Like many Christians worldwide, I believe Satan was once an angel and resided in heaven just like all the other angels. My parents taught me he was among the archangels before he went against God’s will and was cast out of heaven to roam on Earth. As a Christian, I had always thought about this and asked myself, what was Satan’s name when he was an angel?
The Bible suggests that Lucifer was Satan’s name when he was an angel before he defied God and chased from heaven. However, the name Lucifer has only been used once in the Bible in the Book of Isaiah 14:12. Just like everyone else, Satan’s name had meaning, and he meant the morning star or the light bearer. However, Lucifer has not been said to be the angel’s name that became Satan. But since it is mentioned in the context of being cast out of heaven as Satan was, many scholars believe this was Satan’s name.
In this article, I will discuss the life of Satan when he was still an angel. The role that he performed as an angel and the circumstances that led to his explosion from heaven. The thought that Satan was once an angel has always baffled me. I have also always wanted to know what his name was as an angel as well as what his role was in heaven. Read on to find the answers to this and many more questions surrounding Satan’s life when he was an angel.
Where in the Bible can I get Satan’s name while he was an angel?
While he was an angel, Satan’s name has only been used once in the Bible and can be found in the book of Isaiah 14:12. However, it is essential to note that the angel in question from the passage has not been directly linked to being Lucifer. The context of the angel’s fall from heaven is associated with the same instance that Satan was cast out of heaven by God. Therefore, we cannot say with absolute certainty that the angel in question is Satan.
The Bible has often referred to Satan before his fall from grace in many ways and names. For instance, in the book of Ezekiel 28:12-17, Satan is referred to as the King of Tyre, which describes his fall from heaven similarly to the Book of Isaiah. However, many biblical scholars believe that the angel that is described in the Book of Isaiah is one that we have come to call Satan. Since there has never been any contradicting evidence to this conclusion, many have come to accept Lucifer as the name of Satan when he was an angel.
Why does the Bible call Lucifer Samuel?
The Bible does not call Lucifer Samuel. However, the nature of Samuel’s duties makes him be accorded the same traits as Lucifer. He is believed to often have bad duties that bring pain and suffering to the people of Earth. In some instances, he has also been referred to as a patron of the Roman empire, which is known to be sinful and full of other vices. Jews also believe that he is the angel of death and is considered a fallen angel, but he remains in the service of God. He is thought to be loyal to the divine rules but majors in enforcing what many see as the dark side of the Christian faith. He is believed to have been the snake that tempted Eve in the Garden of Eden in the book of Genesis.
Was Lucifer the light bringer when he was an angel?
The name Lucifer directly translates to the light bringer in Latin, the earliest language the Bible was translated into. In the Old Testament, the Book of Isaiah suggests that Lucifer is also referred to as the “morning star” by Isaiah. This implies that Lucifer brought light to where he went. This is backed by the fact that Lucifer was an Archangel. This simply means that he was a high-ranking angel in heaven before he led many other angels to overthrow God, as many believe. Due to his high rank and the meaning of his name, we can assume that he indeed brought light when he was an angel.
What was Lucifer’s role in heaven when he was still an angel?
The Bible suggests that Lucifer’s role was to be a guardian, which simply means that he had the part of protecting, and in addition to that, him being an angel meant that his primary role was to serve God in heaven. As well we have come to know Lucifer was a high-ranking angel in heaven before he decided to oppose God and was later cast out of heaven. Before this, Lucifer was known as a guardian, and this is seen in the book of Ezekiel, where he has been referred to as a guardian a couple of times. Ezekiel 28: 14, 28: 16
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