Enlil was the chief god of Mesopotamia for more than a thousand years. His “reign” began with the rise of the Akkadian empire in the twenty-fourth century BC. But if we look farther back in history, we may find another hint at this god’s arrogance and a very clear message from God that he will not be allowed out of the abyss before the appointed time.
LUCIFER WASN’T born, he was created—by the early church. We continue our study of Satan and explain how early church theologians, beginning with Ignatius of Antioch in the early 2nd century through Augustine in the early 5th, transformed “the adversary” of the Old Testament into Lucifer and shaped our modern