of this world. This is why the Bible teaches us that we are in the world but not of it. There is a significant distinction between being in and being of this planet.
2. This world and its vain glories are vanity upon vanity. That is why the Bible says it will be tested with fire. This current world, which has already been contaminated by the devil, will pass away, and a new one will descend from heaven. God's kingdom does not exist in this earth.
This is why Jesus refused to be crowned king by force. The world is ruled by the devil. Many people sold their souls to the devil in order to earn a name for themselves in sports, fashion, music, politics, acting, and wrestling. They enjoy celebrity, popularity, wealth, and honour. This was all Jesus had to offer when tempted in the wilderness.
3. A religious scholar claims that "the phrase "god of this world" (or "god of this age") indicates that Satan is the major influence on the majority of people's ideals, opinions, goals, hopes, and views." His impact may be seen in the world's ideals, education, and economy.
The world's views, ideas, speculations, and false faiths are under his control and have arisen from his lies and deceptions." The devil is a master deceiver who constantly seems to be an angel of light. Do not be duped.
4. The devil, as the god of the world, can give you anything you want: power, authority, position, wealth, success, greatness, glory, honour, and so on, but it comes with a high price. Notice how the devil demands something from Jesus in exchange for the glories of this world.
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