Have You Been Deceived by an Angel of Light?

Lucifer appearing as an angel of light by CaelicornYou are probably familiar with the story of the War in Heaven and the pre-mortal Council?

“And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him (Revelation 12:7–9).” (James J. Hamula, “Winning the War against Evil,” Ensign, Nov 2008, 50–53)

As Latter-day Saints we understand some of the details behind this war…

“…That Satan… is the same which was from the beginning, and he came before me, saying — Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor. But, behold, my Beloved Son, which was my Beloved and Chosen from the beginning, said unto me — Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever. Wherefore, because that Satan rebelled against me, and sought to destroy the agency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be cast down;” (Moses 4: 1–3)

How was it that Lucifer’s argument was so compelling and appealing that a third of the hosts of heaven followed Lucifer (1) (2), knowing that they would be cast out of Father’s presence.

I believe the answer is found in examining how Satan, appearing as an angel of light, is also deceiving many today. Satan’s argument in the war in heaven must have seemed so good, so true and right that his followers honestly believed it was the better way – after all, these were spirits who dwelt in the presence of God, the Father; they are his children. Even today Satan continues to deceive, causing many, even those professing to follow Christ, to embrace false principles, and to call evil good and good evil.

Usually when we think of the temptations of the devil, it is in regards to doing that which the world commonly recognizes as bad, such as stealing, lying, murder, and all manners of vices. What is not as frequently spoken of, and often unrecognized, is how Lucifer is deceiving people today, appearing as an angel of light.

Satan’s deceptions in this manner are often confused as being good, yet one of the keys in recognizing such deceptions is that these paths do not lead to Christ. For there is only one path to Christ and it is straight and narrow.

To give you a better understanding and to lead you on a path to show you how Satan deceives people, like unto an angel of light, I will refer to the following articles from fatherthywillbedone.com:

Lucifer appearing as an Angel of Light: Bitter Fountains Tasting Sweet

For Lucifer or any of his followers to transform themselves to appear as angels of light they must use truth mixed with falsehoods. The greatest lie is truth that is twisted. So yes much of what they may say “appears good” yet is truly evil at its core… Read more.

How to Boil a Frog: Lucifer Turns up the Heat

Most of us have heard a metaphoric story regarding a frog and boiling water that goes something like this… …This is how Lucifer operates… Read more.

The Law of Attraction is Not the Law of the Harvest, Restoration or Faith

The law of attraction has its origins in the teachings and practices of the occult, both modern and anciently. Similarities exist, for sure, but the difference between them is so crucial, so central to the difference between the Gospel of Christ and the gospel of Lucifer that it is really incorrect to equate these two principles…. Read more.

Moral Agency

Our choice is simple, we choose to do the will of our Father or we choose to do our will. The world tries to deceive us into thinking we can do our will without consequences to that choice… Read more.

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31 Responses to Have You Been Deceived by an Angel of Light?

  1. Anonymous says:

    The best way Satan appears as angels of light today is by posing as high ranking Church officers. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing who wear the habiliments of the Priesthood.

  2. io says:

    I know an angel who deceived lots of folks!! He came to joseph smith and dictated a book to him totally contrary to The Word of God

  3. Dio says:

    How come you are quoting writings from a book outside of the bible?
    This writings are nowhere to be found in the bible. Should we look for answers through resources other than the Bible? Have you ever read the ending of the bible Rev 22:18–19?

    • Brian M. says:

      The Book of Mormon is the Word of God. I know that the Holy Spirit can testify of the truth of this to you. I so testify.

      If you will look into the history of the Bible a little bit you will realize that the statement at the end of the book of Revelation only applies to that book – it applies to what John wrote. There are things in the Bible that were written after John wrote his book of Revelation. The Bible is a compilation of multiple books written by the Lord’s prophets. Other prophets of the Lord wrote the Book of Mormon and even today we have writings of modern prophets.

      • Russell Collins says:

        To piggy back on what Brian is saying. The book of Revelations is not even the last book written. Chronologically it is out of place. 1st, 2nd and 3rd John were all written after Revelations. Not only that but you need to remember that the bible itself went through several revisions leading up to the Council of Constantinople.

        • Andrew T says:

          Russell: “Revelation” not “Revelations”.

