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“The God of this World”

2 Corinthians 4:4

Our translators, in my opinion, were mistaken in using a lower case “g” for God in this passage. Their doing implies that Satan is here spoken of as “the god of this world.” Nowhere in Scripture is Satan given such a title. And there is no reason in this passage to imagine that Paul is referring to Satan. He who is God is the Maker, Proprietor, and Governor of this world. It is he, and he alone, who blinds the eyes of them that believe not the gospel of Christ (John 12:40; Romans 11:7; 2 Corinthians 3:14; 2 Thessalonians 2:11). And it is he alone who “commanded the light to shine out of darkness” in our hearts “to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” In judgment God sends blindness. In grace he sends light and causes “the blind to see” (Matthew 15:31). When God comes to save, “in that day the deaf shall hear the words of the Book, and the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness” (Isaiah 29:18).

 

 

 

 

 

 

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