Even the devil can quote the Scriptures

My reaction this news report is this: even the devil can quote the Scriptures.

From Luke 4:1-13:

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. He ate nothing at all during those days, and when they were over, he was famished. The devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.’ Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, “One does not live by bread alone.”‘

Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And the devil said to him, ‘To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please. If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.’ Jesus answered him, ‘It is written, “Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.”‘

Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, “He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you”, and “On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.”‘

Jesus answered him, ‘It is said, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”‘ When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time.

Incidentally, you may want to watch Repertory Philippines’ production of Altar Boyz. Read my impressions here. Guaranteed laugh, I tell you.

2 thoughts on “Even the devil can quote the Scriptures

  1. “God-centered-governance?!”
    Oh yea! Pinas needs more hypocrisy!
    The second they god-center anything in the government the country will die. And i personally would get the heck out of there before the whole nations crumbles and shatters into piece of raw evil, corruption, greed and stupidity..

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