Before we can really understand Jesus’ mission we have to first understand the rebellion of Satan. It is the rebellion of Satan that gives context to the mission of Jesus Christ. Satan is absolutely opposed to the will of God. He is dedicated to hindering God’s work at every turn. Clinton Gill in his commentary on the letters of John wrote; “The devil sins as a matter of principle…” (Hereby We Know: A Study of the Epistles of John, p. 79). While God’s character can be described in the word love, Satan’s character can be summed up with the word rebellion. Satan is the greatest sinner.  He is committed to opposing to the will of God.

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