Satan Is a Stronger God Than Jesus
by Barrett Wolf
Let’s face it, Satan is the original necessary evil. The Christian God, who is branded as omnibenevolent, can only appear this way with the helpful dark counterpart who can provide the much needed blame for all the pain in the world. Without the devil and his minions, God would have to become fully responsible for cancer, world hunger, child abuse and every other malady that scatters cruel suffering throughout this world. Herein lies the great irony and contradiction. Because in order for this monotheistic system to stand unbroken, you need a single, personal, omnipotent being. But by assigning enough power and credit to a sinister rival, so that God can remain “good”, another deity is created and this monotheism becomes polytheism.
Of course, Christianity is polytheistic already. How about the bone-headed math equation to explain the trinity: 3=1 huh? Christians claim to only believe in a single God, who is expressed in three personalities and they call this the triune God (Father, Son/Jesus, and Holy Spirit). And if you’re Catholic, Mary (the blessed “mother of God”) enjoys equal divine status as well, not to mention the myriad of “holy” saints and popes. Christian loyalists can be just as self deceived as other religious sheep.
Christianity, in all its forms, is a mere revision of the centuries’ ancient superstitious polytheistic mythologies, where the lines get really blurry between “good guys” and “bad guys”. And you wouldn’t have an interesting story without the bad guys being able occasionally to outwit or out-muscle the good guys.
I don’t believe in a real Devil or Satan (interchangeable terms for my purpose here) and I don’t believe Jesus was or is a god (big “G” or little “g” god, doesn’t matter). But if you are a Christian that believes in the Bible you do believe these things and must admit that there are some things Satan can do that Jesus can’t.
Christians actually believe this about the Devil (Satan). They’ll never admit it, but they make him a divine character, and he is actually more powerful than Jesus.
These are things Christian’s Satan can do that Christian’s Jesus can’t:
Satan can rule over the earth. Jesus can’t. According to 1 John 5:19, “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” Two of the gospel stories (Mathew and Luke) record the dramatic event of the “Temptation of Jesus by the Devil”. Here, the Devil tempts Jesus three times. But in one of the temptations (It’s the 2nd temptation in Luke and the 3rd in Matthew, which lack of consistent order creates a problem for those who hold to biblical inerrancy), the Devil actually offers to give all the kingdoms of the world to Jesus, if Jesus would simply bow down and worship the Devil (Matthew 4:8-9, Luke 4:5-7). Actually in the Luke account, it is said that all this domain and glory has been handed to the Devil, and he has the power to give it to whomever he wishes. Jesus, of course, refuses to bow down and the devil maintains control, dominion and authority over the kingdoms of the world.
Side note: when Jesus refuses to bow, he misquotes Deuteronomy 6:13. He says, “You shall worship the Lord you God and serve him only” (Matthew 4:10, Luke 4:8). However the passage he’s trying to quote actually says, “You shall fear only the Lord your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.” “Only”, in italics, was placed there by the English Christian editors in an attempt to match Jesus’ quote.
Whoever wrote the letter to the Ephesians (many bible scholars don’t think it was actually Paul) says the evil magistrates are “the rulers, …the powers, …the world forces of this darkness, …the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12). And the prophet Daniel records an event where a Satanic prince, called the Prince of the Kingdom of Persia, apparently had enough spiritual authority and power to block the archangel Michael for 21 days (Daniel 10:13). And if you are one of those dim-witted “kingdom-now-Christians”, just look around at all the pain, suffering and misery in the world and ask yourself who is really in control here. And if you answer that Jesus is in control, reigning from a heavenly Davidic throne, then you have to admit that he’s one pathetic ruler.
Satan can predict the future. Jesus can’t. The bible records a story in the book of Acts where a slave girl has more fortune telling ability than Jesus. A man was raking in tons of cash because of the successful fortune telling abilities of the slave-girl he owned (Acts 16:16). She was said to have an “evil spirit” or “possessed by the Devil”. When Jesus was asked a simple question by his disciples about the timing of his return and kingdom rule, he simply replied, “No one knows…not the ‘Son’…only the Father” (Matthew 24:36). It’s funny how Christians think that Jesus is “God” and that God is all knowing, but Jesus doesn’t know everything. In fact, when Jesus tried to answer by saying that the kingdom would come within “this generation” (Matthew 24:34) or that some of his disciples “wouldn’t taste death”, he was clearly wrong (Matthew 16:28, Mark 9:1, Luke 9:27). This makes him a false prophet!
The prince of darkness has powers to insert thoughts, be omni-present (at least through his demonic army), influence and control the world: culture, music, movies, politics, weather, and original “sin” by manifesting through a talking snake. And his influence is said to be the root cause for all the sexual “deviance” in the world.
By contrast, Jesus depends on his dad, father God, to supply him with protection, power and position. On his own, he’s most unimpressive. What does Jesus do? Not a lot. Actually, he “sits at the right hand of the father” and “prays for us” (Romans 8:34, 1 Timothy 2:5, Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 9:24, 1 John 2:1). But he doesn’t do anything today. But I’ll stop here so I am not overstating the obvious: that if anyone had to bet on one of these two legendary characters to win a battle of brawn or brains, my advice is put your money on the dark side.