        • Dio says:

          Your information is not accurate! We really don’t know the correct order of the books (here is another assumption!
          40 – 45. A.D.
          Matthew:
          45 – 50 A.D.
          1st Thessalonians
          2nd Thessalonians
          1 Corinthians
          2 Corinthians
          Romans
          Luke
          50 – 55 A.D.
          Galatians
          Ephesians
          Philippians
          Colossians
          Philemon
          Acts
          1st Timothy
          2nd Timothy
          Titus
          Hebrews
          55 – 60 A.D.
          1st Peter
          2nd Peter
          Mark
          James
          Jude
          60 – 68 A.D.
          John
          1st John
          2nd John
          3rd John
          Revelation

  4. Dio says:

    OK. What about the Quoran/Koran? Should we hold this book as inspire
    by the Holy Spirit as well? Mohamed called himself a “prophet” and claims to received revelation from “Archangel Michael”. Jehovah witnesses are doing the same – they wrote a book to themselves and they claim that is inspire by Mighty God and also they said that if you read the bible alone your understanding will be void. Why? I ask. why do we feel that by rewriting the bible or making our own religious book dictated by Angels; It becomes equal or higher than the bible? Why not just reading the bible instead of trying to replace it? Galatians 1:8
    The bible speaks for itself, Why should people go to other books that says other wise?

    • Dio says:

      English Standard Version (©2001)
      Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,
      GOD’S WORD® Translation (©1995)
      With this in mind, we should stop going over the elementary truths about Christ and move on to topics for more mature people. We shouldn’t repeat the basics about turning away from the useless things we did and the basics about faith in God.
      King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
      Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto maturity; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,
      I believe you are taking scriptures out of context!
      Simply this scriptures are saying GROW UP!

  5. Forrest says:

    Dio,

    “By their fruits ye shall know them.” Look at the fruit brought forth by the believers of the Koran!
    The Book of Mormon, on the other hand, is the keystone of a mighty religious movement and faith that has done and does do good in the world for millions who are suffering. “By their fruits…”

    • Dio says:

      Forrest do you believe that by good deeds a prophet is appointed? So in that case I will say that the book of Jehovah Witnesses “is the keystone of a mighty religious movement and faith that has done and does do good in the world for millions who are suffering.” – their faith is base in works and works alone. – This is also contrary to the bible.
      Ephesians. 2:8-9 , “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Not by works, lest any man should boast.”

  6. Son Of The Morning says:

    I thought being a member of the “True Church”was supposed to eliminate confusion over what is right and wrong (that why Joe Smith started it..yes?)…then why are Mormons debating all these doubts about their own “True Church”, could it be that the four million “active members” and 11 million “non-active members are more confused than Joseph was when he actually pondered the same question when entering the Sacred Grove”?
    I have been a member for over thirty years and am more confused than ever as the leaders ‘hide’ information relating to historical events or even deny them like common liars knowing them to be true(history).
    They release study manuals on each “prophet” annually but omit to tell the whole truth by careful omission??

    • Dio says:

      Matthew 7:7 Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.
      God Is definitely not the God of confusion! 1 Corinthians 14:33 But a God of peace!
      God is also Love and we are commanded to be just like Him.
      New Living Translation (©2007) 1 Corinthians 13:2
      If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing.
      The bible my friend is a Historical Fact, full of sound doctrine, wisdom, revelation, and History – nothing is hidden just like is told about king David’s adultery and murderers! And Jesus eating with sinners.

      • CE Henderson says:

        May be so, but truth to be known other faith have argued over vers

        • Dio says:

          Other religions believe that all religions worship the same “God”. Here is an old saying “all roads lead to Rome” This means that every religion leads to heaven. The bible says just the opposite “Jesus is the truth, the way and the life” the bible also says that who is not for Jesu is against Him.

    • EVE says:

      i am coming for them anyway. they know to too.
      don’t blame Lucifer for the way i will torture you all with anticipation before i end you, only blame yourselves.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I was at workshop with a bunch LDS folks and one guy brought this scripture up in support of the law of attraction, any thoughts?

    15 For that which ye do send out shall return unto you again (Book of Mormon, Alma, Chapter 41)

  8. Micha El says:

    Yes, but that scripture describes the law of the Harvest, not the law of attraction which is false and nonsense.

  9. Marc says:

    When I clicked on the “father thy will be done dot com” link I got a INFECTION BLOCKED warning.

  10. Marc says:

    Infection Blocked
    URL: http://www.fatherthywillbedone.com/how-to-boil-a-fro
    Infection: JS:HideMe-B [Trj]
    Here is what I keep getting when I click on any of the links. I sure would love to read that article. Any other way maybe?

  11. Marc says:

    Dio…so revelation 22: 18-19 gives us God’s commandment concerning the “bible” then? Nothing beyond this? May I ask then…what about Deuteronomy Chapter 4:2 “Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.” IF…Rev 22:18 & 19 are the all encompassing word concerning anything written AFTER those two verses…then by that logic…we lose everything AFTER Deut. 4: 2. To assume God can’t work His own work according to His wisdom is at best folly. As a silly mortal even I can see the wisdom in having more than one iron in the fire. Step out the box…open your eyes…and allow the spirit the chance to teach you something. It will set you free!

