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The Impostor

An impostor is defined as "someone who assumes a character for the purpose of deception." That is also the Biblical definition of Satan - and those who, knowingly or not, serve the devil.

"11:13 For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 11:15 Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works." (2 Corinthians 11:13-15 KJV)

"Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness"

There is an old saying that beauty can be deceptive. In Satan's case, beauty was the root of his corruption - and, as stated in the verses quoted above, of his deception ever since (including many of the so-called "Jesus pictures" - artwork that comes far closer to the Bible's description of Satan than of Christ - see What Did Jesus Look Like?).

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"28:13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.

28:14 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.

28:15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.

28:16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from the midst of the stones of fire. 28:17 Thine 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 thee." (Ezekiel 28:13-17 KJV)

Fact Finder: What is Satan's "merchandise" as stated above in "By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee with violence"? What is meant by "violence" in that same verse?
See The Fall Of Satan's Financial Empire and Violence


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