A Satanic Resurrection?

Q. According to some teachers, AC is supposedly killed, then he is resurrected by Satan. Can that be true? I don’t believe it.

If Satan has power to give or restore life, or even to preserve a body from corruption after death, our Lord’s resurrection is not unique. That cannot be. Although Satan has the power of death (but, even then, only with God’s permission — he was forbidden to kill Job), only God has the power of Life.

What do you say?

A. The assassination attempt comes from Revelation 13:3,

One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was astonished and followed the beast.

The key word here is “seemed”. In other words, it only appeared that this had happened. Most scholars see this as a counterfeit resurrection, one of the things Satan does to fool the unbelieving world, and according to verse 3 it will work.

But even then it’s not a perfect job. Of this same event Zechariah 11:17 says,

“Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm be completely withered, his right eye totally blinded!”

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