What Pope Francis Said About Jesus' Temptation in the Desert and Why Like Jesus We Should Not Argue With the Devil


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see cny.org/stories/Dont-Dialogue-With-Satan-Pope-Says,10778
This is the Bible’s account of the temptation: Jesus went into the desert and fasted for 40 days, and was hungry. “And the tempter came and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.’ But he answered, ‘It is written, ’ Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’
Then the devil took him to the holy city, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written, “He will give his angels charge of you,” and "On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, ‘Again it is written, "you shall not tempt the Lord your God.’"
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them; and he said to him, ‘All these I will give you; if you will fall down and worship me.’ And Jesus said to him, ‘Begone, Satan, for it is written, "You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’" (Matthew 4:4-10)


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Jesus had some standing with God that we lack. Even Exorcists don’t argue with Satan, they just cast his minions out.

We ask for defense from Satan, not to do battle with him in dialog. This is just my opinion, others may feel differently.


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