originally posted by: scojak
a reply to: mamabeth
Lucifer meaning: bringing the Light of God
No, that's not what it means. The name Lucifer occurs once in the Scriptures and only in some versions of the Bible. The Hebrew word translated
“Lucifer” means “shining one.” Jerome’s Latin Vulgate
uses “Lucifer” (light bearer), and this accounts for the appearance of that
term in various versions of the Bible.
To clear up some other misunderstandings possibly held by the OP and some of those responding:
Who is this Lucifer? The expression “shining one,” or “Lucifer,” is found in what Isaiah prophetically commanded the Israelites to pronounce
as a “proverbial saying against the king of Babylon.” Thus, it is part of a saying primarily directed at the Babylonian dynasty. That the
description “shining one” is given to a man and not to a spirit creature is further seen by the statement: “Down to Sheol you will be
brought.” Sheol is the common grave of mankind—not a place occupied by Satan the Devil. Moreover, those seeing Lucifer brought into this
condition ask: “Is this the man
that was agitating the earth?” Clearly, “Lucifer” refers to a human, not to a spirit
creature.—Isaiah 14:4, 15, 16.
Why is such an eminent description given to the Babylonian dynasty? We must realize that the king of Babylon was to be called the shining one only
after his fall and in a taunting way. (Isaiah 14:3) Selfish pride prompted Babylon’s kings to elevate themselves above those around them. So great
was the arrogance of the dynasty that it is portrayed as bragging: “To the heavens I shall go up. Above the stars of God I shall lift up my throne,
and I shall sit down upon the mountain of meeting, in the remotest parts of the north. . . . I shall make myself resemble the Most
High.”—Isaiah 14:13, 14. He arrogantly puts himself in God’s place without God's approval. So it is after being cut down to the earth that
the Babylonian dynasty is mockingly referred to as the “shining one.” The pride of the Babylonian rulers indeed reflected the attitude of “the
god of this system of things”—Satan the Devil. (2 Corinthians 4:4) He too lusts for power and longs to place himself above God. But Lucifer is
not a name Scripturally given to Satan.
For those who are under that impression. Also showing that "Lucifer" isn't "bringing the Light of God".
Trump is shining the light on the swamp.
I don't see how he's supposedly doing that either, if the swamp represents political corruption and politicians looking out for their own interests
(usually financial or economical, see previous comment of mine), then he's basically Shrek the Third: King of the Swamp (for now).
I think I'm gonna go with pointing out your own signature as a piece of solid advice for ye (especially in response to your definition or suggested
meaning for "Lucifer", which was way off):
~ Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt. ~ Abraham Lincoln
28 Even a fool who keeps silent will be considered wise,
And the one who seals his lips, discerning.
That's not my way of telling you to shut up, but the nonsense and inaccurate information you're spreading about "Lucifer" helps no one get closer to
the truth of the matter, or other more important matters. The other part of your comment wasn't much more helpful either on that front.
20-12-2018 by whereislogic because: (no reason given)