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Do Jehovah's Witnesses believe Satan was cast out of heaven?

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Yes we do. We can see where in Revelation Chapter 12:7 when war broke out in heaven and the archangel Michael and his angels battled with the dragon and his angels. The serpent is plainly identified as the Devil in vs 9. Interestingly is says here that the Devil was misleading the entire inhabited earth. That helps explain the worlds condition today. Also note that in verse 12, a loud voice from heaven says, "Woe for the earth and for the sea, because the Devil has come down to you, having great anger, knowing that he has a short period of time". This also explains the rapidly worsening condtions on our planet. Certainly, sinful, imperfect men can take the credit for many of the problems and injustices on earth. However, the level of depravity, violence, sexual abuse and terrorism points to a powerful superhuman outside influence. Just look at how quickly moral standards have erroded in recent years. Look at what now passes for entertainment. Look at the behavior of many people in ... more
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Satan clearly was tossed out of heaven long before 1914. One key text proving this is Luke 10:18, where Jesus said: "I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightening." Satan was on earth when he initially revolted against God. Notice that Lucifer/Satan said in Isaiah 14:13: "For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: . . . " So although Lucifer had been the covering cherub, right over God Himself on His throne (see Ezek. 28:14), he then was transferred to the earth while still obedient. While on the earth, ruling over it, he (and one third of the other angels) decided to rebel against God. As he rose up to attack heaven, he was cast down to earth, as Jesus had seen. It does appear, however, that Satan will once again try to rise up from the earth to attack heaven, only to get cast down again. Notice Rev. 12:7-9, which is about the time ... more
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