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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple7 View Post
    εν οις ο θεος του αιωνος τουτου ετυφλωσεν τα νοηματα των απιστων εις το μη αυγασαι τον φωτισμον του ευαγγελιου της δοξης του χριστου ος εστιν εικων του θεου

    en hois ho Theos tou aiōnos toutou etyphlōsen ta noēmata tōn apistōn eis to mē augasai ton phōtismon tou euangeliou tēs doxes tou Christou hos estin eikōn tou Theou

    In whom The God of this age has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the brightness of the gospel of The Glory, The Christ who is the image of God, should not dawn on them. (2 Cor 4.4)


    Contrary to popular modern belief, ‘The God of this age’, (ho Theos tou aiōnos toutou), actually pertains to Jesus Christ and NOT Satan, and provides yet another potent scriptural proof for Jesus’ deity.

    Outside of 2 Cor 4.4, the only other inflections of ‘blinded’ (i.e. etyphlōsen & etyphlōken), used in the entire NT, are located in John 12, and 1 John 2, and have Jesus as the subject:

    • John 12 records that Isaiah wrote about Jesus, ‘The Arm of God’, ‘His Glory’ as blinding the thoughts of the unbelievers.

    • 1 John 2 records without Jesus’ light, the unbelievers are blinded.



    Contextually, the epithets contained within 2 Cor 4, including Theos, relate to Jesus…not to Satan.
    No, nope, and nah, and...

    You're off by a country mile, and then some.

    Acts 26:15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

    From darkness to light - in other words, from the power of Satan unto God.

    Power of Satan?

    His will for all.

    2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

    Where you went wrong is two-fold.

    You failed to seek out not only all similar themes, but similar words possibly related to this issue.

    The Greek ALONE will NOT cut it.

    In Scripture, words like Lord, and lord, and God and god, and Prince and prince, and power and powers, and rulers and principalities and light and darkness, and so on, all center around closely related themes that help shed light on any one word, phrase, passage or passages, or theme, or themes, then turning to the Greek or what have one, alone can ever hope to thoroughly bring out.

    Just as it is fool's gold to go either by "well, this, that, the other, makes/does not make sense to me..."

    1 Corinthians 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.

    Here, take a gander at the god / lord / prince / power of (the course of) this (fallen) world (system), Eph. 2:2.

    Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

    Acts 17: 11, 12.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danoh View Post
    No, nope, and nah, and...

    You're off by a country mile, and then some.

    Acts 26:15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

    From darkness to light - in other words, from the power of Satan unto God.

    Power of Satan?

    His will for all.

    2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.



    Here, take a gander at the god / lord / prince / power of (the course of) this (fallen) world (system), Eph. 2:2.

    Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
    I approve of the above.

    We don't tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters exist.
    They already know monsters exist.
    We tell our children fairy tales so that they will know that monsters can be killed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danoh View Post
    Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

    Acts 17: 11, 12.
    Surely you don't believe the father of lies?



    Daniel 4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

    Jeremiah 10:6-10 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might. 7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee. 8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. 9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men. 10 But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glorydaz View Post
    Also, where does it say that being "bound" means unable to do anything? It could simply mean there are boundaries past which satan cannot go. I think a study of the strong man has some clues about this. I can remember studying this years ago...
    satan will be bound with a chain and thrown in a pit ,unable to do anything.

    Rev 20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.
    Rev 20:2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
    Rev 20:3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.


    so that he might not deceive the nations any longer
    2Co 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by way 2 go View Post
    satan will be bound with a chain and thrown in a pit ,unable to do anything.

    Rev 20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.
    Rev 20:2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
    Rev 20:3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.


    so that he might not deceive the nations any longer
    2Co 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers,
    Deceiving the nations doesn't necessarily equate to "blinding" unbelievers.

    Blinding unbelievers would be closer to how God hardens the heart of those who already have a hard heart. Which is God's work. Just as it was prophesied He would do with the Jews. Satan wasn't really given credit for blinding the Jews, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glorydaz View Post
    Deceiving the nations doesn't necessarily equate to "blinding" unbelievers.
    sure it does , evolution is deception & blinds people to the truth

    Blinding unbelievers would be closer to how God hardens the heart of those who already have a hard heart. Which is God's work. Just as it was prophesied He would do with the Jews. Satan wasn't really given credit for blinding the Jews, right?
    I do not see "god of this age" as one of God's titles
    also notice god & God
    no version I have found uses a capitol G in "god of this age"

    Joh 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.
    Joh 14:30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me,
    1Jn 5:19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
    2Co 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple7 View Post


    Contrary to popular modern belief, ‘The God of this age’, (ho Theos tou aiōnos toutou), actually pertains to Jesus Christ and NOT Satan, and provides yet another potent scriptural proof for Jesus’ deity.


    That's one of the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

    The god of this world is the prince of the power of the air!

    Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

    Here's the passage you referenced.

    2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

    2 Corinthians 4:4 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.

    It's Satan blinding and corrupting minds and his ministers!

    2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.


    2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

    2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

    2 Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.

