As a pastor and believer, I raise my kids in a Christian way, teaching them God’s word. Due to their curiosity to learn more about God, they sometimes download Christian-related movies during their free time.
The other day, I found them watching the famous series called Lucifer. I took my time to explain that some of the characters depicted in the movie are not biblical.
I remember my son asking me, “Does Lucifer have a twin brother in the Bible?”
No. The Bible does not suggest that Lucifer has a twin brother. Ezekiel 28:13 speculates that Lucifer was an angel created by God. Biblical scholars, therefore, argue that since he was not born like humans, he did not have a twin.
In this article, I invite you to join me as we examine what the Bible says regarding Lucifer having a sibling. Keep reading to find out whether Lucifer and Michael are brothers in the Bible and much more!
Does the Bible say Lucifer had siblings?
No. There is nowhere in the Bible that says Lucifer had siblings. What the Bible makes clear is that Lucifer was an angel (Ezekiel 28: 14) that defied God and was cast out of heaven (Revelation 12:7-12).
Due to the lack of a clear record in the Bible, people have different views on this. Some speculate that since Lucifer was one of the angels created by God, all of the angels created in heaven are his siblings.
However, others argue that Lucifer does not have siblings since angels do not have families like humans. They suggest that angels were directly created by God; they do not have mothers, fathers, sisters, or brothers.
Based on this view, angels cannot procreate like humans or even marry. This is suggested in Matthew 22:30, “For in the resurrection they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven.”
Are Lucifer and Michael Twins in the Bible?
No. The Bible does not suggest that Lucifer and Michael are twins. This misconception became popular due to the series Lucifer, which depicts Lucifer and Michael as twins.
Many Biblical scholars suggest that the two are not twins since they do not have familial relationships. They believe that they were both directly created by God.
Scientists speculate that for people to be twins, they must be a product of one fertilized egg and must be born. The Bible does not suggest that Lucifer and Michael were born, and therefore the idea of them being twins is not biblical.
The Bible speculates that Lucifer is a fallen angel that led a rebellion against God and now rules over the earth. On the other hand, Michael is believed to be a heavenly archangel with a high ranking in God’s kingdom.
Jude 1:9 suggests that Michael is a holy angel that disputed the body of Moses: “But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.””
Are Lucifer and Michael brothers in the Bible?
The Bible does not suggest that Lucifer and Michael are brothers. It speculates that, unlike humans, angels like Lucifer and Michael were created and not born. Biblical scholars, therefore, argue that due to this, the two are not brothers since angels are not related to one another.
The Holy Book describes Michael as an archangel and Lucifer as a cherub (Ezekiel 28: 12-17).
Jude 1:9 reads, “But when the archangel Michael, contending with the devil, was disputing about the body of Moses, he did not presume to pronounce a blasphemous judgment, but said, “The Lord rebuke you.””
According to the Bible, Michael is an obedient angel who acts as the chief of the army in heaven and is in total submission to the Lord.
Though the Bible does not mention a blood relationship between Michael and Lucifer, it suggests that they engage in a war of Heaven
Revelation 12:7-9 says, “Now war arose in heaven, Michael and his angels fighting against the dragon. And the dragon and his angels fought back, but he was defeated, and there was no longer any place for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.”
In this battle, Michael manages to conquer Satan with God’s help.
As a devout Christian, I have always been passionate about the Christian faith. This inspired me to pursue a degree in Religious studies and a Masters in Theology in college. I have also been privileged to teach 4 Christian courses in a college and university. Since I am dedicated to spreading the word of God, I am actively involved in the Church. Additionally, I share his word online and cover diverse topics on the Christian faith through my platform. You can read more about me on the about us page.