Stu wrote:RickD wrote:Stu wrote:Christian2 wrote:Is Jesus ruling now or will He rule in the future at the end times?
He will rule in the future, right now He is in heaven.
As much as some Christians don't like it, the Bible says that Satan is the current ruler of this world. Now that obviously doesn't mean every inch or corner of the world.
What about this?
I don't know
But why would the devil tempt Jesus then - by saying that all He has to do is bow down before Satan and then He can have all that He sees before Him. Naturally Jesus/God "own" the earth, they made it, but perhaps Satan has been given temporary ownership of earth.
When Adam and Eve ate the fruit, allowing sin into the world, it was then that Satan became the prince of this world, and as we see in the Bible God has been working with that ever since, and will finish it at the last judgement.