The Name Lucifer

The name “Lucifer” has nothing to do with the devil, satan. Lucifer is an ancient Latin name for the morning star, the bringer of light. In Rev 22:16 the Christ calls himself the bright & morning star.

The irony for those who believe that “Lucifer” refers to satan is that the same title (‘morning star’ or ‘light-bearer’) is used to refer to the Christ, in 2 Peter 1:19, where the Greek text has exactly the same term: ‘phos-phoros’ ‘light-bearer.’ This is also the term used for the Christ in Revelation 22:16.

2 Peter 1:19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star [Lucifer] arise in your hearts:

Revelation 22:16 I Eashoa have sent mine angel to testify to you these things in the churches [the seven churches]. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star [Lucifer].

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s