the devil and his lies Hi there, in the bible we have an account of the devil tempting Jesus in the desert. In that account it says that the devil said to Jesus that all the world's empires and kingdom had been given to him. Is that the truth, or is that a lie? I ask, because in the NT epistles, particularly in those from Paul, great emphasis is given that public servants and kings and officials of government are all instituted by God. Jesus also says that the devil is a liar and a murderer. So what I'm asking is, when the devil is tempting Jesus, is he using half truths, or complete lies that contain no truth whatsoever?