Does the Bible provide any passages that might help in understanding how Satan became sinful?

Does the Bible provide any passages that might help in understanding how Satan became sinful? | ChristianityStackExchange

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“How you are fallen from heaven,

O Day Star, son of Dawn!

How you are cut down to the ground,

you who laid the nations low!

13 You said in your heart,

‘I will ascend to heaven;

above the stars of God

I will set my throne on high;

I will sit on the mount of assembly

in the far north;

14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,

I will make myself like the Most High.’

15 But you are brought down to Sheol,

to the depths of the Pit.

16 Those who see you will stare at you,

and ponder over you:

‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,

who shook kingdoms,

17 who made the world like a desert

and overthrew its cities,

who did not let his prisoners go home?’

18 All the kings of the nations lie in glory,

each in his own tomb;

19 but you are cast out, away from your sepulchre,

like a loathed untimely birth,

clothed with the slain, those pierced by the sword,

who go down to the stones of the Pit,

like a dead body trodden under foot.

20 You will not be joined with them in burial,

because you have destroyed your land,

you have slain your people.” [Is 14]

Deduced two days ago … Thanks be to God through his angel (+ St. Thomas Aquinas?) … simple and elegant.

In hindsight, a sign from G_d?

In

Lighting strikes the basilica of St. Peter’s dome earlier this evening during a storm that struck Rome on the same day Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, February 11, 2013.

And now war broke out in heaven, when Michael with his angels attacked the dragon. The dragon fought back with his angels, but were defeated and driven out of heaven. The great dragon, the primeval serpent, known as the devil or Satan, who had deceived all the world, was hurled down to earth and his angels were hurled down with him. Then I heard a voice shout from heaven, ‘Victory and power and empire for ever have been won by our G_d, and all authority for his Christ, now that the persecutor, who accused our brothers day and night before our G_d, has been brought down. They have triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the witness of their martyrdom, because even in the face of death they would not cling to life. Let the heavens rejoice and all who live there; but for you, earth and sea, trouble is coming – because the devil has gone down to you in rage, knowing that his days are numbered.’

I watched Satan fall like lightning from heaven.

A prophet persecuted?

A prophet persecuted?

The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was not the sin of Sodom!
Inhospitality, not being kind to strangers, that’s our conclusion!

The fruits of truth they held not in their bosom
Therefore was sent to them a strong spirit of delusion.

They listened not to the Westboro founder
Coming from heaven to them is the fire and brimstone
Their destruction is written as set in stone,
When smoke billows from the Abyss at the appointed hour

LORD, mercy and forgiveness for founder Phelps, justice and redemption for your Church!

Pope Francis named Time Person of the Year 2013

Pope Francis named Time Person of the Year 2013

How will this all end? For or against G_d?

I dread, I dread, for the Pope.

I pray, I pray, I pray, for the Pope.

What profiteth a man surely?

The choice, the same for all:

A paltry spell like a shooting star. (How many years left in life? (cf. The martyrdom of Eleazar 2 M 6: 18-31))

or

Being assured shining like the sun in our Father’s Kingdom by doing the very ‘same’ things!

How I nearly go mad!

FORTUNE | The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders | 1. Pope Francis

FORTUNE | The World's 50 Greatest Leaders | 1. Pope Francis

By Geoff Colvin, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine – Last updated March 20 2014 03:26 PM ET

cf. Jg. 17-18 A. THE SANCTUARY OF MICAH AND THE SANCTUARY OF DAN

vv 21-26

I am shouting !

‘You have taken away my/our priest of my/our G_d that my/our Brother, the Firstborn, bought with his own blood and appointed priest. You go on your way, what is left for me/us? Will you take away the perpetual sacrifice as well? How can you ask me, “what is this about?”‘

Currently they are stronger. I pray to my/our true G_d, almighty, whose priest they have taken (to give an appearance of legitimacy to their cause/’church’, and lead men astray to worship their god).

Our G_d will answer shortly.

He will answer for us and they will answer for it.

