- Parent Category: FAQs
- Category: Bible Questions and Answers about Satan
- Published on Monday, 07 February 2011 09:08
GOD’S GOVERNMENT OF THE UNIVERSE
Is it scriptural to teach that God has ceased to hold the reins of government relative to the universe (presently)?
I should say it is very unscriptural. There is no such thought, that I know of, in the Scriptures. If Satan and man are in rebellion against God and try to usurp His authority, and apparently succeed to a certain extent, it is only by His permission and within strictly prescribed limits. I think Jeremiah 27:5-8; Daniel 4:25; Matthew 22:21; Romans 13:1-7, verses quoted by the questioner, are quite sufficient to prove that God has never relinquished the reins of government of the Universe or of this world even. Satan is certainly called the “Prince of this World,” but it was only by God’s permission, Who “makes the wrath of man to praise Him,” and he is never called this since the Cross and resurrection of our Lord. But nowhere is Satan entitled as Prince of the Universe. How could it be said “The Lord reigneth” (Psalm 93, Psalm 97, Psalm 99.), had He ceased to hold the reins of government?