The simplest way to understand the "Kingdom of Satan" (Luke 11:18, Matt 12:26, Mark 3:26etc) is as the opposite of the "Kingdom of God" (Luke 17:20, 12:28, Acts 8:12, etc). That is, the kingdom of Satan includes the kingdoms of this world etc, as we see this contrast often.
Col 1:13 - He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and ...
Just What Did the Apostle Pray for Relief From?
Based on what I've been able to determine, scholars have, for centuries, recognized what appear to be conflicting portrayals of the apostle Paul’s public speaking abilities. The Book of Acts seems to describe him as a bold, effective spokesman while Paul’s own letters tell a very different story: He is quite ...
Romans 16:20 what is the meaning of 'under your feet'?
Romans 16:20 NASB
20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
Satan is abyssed for a thousand years, after which he suffers complete annihilation in “the lake of fire.”Rev. 20:14 "Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire .&...
The struggle started in Gen 3 when God spoke to the serpent:
15 And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His heel.”
The struggle will end when
Psalm 110:1 The LORD says to my lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet."...
Rom 16:20 appears to be an allusion to Gen 3:15 -
And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed
and her Seed; He shall bruise your head, And you shall bruise His
Thus, the Messianic prophecy of gen 3:15 is a reference to both the crucifixion of Messiah and His apparent temporary defeat, vs the final destruction Satan as ...
If, as many believe, the Book of Job is the earliest book of the Bible ever written, then "Satan" appears in the first chapter. Here is a list of cases where "Satan" appears as a person with super-human capabilities and as adversary:
Job 1:6, 7 - One day the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came ...
No, Christians did not exist until it was intentionally made impossible for believers in/followers of Jesus to enjoy the "umbrella" of Judaism's special standing in Rome as a legal religion.
Allow me to explain...
In Rome, everyone was expected/required, on pain of death, to acknowledge and participate in the Imperial Cult.
At some point in time, ...
““But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.”
This says they did not have the Holy Spirit
“And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said ...
Judas could not have been a ‘christian’ - using your definition or understanding of this word ..
“Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”
For The ‘spirit’ [Gods spirit] to dwell in you, your body has/had to be first ‘bought’, redeemed, - at a price.
1 COR 6:20 for you were bought with a price.
And then ‘cleansed’ with ...
[During his life] was Judas [labeled] a "Christian" ( Χριστιανούς )? - No.
Although Judas was listed as a disciple of Jesus in Luke 6:16, Judas would not have been labeled "Christian" since he was not alive to attend the church at Antioch - based on Acts 1:16-19.
The disciples were called Christians first at Antioch.