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Origins of Evil #2

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Origins of Evil

Who is Satan, the devil? What is he? Where does he come from? Well, most people identify him with the Lucifer of the Bible who is mentioned in the 14th chapter of Isaiah. It says:

How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How are you cut down to the ground, who 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 mount of the congregation, in the farthest sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet you shall be brought down to sheol, to the sides of the pit.

Isaiah 14:12–15 KJ2000

Before we can understand this interpretation, we have to understand where angels come from in the first place—and why they even exist. We’ll find a fascinating discourse on the subject in the beginning of the Epistle to the Hebrews.

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Ronald L. Dart

Ronald L. Dart (1934–2016) — People around the world have come to appreciate his easy style, non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.

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