Who is the "Ruler of This World?"

  Who is the "ruler of this world" that Jesus is talking about in John 12:31 and John 14?

1) Jesus defeated him 2,000 years ago 

  "Now is the judgment of this world. Now the ruler of this world will be cast out." John 12:31

2) This ruler had no power over Jesus 2,000 years ago

  "I will not talk with you much longer, because the ruler of the world is coming. He has no power over Me." John 14:30

3) This ruler is the spirit behind all sin

  "And you were dead in your trespasses and sins in which you previously walked according to the ways of this world, according to the ruler who exercises authority over the lower heavens, the spirit now working in the disobedient." Ephesians 2:1-2

4) This ruler is the enemy of God and the source of all evil 

  "For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens." Ephesians 6:12

  It is clear from Scripture that "the ruler of this world" is Satan. 

  So why then do Muslims say that Jesus is speaking about Muhammad in that verse? 

  Is Muhammad:

  - the enemy of God?

  - the spirit behind all sin?

  - the source of all evil who had no power over Jesus during His lifetime on earth and who Jesus defeated 2,000 years ago?

  As they say, "A text without a context is a pretext." Muslims get themselves into these predicaments when they quote the Bible without checking first if it truly says what someone else has told them it says.

Jesus is Lord! 

  See also:

  Who is the Comforter in the Gospel of John?


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