Originally posted by Deetermined
reply to post by SubAce
It is powerful and is able to cut into the very marrow, and reveal the intentions of a person's heart. When scripture is read how does one react? Do
they reject it, or do they accept it as it truthfully is, the word of God:
I happen to think that Stupid Girl accepts God's word as absolute truth based on past posting history, but her interpretation of it is different that
yours. Now, I'm not exactly sure what all she had a problem with, so I'll let her speak for herself, but let me just give you an example of my
When you mentioned that Satan had all of the power in this world because he was able to offer the kingdoms and nations to Christ if he worshiped him,
I totally disagreed. Satan has a habit of lying. When he told Adam and Eve that if they ate from the tree of knowledge that would not die, he lied.
The situation between Satan and Christ was no different.
If you're a Jehovah's Witness and believe that the earth as we know it today is going to remain the same in physical terms forever and ever, I
disagree. It will be burned up and new combined heaven/earth will be set in it's place.
These are just a couple of examples of differences in interpretation of scripture that I'm sure we probably have. Does that make me any less of a
believer in God, Jesus Christ and the power of God's Word? Absolutely not.
Okay, thank your taking the time to write these things. And I respect them. But here is something. If Satan was lying that he had all the kingdoms
of the earth to give Jesus. Do you think Jesus would have been fooled or tempted to take them, or did Jesus deny Satan had the power to give Jesus
the kingdom's of the earth? No. Let us see what the scripture states:
(Matthew 4:1) . . .Then Jesus was led by the spirit up into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.
Here we see that Jesus was lead to be "tempted" by Satan. Now to be tempted means "to try to get someone to to wrong by means of an offer of a
Next the account states: (Matthew 4:8-10) . . .Again the Devil took him along to an unusually high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the
world and their glory, 9 and he said to him: “All these things I will give you if you fall down and do an act of worship to me.” 10 Then Jesus
said to him: “Go away, Satan! For it is written, ‘It is Jehovah your God you must worship, and it is to him alone you must render sacred
Notice that Satan tempted Jesus with the offer of rulership over the kingdoms of the earth, if Jesus would worship him. Jesus did not say, you are
lying. He did not say that he was not tempted. Rather he rejected the temptation by citing from Jehovah's word and stated: "Go away, Satan! For
it is written, 'It is Jehovah your God you must worship."
Also Jesus stated this about Satan:
(John 14:30) . . ., for the ruler of the world is coming. And he has no hold on me,
Yes, Satan was coming, the "ruler of the world" but he had no hold on Jesus.
Later on we are told
(2 Corinthians 4:4) among whom the god of this system of things has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, that the illumination of the glorious good
news about the Christ, who is the image of God, might not shine through.
Yes, Satan, the god of this world, has blinded the minds of the unbelievers. Also we are told:
(1 John 5:19) . . .but the whole world is lying in the [power of the] wicked one.
The wicked one, who has control of the whole world is Satan the Devil.
As far as your stating that the earth will not endure, I need not be considered. Look at what the healthful words of truth as found in God's word
the Bible reveal:
(Psalm 104:5) He has founded the earth upon its established places; It will not be made to totter to time indefinite, or forever.
(Ecclesiastes 1:4) A generation is going, and a generation is coming; but the earth is standing even to time indefinite.
(Psalm 37:29) The righteous themselves will possess the earth, And they will reside forever upon it.
So you are not disagreeing with me at all. Rather with the Bible. I respect your right to not believe what scripture states. But if you really love
God and his word, what do you do when you read his word, and what it says is not what you have been taught? It takes great humility to accept the
truth. That is why we are told to be humble. For the humble will be exalted.