The Bible

Satan operates on Earth

Scripture describes this present time in which we live as an evil age and Satan is called “the god of this world,” Eph. 5:16; 2 Cor. 4:4.

On several occasions, Satan is revealed to be the ruler or god of this present age and the world system that dominates our present world.

Now judgment is upon this world (Greek, kosmos); now the ruler of this world shall be cast out. John 12:31

I will not speak much more with you, for the ruler of the world (Greek, kosmos) is coming, and he has nothing in Me. John 14:30

and concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world (Greek, kosmos) has been judged. John 16:11

In whose case the god of this world (aiwn, “age”) has blinded the minds of the unbelieving 2 Corinthians 4:4

In which you formerly walked according to the course (aiwn) of this world (kosmos), according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Ephesians 2:2

In his temptation of Christ, Satan declared, “I will give You all this domain and its glory; for it has been handed over to me, and I give it to whomever I wish” (Luke 4:5).

Of course, God is sovereign and omnipotent, but in accord with God’s eternal purposes, as discussed previously, the Bible does teach us that this present world is Satan’s domain and under his authority.