Origin, History, and
Destiny of Satan
any others than the human family sinned?
God spared not the
angels that sinned. 2 Peter 2:4.
What is the one led
the angels to sin called?
Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the
devil and his angels. Matthew 25:41.
Note He is also
called the dragon, that old
Lucifer. (Revelation 12:9; Isaiah
What was Satans
condition when created?
Thou were perfect
in thy ways from the day that thou was created,
till iniquity was found in thee. Ezekiel
Note Under the
figure of the king of Tyrus the prophet Ezekiel
describes him thus: Thou sealest up the
sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou
hast been in Eden the garden of God; every
precious stone was thy covering
workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was
prepared in thee in the day that thou wast
created. Thou art the anointed cherub that
covereth; and I have set thee so; thou wast upon
the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and
down in the midst of the stones of fire.
Ezekiel 28: 12-14.
Thus, it was evident that
Satan was a high and exalted angel before he fell
a masterpiece of wisdom and beauty. The reference
to his tabrets and pipes
probably means that he led the angelic host in
song. In the earthy sanctuary, the covering
cherubim overshadowed the mercy seat. (Exodus
25:16-22; Hebrews 9:3-5; Psalms 99:1.)
of Satans Fall
unholy, ambitious spirit led to Satans
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. Isaiah 14:13,14. Thine heart
was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast
corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy
brightness. Ezekiel 28:17.
What does Solomon say
precedes destruction and a fall?
Pride goeth before
destruction, and a haughty spirit before a
fall. Proverbs 16:18.
Under the figure of the
king of Babylon, how does the prophet Isaiah
describe Satans fall?
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! Isaiah 14:12.
was Satan cast from his high position?
Thou hast sinned:
therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the
mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O
covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of
fire. Ezekiel 28:16.
How is the conflict
And there was war
in heaven: Michael [Christ] and his angels fought
against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his
angels, and prevailed not; neither was their
place found any more in heaven. And the great
dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the
Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole
world: he was cast out into the earth, and his
angels were cast out with him. Revelation
what terms did Christ refer to Satans fall?
I beheld Satan as
lightening fall from heaven. Luke 10:18.
what figurative terms did Peter describe the fate
of the rebellious angels?
God spared not the
angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell,
and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be
reserved unto judgment. 2 Peter 2:4.
Since The Fall
What has been the
character of Satan since the fall?
The devil sinneth
from the beginning. 1 John 3:8.
the devil ever in the truth?
He was a murderer
from the beginning, and abode not in the truth,
because there is no truth in him. John
Note This implies
that Satan, once in the truth, did not remain
besides a murderer did Christ say Satan is?
He is a liar, and
the father of it. Verse 44.
What did God tell Adam
and Eve would be the result if they transgressed
by partaking of the forbidden fruit?
Thou shalt surely
die. Genesis 2:17.
did Satan say to Eve through the serpent?
Ye shall not surely
die. Genesis 3:4.
Note This, as far
as the record shows, was the first lie a
direct denial of the word of God. By persuading
Eve to accept and believe it, Satan led our first
parents to commit sin; as the wages of sin
is death, by it, also, he caused their
death, and so became, in reality, the first
murderer. A lie, therefore, is a twin brother to
murder, and one of the most hateful things to
God, the God of truth. (See Proverbs 6:16-19;
12:19.) All liars shall have their part in
the lake which burneth with fire and
brimstone. Revelation 21:8. (See also
Revelation 21:27; 22:15.)
has been the result of sins entrance into
By one man sin
entered into the world, and death by sin;
by one mans disobedience many were
made sinners. Romans 5:12, 19.
The whole world lieth in wickedness.
1 John 5:19. In Adam all die. 1
Christ came to redeem man, what did Satan do?
He was there in the
wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan.
Mark 1:13. See also Matthew 4:1-11.)
severely was Christ during His earthy life
tempted of Satan?
[He was] touched
with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in
all points tempted like we are, yet without
sin. Hebrews 4:15.
has the church suffered since the days of Christ?
And the dragon
[Satan] saw that he was cast unto the earth, he
persecuted the woman [the church].
millions of the people of God have been put to
death under pagan and papal persecutions, all of
which have been instigated by Satan.
the remnant church to feel his wrath, and why?
And the dragon was
wroth with the woman, and went to make war with
the remnant of her seed, which keep the
commandments of God, and the testimony of Jesus
Christ. Revelation 12:17.
what agency will Satan cause deception in the
And I beheld
another beast coming up out of the earth; and he
deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by
means of those miracles which he had power to do
in the sight of the beast. Revelation
Note This, we
understand, refers to spiritualistic
manifestations and miracles to be wrought to
fasten men in error and deception.
will influence the nations to gather for the
battle of the day of God?
They are the
spirits of devils, working miracles which go
forth unto the kings of the earth and of the
whole world, to gather them to the battle of that
great day of God Almighty. Revelation
Millennium And Doom
how long is Satan to be bound at the Second
hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is
the Devil, and Satan, and bound him for a
thousand years. Revelation 20:1,2.
is to take place at the close of the thousand
And when the
thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed
out of his prison, and shall go out to deceive
the nations which are in the four quarters of the
earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to
battle. Revelation 20: 7,8.
evil career began in rebellion against God in
heaven, and ends in rebellion against God on
is the final fate of Satan and his host?
the camp of the saints about, and the beloved
city: and fire came down from God out of heaven,
and devoured them. Revelation 20:9.
Defeat Or Victory
are Christians warned against Satans
Be sober, be
vigilant; because the adversary the devil, as a
roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may
devour; whom resist steadfast in the faith.
1 Peter 5:8,9. Resist the devil, and he
will flee from you. James 4:7.
will men be allowed to fall under the delusion of
received not the love of the truth that they
might be saved. And for this cause God shall send
them strong delusion, that they should believe
the lie: that they might be damned who believed
not the truth, but had pleasure in
unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12.
Why did Christ partake
of our nature?
Forasmuch then as
the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he
also himself likewise took part of the same; that
through death he might destroy him that had power
of death, that is, the devil. Hebrews 2:14.
was Christs weapon against Satan?
The Word of God. It
is written. (See Matthew 4:4-10.)
Note The Word of
God is the sword of the Spirit.
(Ephesians 6:17.) If Christ met and vanquished
the enemy with this, so also may we.
Sin originated in the
heart of Lucifer, one of heavens most
exalted beings. Through seductive influence and
traitorous insinuations, he enticed 1/3 of the
heavenly host to join his rebellion against God.
to the prison house of this desolate and
depopulated old world at the end of time, Satan
has a thousand years in which to contemplate the
ruinous results of his rebellion against the
government of God. Satan and his evil host will
churn with extreme anxiety over the redemptive
phase of Gods justice that will be coming.