The following articles are related to the topic of DEVIL

Who Is Lucifer?

"I have heard the devil referred to as 'Lucifer.' What does this mean and where did this idea come from?" In the King James Version of the Bible, Isaiah 14:12 reads: "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!" The term "Lucifer" was ... read more »

Satan: Everything You’ve Always Wanted to Know, But Were Afraid To Ask

Is Satan an actual living, personal being? Atheists and their near kinsmen, infidel theologians, say "No." For instance, G. B. Gray, a representative of the liberal persuasion, wrote: "If we would fix more exactly on the origin of the Satan, there is much to be said for Marti's suggestion that he is the personification of the self-accusing conscience of Israel" ... read more »

1 Timothy 1:20 – Delivered unto Satan

During the course of his apostolic ministry Paul was forced occasionally to deal with false teachers who were damaging the faith of others. Two of these renegades were Hymenaeus and Alexander, who had made shipwreck of the faith of some.Accordingly, Paul informed Timothy that he "delivered unto Satan" these rebels that "they might be taught not to blaspheme." "This charge ... read more »

Matthew 25:41 – “Jehovah’s Witnesses” and Hell

At the time of the Judgment, Christ will announce to the wicked: "Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels" (Mt. 25:41). There are three important truths suggested in this passage. Note them. The punishment of the wicked will involve separation. "Depart . . . ." (cf. Mt. 7:23). Hell ... read more »

Who Controls the Kingdoms of This World?

How is Luke 4:5-6 to be reconciled with Daniel 4:17? Daniel says God gives the kingdoms of men to whomever He chooses. Satan, however, told Jesus, during one temptation, "All this authority I will give you, and their glory; for this has been delivered to me, and I will give it to whomever I wish." There are a several things ... read more »

The Temptations of Christ

After Jesus was immersed by John, he was led into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil (Matt. 4:1; Mk. 1:12; Lk. 4:1). The exact location of the temptation scene is unknown. What is significant is that the Lord was alone, fasting, tempted, and tested. Jesus' total submission to the will of God was tried from the very beginning ... read more »

The Mormons Seek a Face Lift

Our Mormon friends are opting for a "face lift." They are attempting to phase out the designation "Mormon Church" (which has a cultic connotation in the minds of many), and so popularize themselves with a more "Christian-like" designation. In a recent issue of U.S. News & World Report (March 19, 2001), there appeared an article titled, "Don't call it 'Mormon'" ... read more »

Hell Is a Hot Topic These Days

Some years ago the British philosopher, Bertrand Russell, produced an essay titled, "Why I Am Not A Christian." One of the reasons he cited was the fact that Jesus, the founder of Christianity, believed in hell. When I first read that observation, my inclination was this: "Well, at least Russell understood what Jesus believed about that matter"-which is considerably more ... read more »

Who Is in Control of Death?

"When a Christian loved one dies, folks often say, "God called him home." Yet scripture seems to say that the devil has the "power of death" (Hebrews 2:14). Who does cause death?" Let us first consider several general Bible truths. God is both the author and sustainer of life (Acts 17:25,28; 1 Timothy 6:13). Since Jehovah is all-powerful, he obviously ... read more »

What Is the Morning Star of Revelation 2:28?

"Please explain this passage: 'I will give him the morning star' (Revelation 2:28). What is the 'morning star'?" This passage embraces one of the seven promises from Christ to those who "overcome" (the trials and temptations of life), and thus remain loyal to him to the end (see: Rev. 2:7, 11, 17, 26; 3:5, 12, 21). To the church at ... read more »