Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Do You Think He Gave Up After One Try?

Matthew 4:1 Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

After failing to tempt Jesus with a couple of low-ball offers, the devil went whole-hog: dominion over all kingdoms of the world:

8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. 9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.

None possess the will that Jesus possesses, if this needs be said.  Is it likely that the devil gave up after this failure?  He quit looking for an alternative?  There have been many candidates for the devil to choose from – countless individual candidates who would gladly do the work of the prince of the power of the air, superficially proclaiming righteousness while practicing evil. 

I recall Ron Paul saying something to the effect of…there are two arguments that never work in congress: those based on the Constitution and those based on morality.

I will stick to the morality.  Try making a moral argument when it comes to a political discussion (I often do).  For those who have, well…which turnip truck did you fall off of?  The blank looks you receive in return (I have) suggest such a question.

Was someone approached by Satan after the rejection by Jesus?  Does that someone spread his immorality over men?  Even if you believe not one word of the Bible, you cannot deny the widespread acceptance of immoral, destructive behavior – even by those who claim to follow Christ.

Just consider the ease by which many accept the morality of and demand NAP violations.


  1. My progression of thought is right in step, BM. I've recently mulled over a theory that the globalist elite - or whatever you want to call the cadre of villains at the very, very top (those who the Soroses and Junckers of the world might report to) - actually have direct communication with Satan. They're true Satanists, not the wannabe wiccans you read about in the news.

    Could this relate to Satan being temporarily unbound in Revelation 20? Of course, your interpretation will all depend on your eschatology.

    But it's something to consider.

    Thanks for provoking my thoughts yet again.

    1. Satan has always been unbound. The earth is his kingdom, he rules this earth, thus the men who rule us are his. Satan will be unbound until the coming of the Messiah in the clouds to bring HIS kingdom to earth, melting away Satan's kingdom. Then Satan will be bound and cast into the fire along with his angels for 1,000 years. You see, God gave Lucifer what he wanted as punishment. He wanted to sit upon God's throne above him, he wanted to be God. Instead of getting God's throne he was cast out into the Lowly earth to dwell with lowly humans as punishment. God as pretty much saying, "Here, have your kingdom, below me. You will always be below me."
      In the book of Luke Satan tempts the Messiah by saying that he will give him all the kingdoms of earth, because they have been delivered unto him.
      Luke 4:6
      And the devil said unto him, all this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will give it.
      Only God could have delivered this power unto Satan. The world is Satan's, for now. The people who run this world have his spirit, because this is his kingdom. They are his agents.

    2. As I said, your interpretation will depend on your eschatology.

  2. Over at Target Liberty I said in reference to Rand Paul being accused by McCain as Putin's agent, McCain is doing the Devil's work. I was referring to the actual Devil.

  3. We see this passage & note that Jesus never told him he was full of it. So it's natural to wonder if other enterprising souls stepped up to take him up on the offer.
    Satan never had a legal right to rule. "...the Earth has He given unto the children of men." But we became slaves of sin in the fall, and since earthly power is taken by force & deception, He winds up in charge. Nobody has to overtly sign up, because this is man's default condition.
    Now he does seem to have a human organization, but he's fighting against God, so he needs all the help he can get.
    People doubting that the system is based on original sin should take your comments on people's reaction to arguments based on morality to heart. It's hard to credit until you've seen the reaction yourself.

  4. You quoted Matthew 4:1 and vs's 8-10. Now, look at Luke 4:5-7. Here is the meat: Luke 4:6 -- And he said to Him: "To You I will give all this power and authority and their glory, (that is, all their magnificence, excellence, prominence, dignity and grace,) for it has been turned over to me, and I give it to whom I will (so much for our elections); [See 1 Samuel 8:6-7, 8:18; Psalm 2] When people reject God they automatically get Satan. And that is why we are where we are today. (All Scripture references are to be read in the Amplified Translation 1965 edition. BG

  5. I have much enjoyed your posts copied to Lew Rockwell.
    HAving just read Glass House by Brian Alexander, may I suggest you read that for a detailed examination of how vulture capital equity firms work and the damage they do.
    Slate's review here will give you a good idea of it if you don't have time for the book.

  6. You are lucky to get only blank looks. I get outrage, indignation, Uncle Tom accusations, disgust and eye rolls. A leper is likely to get a warmer welcome after one of my misguided attempts at moral suasion. The corrupting power of the centralized monopoly state never ceases to amaze me.