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It is based on the understanding that some aspects of the Prophecy given by Ezekiel against the King of Tyre are more correctly directed at the demonic influence empowering that King identified to be Satan himself and the influence the KJV has had on the formation of Pentecostal doctrine. Consider: 12 “Son of man, raise a lamentation over the king of ...


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This would depend on how one views God "saying" something. Do you mean a direct quote of the Lord speaking, or a verse from the Bible itself (God's Word)? If we look for word-for-word quotes by the Lord Himself, there are none that explicitly state what the fallen angels were guilty of, hence the difficulty there. However, looking through Scripture there is ...


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Isaiah 14:12-15 is probably the closest the Bible gets to describing what the devil's sin was: How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the ground, which did weaken the nations! For you have said in your heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the ...


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I have found nowhere in the Bible where it says that Satan became sinful, or why the other Angels that followed him were cast out of Heaven. There are some clues which we find that tell us about their ejection. And it appears possible that they were created as evil beings. All Scripture is quoted from the King James version unless otherwise noted. ...


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God's message to King Saul through prophet Samuel, after Saul disobeys God, is: 1 Samuel 15:22-23 (RSVCE) 22 And Samuel said, “Has the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams. 23 For rebellion is as the ...


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Here's the passage where Satan tempts Jesus in this way: Matthew 4:8-10 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the ...


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The ordering of the Christian angelic hierarchy in choirs, according to St. Thomas Aquinas in Summa Theologica (1225–1274) [as noted by @Jesse] is, in descending order: Seraphim, Cherubim, and Thrones; Dominations, Virtues, and Powers; Principalities, and Angels. The place of the Arch-angels is in the heavenly court. Arch-angel meaning being above all ...


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Simply put, he is the ruler of this earth and has great influence. Revelations mentions that he was casted out of heaven with his demons (fallen angels) and was bound to the earth. 1 John 5:19 states that the whole world is lying in the power of the wicked one, otherwise known as the Devil, Satan.


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In her account of the Fall in THE LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST AND BIBLICAL REVELATIONS, Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774-1824) describes the serpent as follows: Among the animals was one that followed Eve more closely than the others. It was a singularly gentle and win- ning, though artful creature. I know of none other to which I might compare it. It ...


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God differentiates evil from Good that he IS. Just as he separated light from darkness. StackExchange differentiates between an increase in reputation and a decrease in repuation. The former by +(green number), and the latter by -(red number). Only God is Good [cf. Mk 10:18] and he alone is creator. Good and evil belong to the knowledge of God [cf. Gn ...


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I know this is an older question, but since there was no selected answer, I thought I'd give it a go. The answer is going to depend a lot on the denomination that is answering, so I will approach this from a purely non-biased, non-denominated, purely Scriptural point of view. Now, are Lucifer and Satan the same being? Yes and no. As an adjective, the Latin ...


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The Sin of Disobedience [stemming from] Pride (the one most oft stated) It is assumed that the readers of this answer know of the Thomists vs. Scotists1 motive for the Incarnation. They both tackle: Would the incarnation would not have taken place at all, had not man sinned? This answer adopts the Scotist view: Jesus Christ was the End of creation ...


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Then there are those (like myself) who will argue whether he has either truly fallen or not yet. However, here is the Christian (assuming Catholic as well) hierarchy of angels, and the likeliness of Satan being/not being one based on Scripture, and not opinion: First Heirarchy (Highest) Seraphim - it's possible, I suppose, however Ezekiel 28 tells us he was ...


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John 10:10. Satan a thief has no right. Jesus bought u and owns u. Satan stole u with deception and has a foothold. breaking into your house allowing other spirits in. etc etc legal right is a teaching from man that wrote a book on his opinion how Satan gains access and the church adoption mans word rather than Gods. mmm smell that coffee . wake up church


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The apostle John uses the word world (Greek transliteration, cosmos) 26 times in 1 John, 2 John, and Revelation (NIV). Here's how he unpacks the word in 1 John 2:16,17: "For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and ...


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One particular Scriptural reference you haven't given is in Job 1:6–12 One day, when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, the satan also came among them. The LORD said to the satan, "Where have you been?" Then the satan answered the LORD and said, "Roaming the earth and patrolling it." The LORD said to the satan, "Have you ...


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You are correct in your assertion that the King of Babylon does refer to a man. However; the reference to Lucifer may in fact be a comparison to the wickedness of Lucifer, which is a name given to Satan prior to his rebellion in Heaven. Where we find that Satan, who has many names in the Bible, is a fallen Angel comes from Jesus and Revelation: All ...


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Well it is worth mentioning that the devil was behind those evil kings and them having those beliefs of being gods opposed to God was because the devil was fueling them and or using them. As far as scripture goes when thoes things were said of those kings it was in regard to both the king and to the devil who was driving them. I also would have to say on ...


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Satan (the Enemy, Adversary, Evil One, etc) never rebelled against God, nor was he (to our knowledge) ever in Heaven or an Angel. The Isaiah 14:12-13 verse is not talking about Satan at all. The word "Lucifer" is derived from the latin "lux ferre", which simply means "Bringer or Light" or "Bringer of Dawn" or similar incantations depending on who you ask. ...


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This seems like your main question: "But if God created Satan (originally) as a good (i.e., sinless) being who only entertained good thoughts, what was the original cause of Satan's evil or sinful thoughts?" That's tough to find a scriptural answer to because the first historically noted thing about Satan was that he was proud. Isaiah 14:12,13 KJV How ...



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