Articles of Faith: Personality Of Satan

We believe that Satan is a personal being as an angel and that he was once holy and enjoyed heavenly honors but through pride and ambition to be the Almighty, he fell and drew after him a host of angels. Satan is now the malignant prince of power of the air and the unholy god of this world system. We hold him to be man's great tempter, the enemy of God and Christ, the accuser of the saints, the author of all false religions, the chief power back of the present apostasy. He is the lord of the anti-christ and the author of all the powers of darkness, destined, however to final 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 6,11; II Pet. 2:4; Eph. 2:2; John 14:30; I Thes. 3:5; Matt. 4:1-3; I Pet. 5:8; I John 3:8; Matt. 13:25,37,39; Luke 22:3,4; Rev. 12:10; II Cor. 11:13-15; Mark 13:21,22; I John 4:3; II John 7; I John 2:33; Rev. 13:13,14; II Thes. 2:8-11; Rev. 12:7-9; Rev. 20:1-3; Rev. 20:10; Matt. 25:41