This article was originally written for Christ Hold Fast. There is an unsung verse in Mark’s Gospel which deserves more attention. In Mark 3, a group of highfalutin scribes “come down from Jerusalem” to lay on Jesus a brazen albeit illogical charge: that he is, in fact, a servant of Satan. Specifically, they accuse him of being “possessed by Beelzebul” and driving out demons “by the ruler of the demons” (Mark 3:22). It’s a curious indictment. They certainly understood that this Jesus possessed uncanny power, for which, until now, they could not rightly account. The scribes cannot deny Jesus’s paranormal influence. It has already been proven in several instances to this point that when Jesus is around, even demons shiver. But they just cannot accept that he is divine. That would not do. That could not do.