Why were Michael and Satan disputing over the body of Moses?


Jude 1:9

ESV - 9 But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, "The Lord rebuke you.

Clarify Share Report Asked July 01 2013 Mini Anonymous (via GotQuestions)

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Mini Robert Bamford

Consider; Moses, who represents the law, was buried on the non Cannan side of the Jordon by God Himself.
If we now spiritualise the Jordon as being a type of death, and we have passed through death to a new life in Christ, then we can say the law no longer has a claim on us, (Free from the law o' happy condition).
Now if Satan can resurrect Moses, who represts the law, he can get us Christians back under the law and condemn us.
It is only a thought and not a dogma

November 26 2013 Report

Open uri20130306 13234 16pu1tc Peter Ramirez

I just want to express my deep appreciation for the well-thought-out, Biblically sound answers on the other tab. Simple but good answers following some very theological and thought-provoking ones indeed.

Younger, better, and well-trained minds are a premium resource for the rest of us to draw inspiration from. Godly wisdom is priceless.

Thank you all, and God bless.

May 24 2014 Report

Mini Salem Markus Purba

Well, Michael and Satan are celestial beings, only both of them can answer this question why they were disputing over the body of Moses (Jude 1:9).

The point is: as a believers and followers of Jesus, we rely on the power of the LORD to resist our enemy/Satan (1 Peter 5: 8-9) as Michael did:" The LORD rebuke you!".

May 27 2014 Report

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