    • Dio says:

      Marc, if we allow ourselves to read pass those two verses you hand picked, we will notice that this bible verses are speaking of two entirely different things. the verse in the book of Revelation is speaking against adding, or taking away from the WORD OF GOD – The verse in the book of Deuteronomy is a exhortation to Jews to keep the decrees and laws Moses taught them, so they’ll would enter the promise land.
      Deut. 4:1 Hear now, O ISRAEL, hear the decrees and laws I am about to teach you. Follow them so that you may live and may go in and take possession of the land the LORD, the God of your ancestors, is giving you

      • Dio says:

        Deut. 4:5 See, I have taught you decrees and laws as the LORD my God commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to take possession of it.
        Deut 5:8And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I am setting before you today?
        Deut 4:14And the LORD directed me at that time to teach you the decrees and laws you are to follow in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess.

        “As a silly mortal” I put my trust in the “BOX” Word of God alone. John 1:1
        Eccl. 12:12 Be WARNED, my son, of anything in addition to THIS. Of making many books there is no end, and much study wearies the body.

      • CE Henderson says:

        I watch history channel about the bible and it is interesting, what they put in and left out, and beside ! I have watch were other churches having broken of from the Catholic faith many, many years ago! Over disagreement in there faith, you are good with scriptures. But not history ,tell me why people are not satisfied with there with the faith they get rebaptise.instead using your on faith before if you still Christian?

        • Dio says:

          I find history very interesting too.
          Once the Roman Emperor Constantine converted to christianity, he sent forth a decree stating that everyone in the empire must too convert. Who ever opposed it was sentence to death! That my friend is the work of evil, Christ should never be force into people, but instead accepted at will. The Roman Empire was decaying slowly so they looked at other sources and ways in how to keep control of the kingdom. Now things just got interesting (the holy roman catholic church was born), so, saying all this – we have a beginning of the “christian church.” A Latin Bible was put together from all of the ancients scrolls and images of saints including Mary, Peter, Paul, etc. were brought into the church;People went to mass and worshiped idols

          • Dio says:

            Nevertheless, Christ was never the center of worship in many people’s heart, that including higher-ups within this church. A priest name Martin Luther of Germany was one of the first to begin the Reformation; He preached to the people straight from the bible and spoke against salvation rituals and monetary schemes. ” Salvation is not based on good deeds but is receive only as a free gift by God’s grace trough faith in Jesus Christ as a redeemer for sins” Because of this bold statement and many others – Martin Luther was excommunicated by the Pope and condemn as an outlaw by the Emperor! How Shocking right. So to cut this short, many denominations have sprung up from the Reformation. Some have kept a sound doctrine and some have not, that..is reality!!

  12. Cletus says:

    It is interesting that Cornelius said “a man stood before me in bright clothing,” which man told him to summon Peter.

    So it appears Cornelius was deceived by Lucifer too. Then Peter was also deceived (having not corrected Cornelius that it was actually Lucifer or an “angel of light”), who visited within a few days. After which visit Peter declared that the gospel was to be preached to the gentiles also.

    The deceived are in good company, perhaps?

    • CE Henderson says:

      I dont know I’ve never seen a devil? I felt him sometime in a sleep! So in the name of jesus, than he gone.but I will know him when comes a knocking! Never see the devil, just fill his presence.

      • Dio says:

        So to answer all of your questions about baptism and the Christian faith, I would proceed explaining that Baptism is a symbol that represents the death of our old selves and the rebirth of the new creature in Christ. The bible commands, that one must do it by SUBMERGING in water – right after repenting of our sins and accepting Christ as our Lord and Savior. Roman tradition baptizes babies by SPRINKLING “Holy Water” on their heads – As a baby i had no knowledge of my sins and my understanding about the Son Of God was void.
        Stuff like this happen when we astray from the Word of God, we end-up believing weird doctrines and placing our trust in “Pastors, teachers, prophets, philosophers” rather then God. God’s Heart and Truth is ONLY found in His WORD and nowhere else.

  13. Losa says:

    hay ya everyone now i don’t have to prove but no truth is simple at all otherwise it is too goo too be true i know without a doubt that The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter Day Saints (Mormon church) is the only true church here on the face of the Earth today!It’s all awesome that all or should i say most churches represent the same God& also our Savior Jesus Christ but hay with all these religions here on Earth today there can only be 1 truth and yes it’s the Mormon church for sure!! no pride this is a lil message to spread how great and powerful the Gospel really is well if anyone who sees or doesn’t know what church to go to or is confused well all I say is check out mormon church if you want tyou will drop down on your knees with gratitude

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