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2 Corinthians 4:4
THE GOD OF THIS CENTURY (Mark 3:22; John 12:31, 14:30; Eph 2:2, 6:12; 1 John 5:19) HAS BLINDED THE UNDERSTANDINGS OF THE UNBELIEVERS. Satan, who is against God, exercises a limited and temporary but very real sovereignty (Mt 4:9; Lk 4:6) during "this present evil age" (Gal 1:4). This dominion extends over all those who devote sincere obedience to any cause that compromises the eternal purpose of God's grace. Thus, even the Law, being misinterpreted and misused by Jewish legalists, could become a demonic force and lead a fanatical Saul of Tarsus to persecute God's church (1 Cor. 15:9). In the same way, "the princes of this world … have crucified the Lord of glory" (1 Cor. 2:6). Such "princes of the darkness of this age" (Eph 6:12), over whom Christ triumphed (Col 2:15), prevent the light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ from shining upon those who refuse consciously to believe, which is the image of God. Thus, as they are blind to Christ, God remains hidden from them.