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Religion and Theology
Pages 12 (3012 words)
Satan's fall from Heaven Generally, Satan/Lucifer is symbolic of sin or the factor which attracts human beings towards the forbidden fruit. This assumption is specifically related to Christian mythology and the Holy Bible. From a different angle of view, there exists less evidence on Satan’s fall (say, exact time) from the heaven in the Bible.
Besides, Satan’s fall from heaven is symbolic of choosing sin without redemption. Thesis statement: Satan’s fall from the heaven is interconnected with ambitiousness, pride, rebellious attitude, rebellion against the God and love towards freedom (special references to the Holy Bible). Main views/theories on Satan's fall from Heaven As pointed out, the exact time of Satan's fall from Heaven is still clouded and leads to a number of different views and theories on the same. Some of the views/theories are pointed out here. Satan’s fall: between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 This view/theory is generally known as ‘gap theory’. The chief exponents of this theory believe that the wide time interval between Genesis 1:1 and 1:2 is enough to the Satan’s fall from heaven. Hodge (2011), states that “Gap theorists try to make the case that the Hebrew in Genesis 1:2 should be translated as “And the earth became without form, and void” and this is subsequent to Satan’s fall” (p.24). Besides, this theory can be connected to the theory of evolution and the extinction of dinosaurs. When the gap is that of millions of years, there exists high possibility for Satan’s fall from heaven within this time interval. ...
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