Star Falling From Heaven: An Introduction to the History of Satan
Satan is mentioned in numerous passages in Scripture (this is virtually uncontested), but few know exactly who Satan is or his history (his origin, his beginning). Sure, many Christians have heard the legendary story about Satan’s beginning, but few have truly turned to Scripture to examine the legend to see if it holds up to the scrutiny of Scripture.
Scripture provides more information as we dig deeper into it, and the New Testament brings more revelation than what we understand in the Old Testament (Genesis gives some details but Revelation fleshes out some details we didn’t understand when reading Genesis). So, this study will seem a bit odd because instead of starting with the first book of the Bible, Genesis, we will start with the last book of the Bible, Revelation.
The reason we’re starting at the end of the Bible instead of the beginning is because the events of Genesis as they pertain to the history of Satan only make sense if we examine Revelation first. It will become apparent that Revelation is the best place to start once we dig deeper into it. At the same time, the history of Satan works similarly to the history of any person or being: there is a beginning, a start, the middle (what has been going on in the present and recent times) and the end, for there will be an end to history as we know it. Satan has an end as well, and we will examine Satan’s end as part of his history.
With that said, let’s get started with Part 1, Star Falling From Heaven: Satan as Dragon and Angel.
Keep in mind that all passages will be quoted from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) unless otherwise stated.
Parts 3-6 will be published on March 28th. Parts 7-10 on April 4th.
Table of Contents
3. Satan in Zechariah and Isaiah
4. Satan and Judas
5. Judas and the Doctrine of Apostasy
6. Judas and Suicide
7. Theology of Life and Death
8. Satan, Jesus, and Temptation
9. Peter and Judas, A Comparison
10. Satan in Jesus’ Ministry