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'Get behind me, Satan!, for you are not on the side of God, but of man'. The reaso...


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'Get behind me, Satan!, for you are not on the side of God, but of man'. The reason for this sharp rebuke was that the addressee

Options

A)
confessed that Jesus is the Christ
B)
wanted to dissuade Jesus from dying on the cross
C)
desired to be at the right hand of Christ when he begins to rule
D)
wanted Jesus to worship him

The correct answer is B.

Explanation:

This question is about a conversation between Jesus and someone who is addressed as Satan. The question is asking why Jesus rebuked Satan sharply.

The options are:

A. Confessed that Jesus is the Christ

B. Wanted to dissuade Jesus from dying on the cross (Correct)

C. Desired to be at the right hand of Christ when he begins to rule

D. Wanted Jesus to worship him

The correct answer is option B, which states that Satan wanted to dissuade Jesus from dying on the cross.

Jesus rebuked Satan because he was trying to prevent Jesus from fulfilling his mission of dying on the cross for the sins of humanity. Jesus recognized that Satan's intentions were not aligned with God's will but with man's desires.

This incident is an example of the spiritual battle between good and evil, and Jesus' unwavering commitment to following God's plan.

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