Originally posted by divegeester
I take it you don't believe in the sovereignty of God then?
Yes/no...He will eventually win. This earth was given to Satan legally by Adam.
And the devil said to Him, "All this authority I will give You, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I give it to whomever I wish. 7 Therefore, if You will worship before me, all will be Yours."
God who happens to be righteous, cannot just take it back. But He has a plan. All throughout the bible Satan has tried to destroy the seed promised in Genesis 3:15..Wherever the Jews went, the bible says, "and the Caanites were there, or the Amalikites, or Hitites, etc., etc., These were people Satan was using to stop this seed from ever coming. He even used Herod to kill all those under 2 years old, after Satan found out he had been born to a virgin.
Next there were several attempts when Jesus was on boats, satan brought up a storm, more than once, trying to kill Jesus.
Finally, Satan thought he had won when Jesus was crucified.
1 Cor 2:7-8
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, 8 which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
Now every believer has Christ in them with great potential power, so Satan tries to keep them ignorant with the rise of many different sects of Christianity. He knows the time is short for him, and he is desperate.
You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe — and tremble!