• Ok I was sneaky. The first problem is that Lucifer is a Latin name. So how did it find its way into a Hebrew manuscript, written before there was a Roman language? To find the answer, a consulted scholar at the library of the Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati was asked "What Hebrew name was Satan given in this chapter of Isaiah, which describes the angel who fell to become the ruler of hell? The answer was a surprise. In the original Hebrew text, the fourteenth chapter of Isaiah is not about a fallen angel, but about a fallen Babylonian king, who during his lifetime had persecuted the children of Israel. It contains no mention of Satan, either by name or reference. The Hebrew scholar could only speculate that some early Christian scribes, writing in the Latin tongue used by the Church, had decided for themselves that they wanted the story to be about a fallen angel, a creature not even mentioned in the original Hebrew text, and to whom they gave the name "Lucifer." Why Lucifer? In Roman astronomy, Lucifer was the name given to the morning star (the star we now know by another Roman name, Venus). The morning star appears in the heavens just before dawn, heralding the rising sun. The name derives from the Latin term lucem ferre, bringer, or bearer, of light." In the Hebrew text the expression used to describe the Babylonian king before his death is Helal, son of Shahar, which can best be translated as "Day star, son of the Dawn." The name evokes the golden glitter of a proud king's dress and court (much as his personal splendor earned for King Louis XIV of France the appellation, "The Sun King"). The scholars authorized by ... King James I to translate the Bible into current English did NOT use the original Hebrew texts, but used versions translated ... largely by St. Jerome in the fourth century. Jerome had 'mistranslated' the Hebraic metaphor, "Day star, son of the Dawn," as "Lucifer," and over the centuries a metamorphosis took place. Lucifer the morning star became a disobedient angel, cast out of heaven to rule eternally in hell. Theologians, writers, and poets interwove the myth with the doctrine of the Fall, and in Christian tradition Lucifer is now the same as Satan, the Devil, and --- ironically --- the Prince of Darkness. So "Lucifer" is nothing more than an ancient Latin name for the morning star, the bringer of light.
    • pugwashjw65
      How can Satan be the ' ruler' of hell [ Hades ] when the Bible says this... (Revelation 20:10) And the Devil who was misleading them was hurled into the lake of fire and sulfur, where both the wild beast and the false prophet already were; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. His END is here, not his rulership...and anyway, the ' hot place' is a euphemism for destruction / elimination...
  • There is evil in the world, for all know of that. Satan is behind all of it, for he uses man's depravity.
  • Satan does exist. Next thing you know your going to say God doesnt exist or that he didnt come to earth in flesh by Jesus also. It states it in the Bible that there is a Satan, he was thrown from Heaven.
    • ReiSan
      The Satan, God and Jesus do nnot exist. The Bible is merely crude ancient fiction.
  • Really what if the minion is a distant solar system,only time.
  • "The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist"
  • Actually Satan does exist. Along with his demons--which I have had a first hand encounter with, and been freed from by the power of Jesus Christ. If you're looking for physical "evidence", I have plenty of it, email me for the story. Let me quote Billy Graham: "Yes, the devil is real. He is not just a symbol for evil, nor is he an imaginary figure that people dreamed up to explain the existence of evil. Evil is real—and so is Satan or the devil. "Don't picture Satan, however, the way the cartoons do—as a comic figure with a red suit and a pitchfork who bothers people sometimes but otherwise has little influence. Satan is a very powerful cosmic spiritual personality who has one goal: to stop God's work wherever it is taking place. To accomplish this he schemes and works every way he can, and he is behind all the evil that takes place in the world. His name—Satan—literal ly means "Adversary"—an d that is what he is: our adversary." "The devil works to deceive us and convince us that his promises are true and God's Word is a lie. Jesus said that the devil 'was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies' (John 8:44)." "If you are a Christian, Satan hates you because he lost what you now have, and that is eternal life with Jesus Christ in heaven forever! If you are not a Christian, he still hates you, and will try to trick you into not believing and accepting Jesus Christ into your heart." "More than that, the devil works to deceive us and convince us that his promises are true and God's Word is a lie. Jesus said that the devil "was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies" (John 8:44). Don't ever take Satan lightly! "But one other thing needs to be said about the devil: He is a defeated foe! By His death and resurrection Jesus Christ conquered all the forces of death and Hell and Satan, and when we belong to Christ, we are safe from all these terrors forever. Make sure of your salvation by giving your life to Christ today."
