Jesus and Satan

Why do some people say Jesus is Satan? Could this be a form of Satan leading people away from God?

Not knowing the context of your questions, I am wondering if the account from Luke 11:14-28 may have shaped them. Historically, that section of the Bible has served as the gospel lesson for the third Sunday in Lent.

Proceeding with that assumption, Luke 11:14-28 describes how the Lord healed a man who was demon possessed and did not have the ability to speak. Reactions from the people who witnessed the miracle varied. Some Pharisees present (Matthew 12:24) said about Jesus, “By Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons” (Luke 11:15).

How could those people utter such an outrageous statement? Keep in mind that people are naturally blind to the truths of Scripture (1 Corinthians 2:14; Ephesians 2:1; Colossians 2:13). In addition, Satan blinds people to the truth about Jesus Christ. Calling him “the god of this age,” the ruler of this age, the apostle Paul explained that “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4).

If people like you and I can confess Jesus Christ as our Savior, it is only because of the work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts (1 Corinthians 12:3). The Holy Spirit opens eyes (Acts 26:18) to see that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, the promised Savior.

I hope this response addresses the intent of your questions.