ABC:Revelation 1

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Verse 5 claims the Bible is wrong about the following passage, and makes the following comments:[1]

The Earth, as with all creation, belongs to God and to Jesus, the only begotten Son of God.

However, Satan early on before the fall was appointed rule over the Earth and humanity by God. (Luke 4:5, Ezekiel 28:14-16, 31:8-9) It is for this reason that Satan is called the 'god of this world' and 'prince of the power of the air.' (2 Corinthians 4:4, Ephesians 2:2)

Jesus came in part to destroy this power of Satan and take it from Satan. (Hebrews 2:14-15) Becoming a Christian means a very literal translation from Satan's power of darkness to God's power of light. (Acts 26:18, Colossians 1:13) Christians are engaged in a very real struggle against Satan's powers and rulers in this world. (Ephesians 6:12)

Jesus is spoken of as having triumphed over these powers of Satan's world system. (Colossians 2:15)

In summary, the Earth belongs to God the Father and Jesus His Son, but Satan was given rulership and control over it early on, as a caretaker if you will. Jesus will in the future take back control of the Earth from Satan, as prophesied in Revelation, which is why Revelation speaks of Jesus appointing Christians as new kings of the Earth, apparently as replacements for the corrupt ones currently ruling it. Had the 'ThinkingAtheist' quoted the next verse, verse 6, this would have been more apparent.


  1. TheThinkingAtheist. Bible Contradictions. Retrieved from