    ...Those who oppose themselves (believe not) are caught in the snare of the devil (not of Jesus Christ as you would like it all to mean) and taken captive by him (the devil) at his will (and as we can see from 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 that because of their believing not our gospel)

    2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
    2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    Paul defines the word of truth as the gospel of your salvation (1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJV, Ephesians 1:13 KJV). Now, study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed by rightly dividing it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by heir View Post
    Yeah, "Good grief Charlie Brown!"
    Jer 23:5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD[YHVH], that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth.
    Jer 23:6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he[the Branch] shall be called, THE LORD[YHVH] OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heir View Post


    That's one of the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

    The god of this world is the prince of the power of the air!

    Ephesians 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:

    Your very own quote tells you that it was PAST time....not present.



    Quote Originally Posted by heir View Post
    Here's the passage you referenced.

    2 Corinthians 4:3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

    2 Corinthians 4:4 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.

    It's Satan blinding and corrupting minds and his ministers!
    Nope.

    Satan is NEVER referred to as Theos.

    Satan is bound.....he has no authority here...




    Quote Originally Posted by heir View Post
    2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.


    2 Corinthians 11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.

    2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.

    2 Corinthians 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
    The context of 2 Cor 11 informs the reader that Satan is not present himself in the world, but, instead, his presentment is in his demons as detailed in the context of 2 Cor 11.12 – 15.





    Quote Originally Posted by heir View Post
    2 Timothy 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

    ...Those who oppose themselves (believe not) are caught in the snare of the devil (not of Jesus Christ as you would like it all to mean) and taken captive by him (the devil) at his will (and as we can see from 2 Corinthians 4:3-4 that because of their believing not our gospel)


    The 'Devil's snare' is what has already occurred to Satan at The Cross...i.e. he was judged at that point, according to scripture.

    If you look at the five Greek locations of this word (and its inflections), you can easily see that this has everything to do will falling into the trap of being Judged, of which, Satan has already been.

    This passage is a predicament of Judgment....NOT a declaration of Satan's authority.

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    Quote Originally Posted by way 2 go View Post
    I do not see "god of this age" as one of God's titles
    also notice god & God
    no version I have found uses a capitol G in "god of this age"
    None show their exegetical reasoning, either...



    Quote Originally Posted by way 2 go View Post
    Joh 12:31 Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out.
    The Ruler of the World will be cast out ‘ekblēthēsetai’ (future tense) when Jesus is crucified upon The Cross. John 12.31 – 33



    Quote Originally Posted by way 2 go View Post
    Joh 14:30 I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me,
    Ruler....NOT Theos.





    Quote Originally Posted by way 2 go View Post
    1Jn 5:19 We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.
    1 John 5.18 – 19

    οιδαμεν οτι πας ο γεγεννημενος εκ του θεου ουχ αμαρτανει αλλ ο γεννηθεις εκ του θεου τηρει αυτον και ο πονηρος ουχ απτεται αυτου
    οιδαμεν οτι εκ του θεου εσμεν και ο κοσμος ολος εν τω πονηρω κειται

    Oidamen hoti pas ho gegennēmenos ek tou Theou ouch hamartanei all' ho gennētheis ek tou Theou tērei auton kai ho ponēros ouch haptetai autou oidamen hoti ek tou Theou esmen kai ho kosmos holos en tō ponērō keitai

    We know that everyone being born from God does not sin, but The One having been born from God guards him, and The Evil One does not touch him. We know that we are from God, and the whole world lies in the power of The Evil One.

    This passage, in 1 John 5, informs the reader that Satan (the Evil One) cannot do anything to the people of God.

    Juxtaposed to this very succinct proclamation of The Devil’s impotence, is the assertion that the entire world is subjected to his ‘power’ (i.e. demons, as proclaimed throughout scripture).

    Clearly, Satan is bound….but his demons are not.

    Simple Biblical truth.




    Quote Originally Posted by way 2 go View Post
    2Co 4:4 In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
    No mention of Satan in that passage or the entire chapter for that matter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danoh View Post
    No, nope, and nah, and...

    You're off by a country mile, and then some.
    Not likely, but let's have a gander at what you can contribute...



    Quote Originally Posted by Danoh View Post
    Acts 26:15 And I said, Who art thou, Lord? And he said, I am Jesus whom thou persecutest. 26:16 But rise, and stand upon thy feet: for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make thee a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; 26:17 Delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles, unto whom now I send thee, 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.

    From darkness to light - in other words, from the power of Satan unto God.

    Power of Satan?

    His will for all.

    The 'Power of Satan' refers to his demons....NOT Satan himself.




    Quote Originally Posted by Danoh View Post
    2 Timothy 2:24 And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, 2:25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth; 2:26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.

    Where you went wrong is two-fold.

    You failed to seek out not only all similar themes, but similar words possibly related to this issue.

    The Greek ALONE will NOT cut it.

    The 'Devil's snare' is what has already occurred to Satan at The Cross...i.e. he was judged at that point, according to scripture.

    If you look at the five Greek locations of this word (and its inflections), you can easily see that this has everything to do will falling into the trap of being Judged, of which, Satan has already been.

    This passage is a predicament of Judgment....NOT a declaration of Satan's authority.






