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Addressing some of your points

1. 2 Corinthians 4:4 - Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don't believe.

Satan IS the god of this world. He was not a god when he was in heaven. Satan also rules over the 1/3 of the angles in heaven who were also cast out with him according to most interpretations of Revelation. Satan did not rule over them in heaven before his expulsion. Ergo, Satan's powers increased.

Revelation 12:3-4,9 - Then I witnessed in heaven another significant event. I saw a large red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, with seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept away one-third of the stars in the sky, and he threw them to the earth.
The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

2. Jesus died for all sinners, but not apparently for Ananias and Sapphira? Why? Murderers, whores, thieves, even tax collectors, yes, but not for Ananias and Sapphira? Peter struck these people down using the power of God, the same God that he denied three times even existed. John8:7 - "He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her." Peter who was guilty of the same lies X 3 did cast that first stone. Lies are lies. Apples are apples here. You are playing with words. The army of Israel slayed tribes without mercy and out of existence at the expressed command of God through the supposed communication with selective prophets and Him (hearsay). God did not do this butchery himself (why?). They did it in the name of God.

4. I presume nothing except to put beliefs to the test. If God presented himself illogically, not very many would believe in Him. If God revealed Himself to some and not to others, He would not expect these others to believe the same way as the ones that He directly revealed Himself to, nor should He judge them in the same way. If He did, then He would be inconsistent and illogical. How are we suppose to tell the difference between true revelations and charlatans? The answer is by testing everything hearsay to see if it passes the test of consistency. God would never tell you to tell me anything. He would tell me directly. Then the onus would be on me to believe it. If you told me this revelation, I would not be judged by my rejecting hearsay information.

More perhaps later.