The God of This Age

2 Corinthians 4:4  

Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.

The apostle Paul explained that some people could not understand the good news he was preaching. The message was “veiled” to them (2 Corinthians 4:3) because of the influence of the devil. Satan is here called the “god of this age”—the one who currently has been allowed to rule this world.

Satan’s temptation of Jesus Christ provides confirmation that “all the kingdoms of the world and their glory” are under the control of Satan—that he had the right to offer them to Christ (Matthew 4:8-9).

But Jesus Christ did not fall for Satan’s temptations and will soon return to remove Satan from his position. Then Christ will become King of Kings and Lord of Lords and Satan will no longer be the god of that future age.

For more about Satan and how God will finally remove him, see “God vs. Satan: The Battle of the Ages.”

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