One of the most dangerous agents of the evil one in this present age is Oprah Winfrey. She has the ear of millions of people who look to her for answers to virtually every question in their lives. Her charisma and success in this life apparently lends her credibility; so much so, that her followers cling to her every word – even about heaven and how to get there.
Oprah teaches her misguided followers, that there are many paths to heaven – not strictly through Jesus Christ and His death and resurrection. I am sure that if Oprah taught correctly from the Bible, her audience and following would be greatly diminished. When I listen to Oprah and her lies, I can almost hear a hisssssss. She is actually saying “Did God really say these things?” Just devilish……
Question: “Is Lucifer Satan? Does the fall of Lucifer describe Satan?”
Answer: There is no verse or passage in the Bible that says, “Lucifer is Satan,” but an examination of several passages reveals that Lucifer can be none other than Satan. The fall of Lucifer described in Isaiah 14:12 is likely the same that Jesus referred to in Luke 10:18: “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.” A similar fall is depicted in Ezekiel 28.
Isaiah 14:12-18 describes the fall from heaven of one called “Lucifer” in the King James Version and the “morning star, son of the dawn” in the NIV. Other Bible versions call him “Day Star,” “shining star,” and “the bright morning star.” These variations are due to differences of opinion about how to translate the Hebrew word helel. Regardless, the description of the one referred to shows us it can be none other than Satan. We know from Jesus’ own words in Luke 10 that Satan fell from heaven. So, when Isaiah refers to Lucifer or helel being cast down to earth (Isaiah 14:12), it can be none other than Satan. The reason for his fall is found in verses 13 and 14: “You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’” This has always been Satan’s desire – to be God, and it is the very temptation he used in the Garden of Eden to get Eve to disobey God: “You shall be as God” (Genesis 3:5).
Ezekiel 28 is another passage thought to refer to Lucifer/Satan. Although it begins with Ezekiel being commanded by God to “take up a lament concerning the king of Tyre” (v. 12), an evil idolatrous king, it soon becomes clear that the passage is referring as well to the power behind that king—Satan. Verse 13 says he was “in Eden, the garden of God.” Clearly, the king of Tyre was never in Eden. Verse 14 says, “You were anointed as a guardian cherub, for so I ordained you.” Apparently, Lucifer/Satan had a position of guardian angel in heaven “among the fiery stones,” thought to be the shining precious jewels that are seen in other descriptions of heaven (Exodus 24:10; Revelation 21:18-21). Since the king of Tyre was never in heaven, either, this can only be describing Lucifer. The rest of the passage describes the reason he was cast out of heaven. Because of his beauty, his heart became proud and his wisdom was corrupted (v. 17). Pride in his perfection, wisdom and beauty (v. 12) became the source of his downfall, and God threw him to the earth (v. 17). This was witnessed by the Lord Jesus in heaven before His incarnation (Luke 10:18).
To summarize, the Hebrew word helel is translated “Lucifer.” He was cast out of heaven for his sin of pride and his desire to be God. Jesus referred to seeing Satan being cast out of heaven. Therefore, we can conclude that Lucifer and Satan are one and the same. – source
Satan in the Garden of Eden
Genesis 3: 1-6
“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which theLordGod had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” (Emphasis mine)
From the time in the Garden of Eden, Satan has roamed the earth, seeking those whom he wishes to devour and destroy. He knows the Word of God and uses it. But in order to deceive and confuse, he mixed the Word with lies. He is the master deceiver.
Satan works through people like Oprah Winfrey, but he is also in our churches. There are hundreds of pastors who do not belong to Jesus, but week after week, they deliver sermons to the weak and unsuspecting congregations – filled with half truths, which are lies.
There is absolute truth! Relative truth is one of Satan’s ways to delude people. He will use a “pastor” and have him preach to his congregation that certainly there must be many ways to heaven; after all, look at all the people who do such wonderful things for others. Just because they don’t say that Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven – should that exclude them from an eternity with God? Hath God really said………?
Do you believe the Word of God?
Are you grounded in God’s Word? Do you believe that the Word of God is inerrant and “God-breathed?”
Or are you in a church in which the leadership dances around truth? Is your pastor more of a philosopher than a preacher of the Word of God? Are his sermons filled with opinions and rationalizations? Does your pastor preach that there is no literal hell? Does your pastor never use the Bible from which to preface his sermons; but instead uses quotes from people about the Bible?
If you are in a church which practices contemplative prayer (eastern meditation) and is moving closer and closer to the Catholic church and its false doctrines – you need to leave that church at once, and never look back. Those who lead Emergent churches are tools of Satan to bring the Strong Delusion of which is spoken in God’s Holy Word.
Every Word of the Bible is TRUTH. Satan’s mission is to destroy the foundation on which we as Christians stand. He plants questions in our minds so that we begin to question God Himself.
The Narrow Gate
“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” (Matthew 7:13-14)
Broad is the way that leads to destruction. Are you on that road?
PLEASE take the words of this piece to heart. It is not too late to repent from these false beliefs and return to the Only One who can save you. His name is Jesus Christ, and he IS the only way to heaven.
“Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”