Deconstructing Lucifer

 

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Thanks!
David

  13 Responses to “Reader Comments”

  1. I found the book very convincing. I accepted the traditional story of Lucifer beforehand, even though I was somewhat skeptical of the King of Babylon in Isaiah passage being a metaphor for satan, I could accept an esoteric interpretation as being somewhat akin to the “midrashic” quotations of Hosea made by Matthew.

    That was, of course, assuming that the story was told, at least in fragments, in a non-midrashic form in other places in Scripture. Seeing your scholarship tracing back all of the threads of the Lucifer myth and systematically showing how they rest on no foundation at all… that was absolutely fascinating.

    I had no real emotional or intellectual attachment to the Lucifer myth before – it was an interesting side-story but played no significant role in my personal theology, but I certainly no longer believe in it now.

    I love how your books combine a deep Christian faith with a deep-seated rationalism. The core question we must always be asking ourselves is “What do I think I know, and why do I think I know it?” Your works are a wonderful example to those of us with one foot in the Bible and one foot in the Enlightenment – you look at our doctrines and ask what do we think we know, and how do we think we know it? Your work is an example to us all. You honour God and Jesus Christ and edify your audience, even if you risk challenging popular but false doctrines in the pursuit of His Truth.

    God bless you!

  2. Wow! That’s the first word that comes to mind after finishing the book. It’s always bothered me that the passage in Isaiah 14:12 referred to Lucifer as the “morning star/daystar” yet Jesus himself stated in Revelation that HE is the “bright morning star”. I could never reconcile that and I’ve never seen anyone broach this subject before.

    For me personally, Deconstructing Lucifer was an answer I waited 10 years for.

    David’s writing style is fluent and so easily read. I really appreciate that as it makes it so much easier to stay abosrbed in the book and the information being delivered. His thoughts flow naturally forward from one point to the next and you never feel as though you’re left behind in a cloud of misunderstanding. Each point made is made well and covered from all angles.

    This book is a must-read as it clears up so many misconceptions and false doctrines about “Lucifer” and the myths surrounding him that have twisted the truth into a blaspemous lie. Make no mistake about it, this is not some simple little deviation. The repercussions of a misunderstanding of this magnitude about Satan/”Lucifer” have more far-reaching effects than I think many of us realize.

    Thank you David for having the courage to write this book, for your commitment to the truth, and for your obvious love and service to the Body of Christ.

    May God’s providence surround you and may He bless your efforts in writing this book.

    Much love brother!

  3. Wow, you’ve done it again! What a scholarly treatise you have written, replete with relevant references, word studies and expositions which anyone would be foolish to ignore! To me, you have presented a case which does justice to God’s word, and I sincerely hope that others will also take note. This should be on the must-read list for every Christian, particularly among those overseeing God’s flock and having to give an account of their stewardship one day. Thank you for all the hard work, diligence and persistence you have put into all the research that has gone into your superbly written and well presented book – what a privilege to read!

    This has been the book I have been waiting for – for a very long time – and which has stimulated my mind and spirit into also helping me further investigate and understand things better – not only the wealth of the truth hidden in the Bible – but also the enormous challenges facing Christianity today! Sadly, though, this book has also highlighted the need for even having to question the underlying texts of the Bible itself, which corruption has also played no insignificant role in further influencing the integrity of translations – and the myths which have directly arisen from these.

    This almost reminds one of forensic specialists that are called upon in order to authenticate works of art. However, with the Bible it seems to work the same way as it does in the world of art – it all comes down to provenance! You have not only effectively ‘deconstructed’ the relevant biblical texts, but have also ‘debunked’ the myths. I’m sure the findings and conclusions in your book will come as a shock and surprise to many, but will hopefully initiate a release in the hearts of those who are prepared to relinquish any preconceived ideas and long-held traditions in favor of the truth, at all costs!

    Bless you David, and may God inspire you to write more!

  4. Without a doubt, with the release of his new book, “Deconstructing Lucifer”, David Lowe has once again shown himself to be the Premier Berean of this generation. The resources used, most of which were unavailable in centuries past when the premise of Lucifer being a”fallen angel” was first presented, have been used convincingly to demonstrate without a doubt – that God’s plans for humanity did in fact include Satan as His instrument in testing all those who would believe in His Son Jesus Christ as their Savior. Finally, the element of Evil in this world is answered due to the detailed research presented in this book.

    David, once again, I am completely blown away with your in-depth research and excellent work. Your books consistently help in furthering the understanding of believers as well as non believers – as we help them to understand God’s plan for humanity.  I have read all of the books you’ve written and none have disappointed but have truly increased my understanding of God’s word and my hope for the future.

