What's wrong with this picture? A LOT.
I’m sure the vast majority of people who’ve visited this blog have seen this picture in some shape or form. It’s certainly a striking concept, it’s well done artistically and in that case it has merit. However what it depicts is a gross distortion of scripture, the Word of God is quite imperative, Satan was defeated on the cross this is not an even battle.
Jesus is God and Satan is a Created Being
The first thing that is so very wrong about this artwork is that it puts Jesus who is God at the same level of strength as Satan who is a created being. Remember all of creation came through the Voice of The Father, God the Son, the Word, Jesus Christ. Therefore Jesus Christ is in a position of superiority over Satan simply because He is God and His very utterance brought Lucifer, who fell from Grace and became Satan, into existence.
…and his article that can be found here Is the Great Controversy zOver Gods Character True? posted on September 10th 2011…which is in turn a response to this article The Great Controversy: Living in a Worldview of Deception printed in the April/May/June 2011 Issue of Proclamation Magazine . Both articles make for intelligent reading and I recommend reading both for nothing than being a completest, I recommend reading them before you read the first part of my rebuttal to Dr. Tim Jennings of Come Let Us Reason.
Today I will be tackling Part One of Dr. Jennings article What Evidence is there for the Great Controversy in Scripture?
In the very beginning of this section he goes to the book of Revelation and claims that war in heaven as the one around which he’s choosing to base his argument for the Great Controversy being in the scriptures.
Very well, let’s look at the verse he chose and find if there’s a war there.
(Rev 12:7 [HCSB])
Then war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon. The dragon and his angels also fought,
As we can see there is a war in heaven, and as I’m about to reveal by putting things in context that is about the only thing that we can say is correct in Dr. Jennings use of the passage.