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Is Satan an Archangel or an Angel?

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Some believe Satan is an archangel, but one may search Genesis and read on until the end of Revelation, but one would never read that Satan is an archangel. In order to discover any information about Satan being an archangel, one must read extra-biblical literature. It simply is not in the Bible.

What about an angel? If Satan is not an archangel could he be an angelic being? Well, 2Corinthians 11:14 might be claimed by some to say so.

2 Corinthians 11:14 KJV (14) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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The Invincible, Omnipresent Satan

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Concerning Satan, we Christians paint a picture of an almost invincible creature, whose only rival is God. We envision him at battle with the Son of God in chapter 4 of both Matthew and Luke, and wonder what would have happened if our Lord was tripped up and made a meal out of those stones. I remember reading somewhere, concerning the trial of Jesus, of the writer’s surprise that Jesus didn’t cast Himself off the pinnacle of the Temple. The writer believed such an act would have shown that Jesus had great power and would have attracted many to God. Of course, all this is nonsense for there never was a real contest in the sense that Christ might have failed, but we love a drama and love to exalt the power of Satan. Some men seem to make a business out of casting out Satan and binding him up. They make up a really nifty package that could have top billing on the sci-fy channel. They mold their ideas to attract people to a religious sideshow. I can go on and on, but I should stop here. When I begin to enjoy the put-downs, it is time to stop. I must be careful, because I know such criticism offends some who are caught in their snares. Nevertheless, I have very little patience with people who believe they can preach Christ by exalting the power of Satan, and in so doing, exalt themselves by binding him up and casting him out …through Christ of course. I must not forget to add through Christ, though sometimes it is difficult to believe his precious name has anything to do with how these men parade themselves before the crowds of people, who are attracted to their spectacle. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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God Almighty in Revelation Chapter 5!

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As we come to Revelation 5 we find Jesus is sitting upon the throne just as we had seen in chapter-4.[1] Some may conclude that he is with his Father on the throne in both chapters, but the text doesn’t say this. Others may say, if we see Jesus, we see the Father as well; therefore, the Father is on the throne in Revelation 4 and in chapter-5 as well. Yet, we aren’t told anything like this, and we need to be careful not to read too much into the text. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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