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When Jesus Wouldn’t Serve Satan for SCOTUS

“Again, the devil took him [Jesus] to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” 

Jesus said to him, Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’” (Matthew 4:8-10, NIV)

The devil offered Jesus far more than the ability to nominate Supreme Court justices. The devil offered to put Jesus, the most Christian Christian, the most perfect, and divine person in the history of the entire world… in charge of all government. This offer was far better than nominating a few Supreme Court justices.

Not only that he could enact all perfect Christian laws and perfect Christian policies, he could even end all of the persecution of Christians everywhere in the world. He could bring an end to ISIS in a moment and immediately stop them from killing Christians.

And Jesus could have filled the US Supreme Court with nine justices with whoever he wanted. And Jesus, who knew their thoughts, could literally pick the most Christian and holy people to serve.

What more could a conservative evangelical want out of a leader than literally having Jesus as the ruler of the world?

Yet, what was Jesus’ response to the offer?

No way. Never.

Jesus wouldn’t serve Satan for the Supreme Court. Not for nine justices, not for control of three branches of government, not even for putting all of the governments in the world under divine control.

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1 Comment on When Jesus Wouldn’t Serve Satan for SCOTUS

  1. Dear Faithrub,

    As promised, my response to this article that, you say, addresses the issue of Hillary Clinton’s position on abortion. As I tweeted, I cannot see how this blog addresses that issue. I actually find it difficult to respond to it! Are you suggesting that, because Jesus would not accept the offer to be in charge of “all government”, we should not be concerned about who (else) is in charge of “all government” – or at least of SCOTUS? Or: We should not be worried about electing someone evil to “all government” (read: POTUS), because Jesus had said no when it was offered Him?

    “Jesus wouldn’t serve Satan for the Supreme Court,” you say. But Clinton would. Condoning and celebrating abortions is serving Satan. Serving Satan in the White House – do you not have any problem with that? Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t know? Is a follower of Jesus allowed to think like that?

    Trump is a wart on society – but is Clinton not a cancer? I do understand why you would not vote for Trump – but not only can you find a reason to vote for Clinton, you are vehemently promoting her! Does the Holy Spirit in you not cry out, ” Whoa, mate, think about holiness!?”

    So: Applying Jesus’ temptation with Clinton’s abortion position seems to me to be taking it completely out of context. Maybe you can explain it a bit better if you have more that 140 characters to your availability – I’ll be looking forward to your e-mail.

    (PS: To say Jesus was the “most Christian Christian” is of course completely incorrect. I trust that is just you trying to get a certain message across, but you may lose a few people there because it really looks like bad theology.)

    With best wishes,
    JN

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