Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Was Jesus really tested by Satan? Part #1, Jesus was tested in ALL points like you.


The moment we tell someone that there is no being or entity called Satan, their immediate response would be: Was not Jesus tested by Satan? If it be the good pleasure of Our Heavenly Father, this series will answer the question and many more.

After He was baptized by John the Baptist, Jesus was led by the Holy Spirit into the wilderness to be tested by Satan.
Mat 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
It was the Holy Spirit which brought him back from the wilderness.
Luk 4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee...
This implies that Jesus was under the protection of the Holy Spirit while he spent those 40 days in the wilderness. Is there anything to prove that the Holy Spirit deserted Him during those 40 days?

He was tested in all points like us...

Please read the following scripture carefully:
Heb 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
While it is said that Jesus was tested in all points like us, does it imply that while we were tested or tempted some celestial monster named Satan/Devil, with a forked tail, forked tongue and a sharp trident stood in front of us? In other words, Jesus did not face any test that you and me have not faced.

Where does the Holy Spirit guide you?

As we have seen above, it is written that the Holy Spirit led Jesus into the wilderness to be tested by Satan/Devil. Where will the Holy Spirit guide or lead you? Does the scriptures say that the Holy Spirit will lead us to Satan/Devil?
Joh 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
If the Holy Spirit indeed led the Only Begotten Son of God into the wilderness to be tested by Satan, how can we be sure that it will not do the same to us? (That is, if the popular understanding of the testing of Jesus is correct.)

Was the Earth flat during the days of Jesus?

One of the three tests Jesus faced was:
Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
Mat 4:9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

Mat 3:13 tells us that Jesus went from Galilee to Jordan to be baptized by John and Mat 4:1 tells us that from Galilee Jesus was guided by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tested by Satan.

To the best of my knowledge, there are no high mountains in the vicinity of Israel which is as tall as Mount Everest of which the height is 14.16 kilometers or 8.8 miles. (The tiny red spot on the top left of the diagram represents Mount Everest). Mount Hermon has a height of 2.8 miles or 4.5 kilometers.

Knowing that the radius of the earth is 6371 kilometers (or 3958 miles) and the earth is a spheroid, is it possible that someone can see / show all the kingdoms of the world from atop a mountain, even if the mountain is as tall as Mount Everest?

Even if Satan took Jesus into outer space, it would not be possible to show all the kingdoms of the world “in a moment” (Luk 4:5), as Luke tells us, because earth is a spheroid. The only probable solution is that earth should have been flat or concave in shape during the days of Jesus! I am pretty sure, no educated human being would ever believe such nonsense.

I know, I know, my friend, you are about to tell me that the event /test is happened in “the spirit realm”. If the event happened in the spirit realm, why does the scriptures say that Jesus was in the wilderness near Galilee and he was taken to a high mountain? Does the Holy Spirit require human assistance make itself known plainly?

to be continued in Part #2
In Christ,
Tomsan Kattackal

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