    Quote Originally Posted by Danoh View Post
    In Scripture, words like Lord, and lord, and God and god, and Prince and prince, and power and powers, and rulers and principalities and light and darkness, and so on, all center around closely related themes that help shed light on any one word, phrase, passage or passages, or theme, or themes, then turning to the Greek or what have one, alone can ever hope to thoroughly bring out.

    Just as it is fool's gold to go either by "well, this, that, the other, makes/does not make sense to me..."

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz................




    Quote Originally Posted by Danoh View Post
    1 Corinthians 1:27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; 1:28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: 1:29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
    and.....?




    Quote Originally Posted by Danoh View Post
    Here, take a gander at the god / lord / prince / power of (the course of) this (fallen) world (system), Eph. 2:2.

    Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

    Acts 17: 11, 12.

    Satan was bound AT The Cross.

    What good is showing scripture BEFORE The Cross?

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    Quote Originally Posted by way 2 go View Post
    this is future.

    Rev 19:20 And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.
    Rev 19:21 And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse, and all the birds were gorged with their flesh.
    Rev 20:1 Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain.
    Rev 20:2 And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,
    Rev 20:3 and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.

    The Dragon, The Old Serpent, The Devil, Satan was bound ‘edēsen’ (completed action), cast into the abyss ‘ebalen’ (completed action), shut ‘ekleisen’ (completed action), and sealed ‘esphragisen’ (completed action), that he can no longer deceive people‘planēsē’(singular, completed action), by Jesus. Rev 20.1 – 3




    Quote Originally Posted by way 2 go View Post
    in the meantime.

    1Pe_5:8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

    1 Peter 5.8


    νηψατε γρηγορησατε ο αντιδικος υμων διαβολος ως λεων ωρυομενος περιπατει ζητων καταπιειν

    nēpsate grēgorēsate ho antidikos hymōn diabolos hōs leōn ōryomenos peripatei zētōn tina katapiein

    Be sober-minded, watch, the adversary devil of you walks about in the same manner as a roaring lion seeking whom to devour;


    This passage does not refer to ‘The Devil’ himself, for several reasons:

    • ‘Diabolos’ is anarthrous (i.e. it lacks a preceding Greek definite article). Thus, rather than referring to ‘The Devil’ it refers to ‘A devil’, a demon – of which, the NT often refers to demons as devils.

    • ‘Ho antidikos’ (the adversary) is used in only one other NT passage, Mat 5.25, and is in the context of being thrown into prison.

    • The key word ‘hōs’ literally means ‘in the same manner as’, and is used to describe demons in Revelation, ‘in the same manner as’ a lion (Rev 9.8).

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    Quote Originally Posted by way 2 go View Post
    john told us what he SAW in his vision of the FUTURE .

    Rev 1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,
    Rev 1:2 who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw.
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    Write therefore what things you saw(PAST), and what things are(PRESENT), and what things are about to occur after these things(FUTURE). (Rev 1.19)

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    2 Corinthians 4:4 KJV - 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.

    Jesus is not the god of this world.

    Who is the ruler of this world in the following verses?

    John 12:31 NKJV - "Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be cast out.
    John 14:30 NKJV - "I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.
    John 16:11 NKJV - "of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
    Bereishit - Genesis - Chapter 1

    1 In the beginning of God's creation of the heavens and the earth.
    :א בְּרֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַשָּׁמַ֖יִם וְאֵ֥ת הָאָֽרֶץ

    In beginning He created God the heavens and the earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple7 View Post
    Your very own quote tells you that it was PAST time....not present.


    Nope.

    Satan is NEVER referred to as Theos.

    Satan is bound.....he has no authority here...


    The context of 2 Cor 11 informs the reader that Satan is not present himself in the world, but, instead, his presentment is in his demons as detailed in the context of 2 Cor 11.12 – 15.

    The 'Devil's snare' is what has already occurred to Satan at The Cross...i.e. he was judged at that point, according to scripture.

    If you look at the five Greek locations of this word (and its inflections), you can easily see that this has everything to do will falling into the trap of being Judged, of which, Satan has already been.

    This passage is a predicament of Judgment....NOT a declaration of Satan's authority.
    You've got some of our biggest guns coming after you, Apple. But, I still think you may be onto something. The Cross was a triumph over principalities and powers, and the resurrection is said to have destroyed him with the power of death (the devil). Not sure if that means now or not.

    Col. 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.

    Hebrews 2:14
    14 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;

    If we look at the verse in question in Youngs. "The good news of the glory of THE CHRIST, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD." That seems to be speaking of the Jews who denied their Messiah.

    2 Corinthians 4:3-4 YLT
    3 and if also our good news is vailed, in those perishing it is vailed, 4 in whom the god of this age did blind the minds of the unbelieving, that there doth not shine forth to them the enlightening of the good news of the glory of the Christ, who is the image of God;

    I can't help but notice what Paul said in the previous verse.

    2 Corinthians 3:14-16 But their minds were blinded: for until this day remaineth the same vail untaken away in the reading of the old testament; which vail is done away in Christ.But even unto this day, when Moses is read, the vail is upon their heart.
    Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.

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