that he was once holy and enjoyed heavenly honors (Ezekiel
28:13-17), but, through pride and ambition to be as the Almighty, fell (Isaiah 14:12-15) and drew after him a host of angels
that he is now the malignant prince of the power of the
air (Eph. 2:2) and the unholy god of tis world(II Cor. 4:4);
that he is the originator of sin (Ezekiel 28:15),
man's adversary (I Peter 5:8) and tempter (Matt. 4:1-3;
I Thess. 3:5),
the enemy of God and His Christ (Rev. 12:7-9),
the accuser of the saints (Rev. 12:10),
the author of all false religions (II Cor. 11:13-15),
the chief power behind all apostasy and the mystery of iniquity
(II Thess. 2:7-10) and
the author of all the powers of darkness (Eph. 6:12)--destined
however to final defeat at the hands of God's own son (I John 3:8) and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell (Rev.
20:10), a place prepared for him and his angels (Matt. 25:41).