I got into this a bit in “Unanswered Questions…”,but thought I’d elaborate more about it. This is one of those examples where people at some point just started making things up on their own to impress themselves. I have no idea who was the first to put this forth, nor am I going to look. Whoever it was, it was probably someone with some charisma, because it did spread. Even though the Bible says the complete opposite, people really believe Satan was once known as Michael. I am astonished at how things so biblically clear can be spun to have people believe the complete opposite.
Revelation 12:7-9 “And there was (will be) 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 anymore in heaven.” “And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent (from Genesis 3), called the Devil, and Satan, which deceives the whole world: he was cast onto the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” So let me get this straight- Satan and his angels fights against his own angels? How much more clear can it be? I guess the clarity doesn’t matter when someone is making themselves out to be an ubergenius whose thoughts about the Bible are more true than the Bible itself.
Satan’s name was Helel, which was translated into Lucifer, which is Latin. It is written in Isaiah 14. Some believe Isaiah was talking about a former king of Babylon, but that isn’t true. The Bible speaks of a future king of Babylon, who is Satan, and Isaiah was describing how he fell long ago.
I really wish people would stop making things up based on nothing written. It is even worse when people believe things that completely contrast with what is written, which I have dealt with too much here. Read and take the Word word for word. Don’t omit. Don’t add. Don’t dismiss. Just read.