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Article IV: Of the Devil or Satan

IV. Of the Devil or Satan

We  believe that Satan was once holy, and  enjoyed  heavenly honors;  but  through pride and ambition to be as  the  Almighty, fell  and  drew after him a host of angels; that he  is  now  the malignant  prince of the power of the air, and the unholy god  of this world.  We hold him to be man’s great tempter; the enemy  of God and His Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of  all false  religions, the chief power back of the  present  apostasy; the lord of the anti-Christ, and the author of all the powers  of darkness–destined however to final defeat at the hands of  God’s Son,  and to the judgment of an eternal justice in hell, a  place prepared for him and his angels.

Isa.  14:12-15;  Ezek. 28:14-17; Rev 12:9; Jude 6;  II  Pet 2:4;  Eph. 2:2;  John 14:30; I Thes. 3:5;  Matt. 4:1-3: IPet.5:8:  Zech. 1:3;  1 John 3:8;  Matt. 13:25, 37:39;  Luke 22:3-4; Rev.12:10; II Cor 11:13-15;  Mark 13:21-22;  1 John 4:3; II John 7;  I John 2:22; Rev. 13:13-14;  II Thes. 2:8-11;  Rev. 19:11,16,20;  Rev. 12:7-9;  Rev 20:1-3;  Rev. 20:10; Matt. 25:41