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Where did the devil come from?

Where did Satan come from one? This is one of the questions that many people want to know, and it is often answered based on a few select passages: Lk. 10:18; Rev. 12; Ezek. 28; Isa. 14. People see things like “Lucifer” in Isa. 12 and immediately conclude Satan is in view.

All the preceding verses have nothing to do with Satan; the writer was describing the “king of Tyre” in Ezek. 28. Luke 10:18 refers to victory over the devil, not how Satan came to be. John, also, in Rev. 12 refers to Satan’s lack of success, not how he started.

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