Anonymous: You're a Christian, right? Well, why is God the King of Kings when He specifically says in scripture that satan is the king of this world?
I am a Christian.
And thanks so much for submitting this question. I apologize that I have taken soooo long to respond.
Well, first off, it is important to look at where in scripture Satan is referred to as the king of this world. I believe you are referring to Ephesians 2:2 where Paul is explaining what it means to be made new in Christ. He states that ”you used to live (in sin) when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.”
This reference to Satan as the ruler of the kingdom of the air, or king of this world as stated in some translations, means that the idols and sins of this world are contrary to what life in Christ is like. Hence, when Christ came into the world he stated that the ways of men were wicked. John 3:19 states “This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.”
This simply means that satan is “king of this world” because men do not want to acknowledge their own wickedness.
God, on the other hand, is King of Kings and always has been. Even though Satan has much influence, he does not have the power and authority that God does.
I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show me the wonders of your great love,
you who save by your right hand
those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
hide me in the shadow of your wings.