Originally posted by galveston75
??????????? Kind of a strange thought. The problem I see, not so much thinking that yourself but posting it. What I mean is Satan is trying every trick in the book to try and distract humans from getting to know God and his ways and the truths about him, and satan is doing everything he can to discredit God and make us doubt anything good, this might b not a good thing. I'm sure I'll get blasted by a couple posters but that's nothing new....
not at all strange. the theoretical satan would try to lead the people to the worship of other or strange gods (relative to the one you're supposed to worship).
jesus's "father" definitely qualifies a strange god (compared to the god the hebrews were familiar with), with some different rules on eating and living, punishment and interacting with humans.
in order for the deception to have a better chance of working, it would have to closely resemble the current status quo. but it looks like the jews saw through the deception and rejectred christ and his strange father, so satan changed his story and went to the gentiles instead in order to have them
persecute and pressure the jews into converting away from the god of their fathers.
curiously, this is confirmed in revelation and peter where jesus is revealed to be the "morning star" which is a phrase associated with the fallen lucifer/satan.