The Power of Satan

Acts 26:18 — “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me”.

This is used to “prove” that a being called “Satan” keeps the whole world in ignorance of the Gospel.

1.) Verse 17 shows that the “they” and “them” referred to are the Gentiles. Are we to think that the Jews were not under the “power of Satan”? At the time Paul was writing there were very many sinful Jews, consciously persecuting the Christians. So this verse cannot be referring to the entire human race.

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Author: Duncan Heaster

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Bible reference(s): Acts 26:18

Source: “The Real Devil A Biblical Exploration.”

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