Why did Satan get kicked out of Heaven? what does that mean?
He had iniquity or sin in him. Basically, he had illusions of grandeur, thinking he would supercede God, Himself and rise above Him. He was literally kicked to the curb, falling straight to earth like a comet, and poisoning the perfect world God had created for us. This is why we battle with sin. Our physical bodies are composed of the dust of the subsequent poisoned earth.
The thing is, God made an out for us, through Jesus Christ; because He created us like Him - as spiritual beings first, then put our spirits into the clay body form. It is our spirit, and the spiritual connection to God that enables us to escape the degradation Satan inflicted on this world with his presence; which he tries to inflict on us as well.
Only if we stay connected to God, and develop a strong relationship with Him, can we overcome our base desires of the flesh (this poisoned clay body) and only by that connection through His son, Jesus, can we escape the fires of hell and go to heaven. Those who fail to make this connection, will suffer death physically, and then spiritually in fire because fire is a purifier. Seek Christ and draw closer to Him, and you will have eternal life.
Btw...Lucifer and Satan and Beelzebub are one and the same. FYI.
Hi ibexground, this a great questions and shrouded in mystery. I'm afraid there's been a lot of speculation about the answer as well. I note that you are an agnostic but open to persuasion. I commend your honesty. The only source of information for your answer is the Bible, which I regard as the Word of God. For more on that I invite you to visit my hubs.
The first biblical reference to Satan is early on in Genesis 3. You find him there impersonating a serpent. We know that because of Revelation 12:9. So Satan must have been ejected from heaven before the events recorded in Genesis. There is no direct biblical data on the history of Satan before then.
Let me take you on a short detour now. One way God has chosen to communicate his purposes to is through what is called "types." See the Bible is the record of his revealing himself to mankind over thousands (perhaps millions of years). God gradually unfolds his purposes to us from generation to generation. To have revealed everything at once would be like giving us a drink from a fire hydrant. So in the Old Testament there are individuals, events and structures which were real but also pointed forward to some spiritual truth yet to be full revealed. For instance, God provided healing form deadly snake bites by having Moses erect a post of some kind on which a bronze snake hung. That's in Numbers 21. Centuries later we find the Apostle Jesus anounced that he must hang on a cross as did a snake. John 3:14,15 So you see, the Old Testament snake is a type of Jesus. There are many such types.
Now back to Satan. In Ezekiel 28:1-10 you read of a proud and wicked king of Tyre who exalted himself to be a God. Later in the chapter it seems that this man becomes a type of Satan himself who is said to be in Eden.
So long answer to a short question. Satan was expelled from heaven because he tried to take God's place.
Because Satan, the most beautiful angel got full of himself and challenged God - he wanted to do things his way and basically wanted to be God. Ever since then he has been trying to undermine God's authority and cause humans to fall with him. He tried to seduce Eve in the Garden of Eden, resulting in the fall of mankind for disobedience to God. Satan caused Eve to want what God had forbidden. Satan foolishly tried to tempt Jesus in the desert by offering him "all this" if he would just give in. Jesus of course, did not cave in to Satan but used the Word of God to rebuke Satan. Satan is still trying these same things with people every day - he comes to steal, kill, deceive, and destroy. He comes disguised as an angel of light, tempting people to follow their lusts and turn away from God.
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