Who Is The Prince Of This World?

Q. In John 14:3 Jesus was speaking with his disciples about going to the Father. This is my question: The prince that He is referring to that is coming, would that be Satan or the anti-Christ? Was not Satan already there?

A. The prince of this world is Satan. He was already in the world, but Jesus was referring specifically to the men who would soon come to arrest and crucify Him. They would be doing Satan’s will. Though Jesus could have freed Himself at any moment along the way, He chose to let Himself be taken into custody to fulfill His part of the Everlasting Covenant, which was to die for the sins of the people.

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