Satan and his Angels

Seventh-day Adventists consider Satan to be a personal being, a fallen angel, who was called Lucifer ( Isa. 14:12–14 ), and who occupied the exalted position of covering cherub ( Eze. 28:14 ). Pride in the beauty and wisdom with which the Creator had originally endowed him led to his fall ( Eze. 28:12 , 17 ). He seduced one third of the angelic host ( Rev. 12:4 ), with whom he was cast out of heaven ( Rev. 12:8 , 9 ; cf. 2 Peter 2:4 ; Jude 6 ). Entering Eden under the guise of a serpent, he seduced man into sin ( Gen. 3:1–6 ), thus bringing sin and death upon the entire human race ( Rom. 5:12 ; cf. Rom. 3:23 ). His work ever since has been to ensnare, deceive, beguile, and seduce the human family ( 2 Cor. 11:3 , 14 ; 2 Tim. 2:26 ; 1 Peter 5:8 ; Rev. 12:9 ; etc.). He is variously called...

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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