    As Christians our purpose is to help others find out the truth of God and He uses us and the knowledge he bestows on us to meet that end…instead of building on others beliefs, God instructs us to search out the Scriptures for ourselves in order to determine the truth of a matter, which is exactly what David Lowe has done in “Deconstructing Lucifer”, as well as his other two books, “Earthquake Resurrection” and “Then His Voice Shook the Earth”. All three are invaluable for understanding God’s love, motives and plans for humanity and answers the most critical question that most unbelievers have which is “Why is there Evil in the world?”

    I have been part of a bible distribution ministry for close to 20 years and am an avid researcher of scripture and David’s works are the most researched and best of have had the privilege to read.

    David is an inspiration to us all to study in order to confidently share God’s truth and love for humanity!

    Sincerely,
    Lorraine Blackwell

  5. I have just finished reading “Deconstructing Lucifer” for the 2nd time. Just wanted you to know that it was the most insightful and informative book I have read in the past 10 years. There is much more in the book than just the obvious.

  6. “Know thy self, know thy enemy. A thousand battles, a thousand victories.” -Sun Tzu… What better way to avoid the roaring lion seeking to devour, than to know a little bit about the history of this entity and what its goals are? I finished reading ‘Deconstructing Lucifer’ just a few days ago and I loved it. About half-way in, the ball really gets rolling! New insight into key verses are what I’ve come to expect from David and this new book does it again. If you want to understand the big picture from Creation to present and how this evil thing called Satan fits in and even helps God accomplish the Heavenly plan… take a look at this one!

  7. Read your entire book – one sitting – Sunday afternoon. WOW! Great research and scholarship. I was amazed at many thought provoking statements and concepts. You did a great job! Keep up the good work… Pastor Cauthon

  8. I just got done listening to your interview with David, and I think it’s the most fascinating interviews I’ve heard anywhere in a very long time. I’m looking forward to hitting my books when I get home to go over the Hebrew he brought up just in the interview.

    I can tell you off the top of my head that heylel (“Lucifer”) in Hebrew can indeed be understood to be yalal with the definite article heh in front of it, meaning “the howler.” It makes you wonder if Paul was recognizing a play-on-words when he wrote that “Satan [i.e., hayalal, the Howler] is transformed into an angel of light [heylel, the Illuminator].”

    Anyway, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the show and how much I’m looking forward to picking up David’s book.

  9. Having read David Lowe’s “Earthquake Resurrection” and “His Voice Shook the Earth”, two of the most insightful and excellent books on eschatology I have ever read, I was very excited for “Deconstructing Lucifer.” Those familiar with Lowe and the level of research he puts into rightly dividing the word of truth, will not be disappointed. I finished the book in just 2 days. As a Gap Theorist, I did not agree with the major conclusions of the book, but it is definitely a bold attempt to look at the common traditional interpretations of the origin of Satan and where and how the term “Lucifer” originated. Particularly impressive is the chapter on the “Labyrinth” of Lucifer’s name that goes through the historical iterations of the name “Lucifer” its actual meaning and how it made its way into the Bible.

    So while you may agree or disagree (in my case) with the conclusions of the book, it is certainly always good to let iron sharpen iron and read books that do not just take long-held traditions over traditional examination of Bible Scripture. Lowe does this and more.

  10. After reading Deconstructing Lucifer I have begun to think that perhaps the old way of looking at him was giving him a bit too much glory, and I kind of wonder if he doesn’t enjoy it? The book has given me a lot to think about. Not only that but it has helped to put into perspective some things that occurred in the Garden that didn’t seem to quite fit with the common ‘revelation’ concerning Satan.
    Thanks for the insights.
    Pastor Les Uptain

  11. David,
    Your book was helpful in my research on Lucifer. I footnote you in the appendix of my research. I had already come to similar conclusions myself reading NT Wright who sold me on the notion of the satan as an office not a personal name, but your extra touches were helpful. And BTW Deconstructing Lucifer is a brilliant title!

    Brian Godawa
    Hollywood screenwriter and author of Noah Primeval and Enoch Primordial in the Chronicles of the Nephilim series
    http://www.chroniclesofthenephilim.com
    http://www.godawa.com
    http://www.facebook.com/ChroniclesOfTheNephilim

  12. Hi David,

    I finished reading Earthquake Resurrection and Deconstructing Lucifer, and was wondering when the revised Then His Voice Shook the Earth book will be available on Kindle. I really enjoyed your thoughts in the Earthquake Resurrection book and actually read it twice to make sure I fully understood all the points you were making. I thought Deconstructing Lucifer was the most interesting book I have ever read on the subject, and am glad I read it, because I had always held the view that Lucifer and Satan were the same.

    Robert

  13. Hi David, I read your book- Deconstructing Lucifer. I thought your book was amazing and extremely informative. It’s a lot to take in and grasp, esp since myself and most of the church have been taught the “Satan is a fallen angel” theory for so long. I’m going to reread it and study it some more. Thanks again for all your work!

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