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What does the BIBLE say about Satan (Lucifer, Devil)
You know what the word "devil" means? It means slanderer. -Adrian Rogers, How to Break Satan's Strongholds in your Life-
Other names the Bible calls Satan
Abaddon, Accuser, Adversary, Angel of light, Angel of the bottomless pit, Anointed covering cherub, Antichrist, Apollyon, Beast, Beelzebub, Belial, Deceiver, Devil, Dragon, Enemy, Evil One, Father of Lies, God of this age, King of Babylon, King of the bottomless pit, King of Tyre, Lawless one, Leviathan, Liar, Little horn, Lucifer, Man of sin, Murderer, Power of darkness, Prince of the power of the air, Roaring lion, Ruler of the darkness, Ruler of demons, Ruler of this world, Satan, Serpent of old, Son of perdition, Star, Tempter, Thief, Wicked one [Read more Names of Satan]
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Satan's Description and Deeds
Lucifer, Father of Lies, Accuser, Tempter, Thief
Writer: Betty Miller | bibleresources.org/satan
Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. 2 Corinthians 2:11
Who is Satan
Before we discuss some of the devices of Satan, we first need to know who he is.
The name "Satan" comes from a Hebrew word signifying an adversary, an enemy, and an accuser.
In God's Word, we discover that Satan is God's enemy and is against all for which God stands. He is the archenemy of good.
Surprising as it may seem to some, Satan was not always evil. In the beginning, he was an angel created in perfection and beauty. Angels were given a will with a free moral choice, and "Lucifer" (Satan's name before he was cast out of heaven) chose to do evil and rebelled against God. He was cast out of heaven to the earth because of his sin. His present domain is limited to the earth and hell.
How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine 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 sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. Isaiah 14:12-15
Satan's sins were pride and covetousness. He desired God's throne and set his will against God's will. Five times he said, "I will" in this portion of Scripture. This is still man's sin today: the refusal to do God's will, with the same attitude of "I will." Satan chose to rebel and it brought him down to hell. Men are making the same choice today and those who rebel will ultimately go down to the pit (hell) with the devil.
Lucifer had been gifted with beauty and had walked upon the holy mountain of God. But even with all this, he was not content with his position and by trying to usurp God's authority, sin entered into him when he attempted to overthrow God's kingdom.