HYPOTHESIS for Christians

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  • BoogerMan

    Satan offered Jesus control of the world, as a reward for worshiping him.

    (Luke 4:5, 6) So he brought him up and showed him all the kingdoms of the inhabited earth in an instant of time. Then the Devil said to him: “I will give you all this authority and their glory, because it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish.

    1. Humans who have been given control of the earth, communicate (spiritism*) with its true ruler. (John 12:31)

    2. Such communications delude them to believe that they are in communion with a supreme being.

    *In a stricter sense, spiritism is a doctrine founded upon the existence, manifestations and teachings of the spirits. https://www.definitions.net/definition/spiritism

  • truth_b_known

    "D'you remember how Jesus was led into the wilderness and fasted forty days? Then, when he was a-hungered, the devil came to him and said: 'If thou be the son of God, command that these stones be made bread'. But Jesus resisted the temptation.

    Then the devil set him on a pinnacle of the temple and said to him: 'If thou be the son of God, cast thyself down. For angels had charge of him and would bear him up.' But again Jesus resisted.

    Then the devil took him into a high mountain and showed him the kingdoms of the world and said that he would give them to him if he would fall down and worship him. But Jesus said: 'Get thee hence, Satan.'

    That's the end of the story according to the good simple Matthew. But it wasn't. The devil was sly and he came to Jesus once more and said: 'If thou wilt accept shame and disgrace, scourging, a crown of thorns and death on the cross, thou shalt save the human race, for greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.'

    Jesus fell. The devil laughed till his sides ached, for he knew the evil men would commit in the name of their redeemer." - Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge

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