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].


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