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Pride Goes Before Destruction - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness” (Ezekiel 28:17). It was the sin by which Satan led Adam and Eve to fall. “Ye shall be as gods” (Genesis 3:5), he had said. It is always the “easily besetting” sin of...
The Basest Of Men - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... lifted up with pride, and soon lost his exalted position (Ezekiel 28:17). If the highest angel and the greatest emperor could not afford to be proud, then who are we? “For who maketh thee to differ from another? and what hast thou that...
Ezekiel 28:17
... heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold...
Ezekiel 28:15: perfect in thy ways - Study Note
... thy ways. This being was of incomparable beauty and wisdom (Ezekiel 28:17), “perfect in all his ways,” causing his heart to be “lifted up” to attempt to displace His own Creator (see Isaiah...
Esther 6:6: more than to myself - Study Note
... to his humiliation (Proverbs 16:18; 18:12; compare Ezekiel...
Genesis 3:1: serpent - Study Note
Satan had been originally “created” (see notes on Ezekiel 28:14,15) as the highest of all angels, the anointed cherub covering the very throne of God in heaven. He, along with all the angels, had been created to be “ministering...
Isaiah 14:15: hell - Study Note
... position in the angelic host (Isaiah 14:12; also Luke 10:18; Ezekiel 28:17) and will eventually be cast into the bottomless pit of Hades and finally into the eternal lake of fire (Revelation 20:2-3,10). However, he evidently persuaded a third of...
Ezekiel 28:17: to the ground - Study Note
... to the ground. When he rebelled against God in the heavenly Eden (sometime after the six days of creation, for everything in heaven and earth was still “very good” at that point in time—Genesis 1:31–2:3), God...
Revelation 12:4: to the earth - Study Note
... (Revelation 12:9) as a result (see also Isaiah 14:12; Ezekiel 28:17; Luke 10:18). Some even went to the lowest hell (II Peter 2:4) and some were bound in the Euphrates (Revelation 9:14) as a result of further specific and very flagrant...
Ezekiel 28:17: corrupted thy wisdom - Study Note
... corrupted thy wisdom. Satan’s incomparable wisdom became corrupt when he deceived himself into thinking he could become God. He has attempted to deceive men and women ever since, persuading them (as he did Eve) that they also could be...
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