SATAN RULES THE WORLD?
Given the apparent prevalence of evil in the world, many people, even good Christian believers, have been frustrated to the sad conclusion; ‘Satan rules the world, this is his time’. But what does the verb, ‘rule’ mean?
Here I shall resist the temptation to veer off into grammatical details. I shall simply say a Ruler is that one who determines what happens in his particular territory. He is in charge. His Subjects answer to him. He says, and rightly expects it to be. A Ruler orders his kingdom. Satan rules the world?
IT’S IN THE BIBLE:
We know that we come from God, but the whole world is in the hands of the evil one. (1 Jn. 5:19). This piece of write up appears in the Bible and I do not have issues with the credibility thereof.
I know of preachers who have dismissed this easily as one of the consequences of the malicious corruption of Sacred Scriptures over time. But I also know that this is taken so seriously among some other Christians that they would not participate in the social-political government of this world because this is the government of the evil one. Did John the disciple write that? Why did he do so? This is for experts to comment. I am writing on a very simple question of faith; who is in charge of this world? Why do you say so? My position is just below.