VFTB 093: Deconstructing Lucifer

Deconstructing LuciferMOST OF what you know about Satan may be wrong.

So says David W. Lowe, author of the compelling new book, Deconstructing Lucifer: Reexamining the Ancient Origins of the Fallen Angel of Light.  While he agrees that the Enemy is just as he’s described in the New Testament (i.e., a sinner and murderer from the beginning), David suggests that we may need to rethink the traditional narrative about the nature — and fall — of Lucifer.

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  1. Ooh! I’m listening to his interview on FutureQuake right now (well… during my commute). I can’t wait to hear this one!

  2. Revelation 12:6 states, “And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.” My personal belief is that the entire Revelation given to John from Chapter 4 and forward, has it’s fulfillment as yet in the future. The first three chapters address the churches as present in Asia Minor in the 1st century and as they typify the church in stages throughout the Church Age. In Rev. 12:6, the 1,260 days referred to fit perfectly with the 2nd half of the Tribulation Period and seem to concur with Jesus warning in Matthew 24 for those in Judea to flee when they see the Abomination of Desolation prophesied by Daniel, as recorded in Mt. 24:15-21. It’s just my opinion, but it is one developed after study. I don’t see how this strict time frame (1,260 days) coincides with conditions relevant to the 1st century.

  3. Hi Derek

    Please look closer to the true meaning of the words: “aion” (aionios…),in comparison with “olam” (OT)and how it is used. The major meaning is simply “age”. It is always connected to a undefined duration of time depending on the “object”. As far it is combined with God or life…it means eternal. In other cases it doesent mean eternal (eternity). It’s a shame that this mistranslation goes on for centuries and makes people wonder if God is just.
    See also:

    Greetings lamb

  4. I do not agree with everything this gentleman speaks of. He assumes that everybody has heard the same stories and read the same books he has, which he should not assume to do!I did not read the books he mentions, but I do still have my ideas as to who and what the devil is, and amongst other things, I am among a lot of people who know! The one good thing about his explanation is that if unbelievers hear his opinion, ‘they’ might realise that the way the ‘world’ sees the devil is not the way God’s followers see him

  5. For an interview such as this, discourse should follow. Critics camped out in research quarters speak up.

    The author is aware of the various critics he must account for. Where is the debate?

    1. Author

      The debate would be over at Facebook — either the PID Radio Cafe or the VFTB page. I prefer to allow guests to make their case. Unless there is an obvious statement that appears to be unsupported by fact — and I confess I don’t always catch them — guest on A View From the Bunker have a generally friendly forum.

      I’ll do my best to ask questions that skeptics would pose, and I would welcome someone with a differing viewpoint on the show. And that guest would get the same treatment as David Lowe.

  6. The question that begs itself is, does man translate for God or does man serve God who translates?

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