Bible Q & A
Where did the devil and his demons come from?
The third of the angels (Rev. 12:4) inhabiting the
earth before man (see previous question) sinned (II
Pet. 2:4). Their leader, the super-archangel
Lucifer (Isa. 14:12-14) had been perfect in all his
ways from the day of his initial creation, till
iniquity—lawlessness—was found in him. “Thus saith
the Lord God; Thou sealest up the sum, full of
wisdom, and perfect in beauty. Thou hast been in
Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy
covering…in the day that thou wast created. Thou
art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have
set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of
God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of
the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways
from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity
was found in thee” (Ezek. 28:12-15).
Lucifer was not satisfied with rule over only the
one planet—as the testing ground to prepare him for
all planets. He wanted to rule all at once. He
said, “…I will exalt my throne above the stars of
God…” (Isa. 14:13). He had been created with
exceeding beauty, which “lifted up his heart” in
vanity (Ezek. 28:17). He became lustful, jealous
and envious of God, decided on a war of invasion,
attempting to overthrow God on the heavenly throne
of the universe. He led his angels into rebellion.
These angels “kept not their first estate, but left
their own habitation”—meaning this earth (Jude 6).
But Lucifer and his angels were cast back to earth
(Rev. 12:4). Lucifer’s name was changed to Satan
the devil. His angels became demons. Their minds
had become perverted for eternity.