posted on Apr, 20 2010 @ 02:52 PM
Originally posted by KIZZZY
Lucifer is only the name of Venus. By your answer I ASSUME you do not know the name of the Mason's God of Light!
"Lucifer" in Latin means "Light Bearer".
When Pope Damascus commissioned Jerome to translate a new authoritative Latin version of the Bible a mistake was made. In the old Testament Jerome
inserted the name "Lucifer" into the Book of Isaiah instead of "mad, boastful, rage" or "heylal" in the original Hebrew.
Technically, "lucifer" is a job description for the angel of light. It may have described Satan at one point, before the fall, but it is certainly
not his name.
In the New Testament we find out that Christ is the true "Light Bearer". Satan corrupted his power by being boastful, rageful, prideful and
generally an asshat. He got fired.
The Greek version of 2 Peter refers to Christ as "phosphoros" or "light bearer".
Because the words "phosphoros" and "lucifer" have the same meaning the English translators chose instead to use "day star" or "morning star"
(venus) because that phrase is used later on in Revelation to describe Christ.
The reason "day star" was used is because they knew good and well that using "lucifer" to refer to Christ would most likely get them killed.
Because of Jerome's screwup the Latin Vulgate bible misled people for over 1000 years! When it came time to translate it to English the use of
"Lucifer" as a name for Satan was so widespread it would have certainly meant death if those guys put it into the New Testament.
Does any of this matter? Not inasmuch as Freemasonry is concerned.
The word "Lucifer" is not used anywhere in our rituals. Neither is "Satan". Or "Jesus" for that matter.
It seems like you are waging a war of semantics to mislead the reader who may have honest questions.
The name of "God" is written in the individual's heart. Human language cannot express it or do it justice so we substitute our own fallible
letters and words to try and represent the concept.