Why did Lucifer become proud

Is Lucifer Satan? Does the fall of Lucifer describe the devil?



There is no verse in the Bible that says “Lucifer is Satan or the devil”, but a close examination of various passages in the Bible shows that Lucifer cannot be any other than the devil. The fall of Lucifer, as described in Isaiah 14:12, is most likely the same as Jesus referred to in Luke 10:18: "I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning"; a fall similar to that in Ezekiel 28.

Isaiah 14:12–18 describes the fall of a “Lucifer” from heaven, a name that also means “morning star”, “son of dawn” or “shining star”. The descriptions show that none other than Satan can be meant. We know from Jesus' own words in Luke 10 that Satan fell from heaven. So when Isaiah refers to Lucifer (in Hebrew helel) who was banished to earth (Isaiah 14:12), it can only be the devil. The reason for his fall is in verses 13 and 14: “But you thought in your heart:“ I will ascend to heaven and exalt my throne above the stars of God, I will sit on the mountain of the assembly in the far north. I want to rise above the high clouds and be like the Most High. ”“ That was always Satan's wish - to be God - and it is precisely this temptation that he used in the Garden of Eden to make Eve face God to disobey: "and you will be like God" (Genesis 3: 5).

Ezekiel 28 is also believed to establish a connection to Lucifer / Satan. Although it begins with Ezekiel being instructed by God to “sing a lament for the king of Tire” (v. 12), a blasphemous and wicked king, it soon becomes clear that the passage also refers to the power behind that king - Satan. Verse 13 says, "You were in Eden, in the garden of God". However, the king of Tire was certainly never in Eden. Verse 14 says: "You were a shining, shielding cherub and I had set you on the holy mountain". Obviously Lucifer / Satan had the position of a guardian angel in heaven "in the midst of the fiery stones", whereby a shiny jewel is meant here as in other heavenly descriptions (Exodus 24:10; Revelation 21: 18-21). Since the king of Tire was never in heaven either, this can only be a description of Lucifer. The rest of the passage describes the reason he was cast out of heaven. Because of his beauty, his heart became proud and his wisdom corrupted (Ezekiel 28:17). Pride in his perfection, wisdom, and beauty (v. 12) became the cause of his downfall, and God cast him to the earth (v. 17). This is what Jesus saw in heaven before he became a human (Luke 10:18).

In summary, Lucifer was banished from heaven because of his sin of pride and his desire to be God. Jesus said he saw when Satan was cast out of heaven. Hence we can conclude that Lucifer and Satan are one and the same.

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Is Lucifer Satan? Does the fall of Lucifer describe the devil?
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