A sign

A sign

#PopeFrancis peace dove attacked.

“A chilling incident occurred in the Vatican this morning just after Pope Francis called for an end to the violence in Ukraine, […]

“The Associated Press reports that, ‘It was not clear what happened to the doves as they flew off.’ Hopefully, they recovered and intend to continue to their avian fight for good. But, if something terrible happens somewhere in the world today, no one can say that there weren’t any signs.”

Evil-Seeming Birds Attack Pope Francis’s Peaceful Doves | Caroline Bankoff | NYMAG.com | 1/26/2014 at 9:21 AM

A sign?

A sign

Even via Hollywood?

‘As it was in Noah’s day, so will it be when the Son of Man comes. For in those days before the Flood people were eating, drinking, taking wives, taking husbands, right up to the day Noah went into the ark, and they suspected nothing till the Flood came and swept all away. It will be like this when the Son of Man comes. Then of two men in the fields one is taken, one left, of two women at the millstone grinding, one is taken, one left.
‘So stay awake […] (Mt 24 ;34-42)

Be on the alert

#CardinalBergoglio washes the feet of an unidentified woman on Holy Thursday at the Buenos Aires’ Sarda maternity hospital on March 24, 2005.

#CardinalBergolio washes the feet of a unidentified woman on Holy Thursday at the Buenos Aires' Sarda maternity hospital on March 24, 2005.
Cardinal Bergoglio washes the feet of an unidentified woman on Holy Thursday at the Buenos Aires’ Sarda maternity hospital on March 24, 2005

1 S 15: 22-23 “Is the pleasure of the LORD in holocausts and sacrifices or in obedience to the voice of the LORD? Yes, obedience is better than sacrifice, submissiveness better than the fat of rams. Rebellion is a sin of sorcery, presumption a crime of the teraphim.”

Lk 16: 10-11 “The man who can be trusted in little things can be trusted in great; the man who is dishonest in little things will be dishonest in great.”

cf. Popes, like dads, don’t have a choice in the matter | In the Light of the Law


Update: Thursday, January 21, 2016:

The Pope decrees that not only men may be chosen for the washing of the feet in the Liturgy of Holy Thursday, Vatican City, Thursday, 21 January 2016 (VIS)


Excerpt from:

Washing For All. The Holy Thursday of Francis
by Sandro Magister

The washing of feet now overshadows the Mass of the last supper. The pope has admitted women to the ceremony, as long as they belong to the Church. But he is pushing even farther, and is also washing the feet of Muslims

[…]

The conception of the liturgy as a pedagogical act dictated by current events is an impoverishment that has understandably disconcerted the experts on this subject. Including Cardinal Robert Sarah, who was nonetheless promoted by Francis in 2014 as prefect of the Vatican congregation for divine worship.

The fact is that, after the appointment, the pope immediately told Cardinal Sarah that he had a change in mind for the ceremony of the washing of feet. A change that he made explicit and imposed in a letter to Sarah of December 20, 2014:

“I have reached the decision to make a change in the rubric of the Roman Missal. Therefore, I order that the rubric according to which the candidates chosen to receive the washing of feet be men or boys be modified in such a way as to enable the Pastors of the Church from now on to choose the candidates for the rite from among all members of the People of God.”

But it took more than a year, until Epiphany of 2016, for Sarah to issue the relative decree. Evidently not convinced of the goodness of the reform, the cardinal asked for and obtained the publication along with the decree, which he signed, of the letter with which Francis had ordered him to make the innovation, so that the real paternity of the change might be manifest.

The decree establishes that the ceremony of the washing of feet is no longer only for “men,” but more generically for those “who are chosen from amongst the people of God.” Meaning in practice “people young and old, healthy and sick, clerics, consecrated men and women and laity.”

The result is a change in the symbolism of the ceremony. While traditionally the washing of feet reproduced the action of Jesus with the apostles in the cenacle, and for this reason was performed only with men, and twelve of them in number, now it would represent something entirely different: “the variety and the unity of each part of the people of God.”

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