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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