is lucifer the devil?
and wasnt lucifer 1nce an arch angel?
- FreedomLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Satan’s fall from heaven is described in Isaiah 14:12-14 and Ezekiel 28:12-18. While these two passages are referring specifically to the king of Babylon and the King of Tyre, they also reference the spiritual power that was behind those kings - Satan. In regards to when Satan fell, these passages describe why Satan fell, but they do not specifically say when the fall occurred. What we do know is this: the angels were created before the earth (Job 38:4-7). Satan fell before he tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden (Genesis 3:1-14). Satan’s fall, therefore, must have occurred somewhere after the time the angels were created and before he tempted Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Whether Satan’s fall occurred a few minutes, hours, or days before he tempted Adam and Eve in the garden, Scripture does not specifically say.
Why did Satan fall from Heaven? Satan fell because of pride. He desired to be God, not to be a servant of God. Notice the many "I will..." statements in Isaiah 14:12-15. Ezekiel 28:12-15 describes Satan as an exceedingly beautiful angel. Satan was likely the highest of all angels, the most beautiful of all of God's creations. Satan was not content in his position. Instead, Satan desired to be God, to essentially "kick God off His throne" and take over the rule of the universe. Satan wanted to be God, and interestingly enough, that is what Satan tempted Adam and Eve with in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1-5). How did Satan fall from Heaven? Actually, a fall is not an accurate description. It would be far more accurate to say that God cast Satan out of Heaven (Isaiah 14:15; Ezekiel 28:16-17).
Recommended Resource: Angels: Elect & Evil by C. Fred Dickason.
- conundrumLv 71 decade ago
No His Not. Who is this Lucifer? The expression “shining one,” or “Lucifer,” is found in what Isaiah prophetically commanded the Israelites to pronounce as a “proverbial saying against the king of Babylon.” Thus, it is part of a saying primarily directed at the Babylonian dynasty. That the description “shining one” is given to a man and not to a spirit creature is further seen by the statement: “Down to Sheol you will be brought.” Sheol is the common grave of mankind—not a place occupied by Satan the Devil. Moreover, those seeing Lucifer brought into this condition ask: “Is this the man that was agitating the earth?” Clearly, “Lucifer” refers to a human, not to a spirit creature.—Isaiah 14:4, 15, 16.Source(s): BIBLE
- mathaownyLv 61 decade ago
No. Lucifer was not synonomous with Satan until the middle ages when St. Jerome and others started claiming the two were the same. It was a erroneously translated document from the Old Testament that caused people to believe that Lucifer had anything to do with Satan. So until the middle ages, Satan and Lucifer were two entirely different beings-- we now have St. Jerome to thank for the confusion. Lucifer means "Bringer of Light".
- 1 decade ago
Lucifer was (is) an Angel. Contrary to popular belief, Lucifer was not Cast out of heaven, he just left. The Devil on the otherhand is a personification of all that is contrary to God's will. So on one hand, the answer is yes... because of the definition of the Devil, however, is Lucifer THE devil... no.
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- kiwi_mum1966Lv 51 decade ago
Yes to both questions. Lucifer was once a beautiful cherub (arch angel) an angel of light. There are only two cherubim left, Michael and Gabriel. They are the only angels who have wings and are in the shape of a man, by the way. But when he (Satan) got jealous and turned evil, God changed his name to Satan, which means 'red'. He actually changed colour and turned red. Spirit beings (angels) have one choice, unlike us, they can change their minds only once. And Satan chose the wrong way, he can never change back.
- judysbookshopLv 41 decade ago
He was called 'light'. That's what the name Lucifer means. Yes, he became the devil
- UniqueLv 51 decade ago
yes he is, Devil(Satan) means deceiver slander, he deceived Eve into eating the fruit, He was an angel, but he wanted to be just like god he wanted people to serve him.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
No, Lucifer was his name ,when he was an angel , his name now is satan.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Nope only Bush
- anselmoLv 44 years ago
Judaism did no longer improve up in a vacuum. It grew in close touch with Persia, the place the dominant faith of the time grew to become into Mazdaism (Zoroastrianism). those human beings believed that there have been 2 divine brothers, one all sturdy (Ahura Mazda) and one that grew to become into all evil (Angra Mainyu). They have been locked in eternal try against. This grew to become right into a clever way of distancing evil from God. After some years whilst Jews finally grew to become monotheistic, their God grew to become into all sturdy, so additionally they mandatory in charge somebody for evil, and that entity grew to become into Shaitan (whose call ability "The adversary"). yet he grew to become into the tempter, no longer somebody who governed an entire kingdom suggested as Hell crammed with sadistic demons. He in no way occupied a considerable place in Judaism. Christians ran wild with the belief of devil; right here grew to become into the perfect thank you to shift duty from God to a rebellious angel. by ability of excellent judgment God created evil, however the Christians could no longer sq. this with their concept of a completely sturdy God. the difficulty with this fable is that angels have not have been given any unfastened will, so how would desire to devil have rebelled first of all.? Lucifer has an completely distinctive root. As all Christians understand the observe ability gentle Bringer. it truly is an exceedingly curious call for a prince of darkness. interior the Roman worldwide on the time Lucifer grew to become into the Morning megastar, meaning the planet Venus. Venus of direction grew to become into the goddess whose sole divine accountability grew to become into coupling and who fostered coupling everywhere she went. This grew to become right into a horror to the Christians, who recognized intercourse exterior marriage as a bad sin. St. Augustine of Hippo in approximately 420 c.e. wrote that the unique Sin grew to become into lust. After that lust itself grew to become sinful - needed, yet sinful. What a strange faith Catholicism grew to become into.