    • Thinker
      For more information on the existence of the Devil (aka satin, Lucifer and several more) read the Book of Enoch.
  • Of course I realize it. The is no evidence for the supernatural.
  • Not everyone, though, has stopped believing that Satan is real. “The devil is still alive and at work in the world,” said Pope John Paul II in a recent speech in Italy. Is the pope correct? If so, Satan is in a good position to do what he wants in the world. If people do not believe in his existence, they will not oppose him. No wonder Cardinal Ratzinger, a foremost Vatican authority on doctrine, stated: “The devil can take refuge in his favorite element, anonymity.” Does Satan really exist? If we believe the Bible, we have to answer yes! Satan is referred to many times by name in that inspired record. For example, the Bible writer Paul, warning of “false apostles” and “deceitful workers” in the ranks of the Christian congregation, wrote: “And no wonder, for Satan himself keeps transforming himself into an angel of light.” Paul viewed Satan as an intelligent, deceptive personage.—2 Corinthians 11:13, 14. Why is it, then, that Satan’s existence is not taken seriously by most people today? Likely, it is a reflection of the spirit of the age. Living as we do in what some have called the post-Christian era, atheism, hedonism, materialism, and communism have replaced religious faith in many societies. Millions of people no longer believe in God, viewing his existence as unnecessary to their personal philosophies. And they have discarded Satan along with God. Some religious people in Christendom, even though they claim to believe in God, feel that belief in Satan is out-of-date in this 20th century. It is noteworthy, however, that rejecting God is by no means new. Some 3,000 years ago, the Hebrew poet David wrote: “The senseless one has said in his heart: ‘There is no Jehovah.’ They have acted ruinously, they have acted detestably in their dealing.” (Psalm 14:1; 53:1) In another place he stated: “The wicked one according to his superciliousness makes no search; all his ideas are: ‘There is no God.’” (Psalm 10:4) Even back then, people acted as if God did not exist. And the logical conclusion must have been that if there is no God, there can be no Satan.
  • I don't believe he/she exists, no.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      You will believe when you see him. But, if Satan doesn't exist, then you have nothing to worry about. So rejoice.
  • The Bible says otherwise... (Job 2:1) Afterward the day came when the sons of the true God entered to take their station before Jehovah, and Satan also entered among them to take his station before Jehovah.
    • mushroom
      In Hebrew, sah-TAHN means an adversary and is also used as a verb in Numbers 22:22 and Numbers 22:32. David is an adversary to the Phillistines in 1 Samuel 29:4, but he is not transformed into the proper noun Satan.
  • You want a bet? Yes, he does exist.
  • It is no surprise that Satanic symbols are everywhere. We live in a world that is inundated with symbols and symbolism. John 12:31 "Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out."
    • Rick
      A Satanic symbol is in a new king james bible I have it is the symbol for 666. I stopped reading it years ago not only because of the symbol it is also because words are changed to change the meaning of God's words. They removed the symbol but left the words the same.
    • Jenny_Rizzo
      I don't read newer versions. They only lead to confusion among believers. I read and post the King James Version. The New King James bible has many alterations.
  • Kidding? Who's that red guy who shows up at my place with horns and a tail?
    • mushroom
      Jon Lovitz?
    • Vittorio 'Sam' Manunta-Lowell
  • That is where evil came from.
  • What's it to you what people choose to believe in? If it makes them feel comfortable to believe it exists then mind your own damn business.
  • Yes, I have known that all of my life. God, Jesus and The Satan are merely characters in bad Jewish fiction.
  • The book of Job says otherwise... (Job 2:1) Afterward the day came when the sons of the true God entered to take their station before Jehovah, and Satan also entered among them to take his station before Jehovah. To say otherwise is to make yourself an enemy of Jehovah... (Psalm 53:1) The foolish one says in his heart:

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