Satan's Descent from Heaven


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Here is the story of Satan falling from Heaven, as seen through the eyes of John Milton. I find it rather interesting.

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Satan's Descent from Heaven

  1. 1. Satan's Decent from Heaven to Hell The journey of Satan according to John Milton’s Paradise Lost
  2. 2. Satan Wages War Against God As an angel in heaven, Satan feels he is powerful enough to overcome God. He begins to wage a war against the almighty.
  3. 3. The Battle of Angels Begins Satan conjures up enough angels to follow his belief, and a starts a battle of good and evil.
  4. 4. War in Heaven And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels Revelation 12:7
  5. 5. Michael Battles Lucifer
  6. 6. The Warring Angels Call A Truce Lucifer and his angels are defeated and no longer allowed into heaven. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. Revelation 12:8
  7. 7. Rebel Angels Hurled From 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 12:9
  8. 8. Hell Receives Defeated Angels 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: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. Revelation 14:13-15
  9. 9. Satan Rises From the Burning Lake Satan rises up to claim hell as his own domain and delivers a rousing speech to his followers ("Better to reign in hell, than serve in heav'n"). The logic of Satan (Satanic Logic) is introduced by: "The mind is its own place, and in itself, can make a Heaven of Hell, a Hell of Heaven." So stretched out huge in length the Arch-fiend lay, Chained on the burning lake; nor ever thence Had risen, or heaved his head, but that the will And high permission of all-ruling Heaven Left him at large to his own dark designs,
  10. 10. Satan Speaks to His Legions For who can yet believe, though after loss, That all these puissant legions, who exile Hath emptied heav’n Satan still wants to battle for his belief in his right of power. He speaks to his followers and is angry that they have been casted out of heaven. He calls for a meeting with all the demons at his Palace.
  11. 11. Pandemonium - Satan's Palace At Pandemonium, the high capital of Satan and his peers. Their summons called From every band and squared regiment By place or choice the worthiest: they anon With hundreds and with thousands trooping came Attended Here Beelezub tells Satan of a new world being built by God. This new world is to be home to man.
  12. 12. Satan Holds Court in Hell Satan begins to organize his followers andnames Mammon and Beelzub as his lieutenants. It is decided here that Satan will poison the newly created Earth.
  13. 13. As Satan journeys to Earth, he sees sin and death at the gates of hell. Sin was born through a burst of flame out of Satans forehead before he began his war with God. What thing thou art, thus double-formed, and why In this infernal vale first met thou call’st Me father, and what phantasm call’st my son? I know thee not, nor ever saw til now sight more detestable than him and thee. Satan Encounters his Offspring Sin and Death at the Gate of Hell
  14. 14. Sin Unlocks Hell’s Gate, Satan Journey’s Across Chaos Satan begins his journey to Earth.
  15. 15. Satan Passes the Steps Ascending To Heaven
  16. 16. Satan Struggles Against the Anarchy of Chaos
  17. 17. Satan Descends to Earth
  18. 18. Satan Rests on Mt. Niphates, Lamenting the Loss of Heaven
  19. 19. Satan Views the Whole of Eden Thus begins the story of Adam and Eve
  20. 20. Works Cited <ul><li>Milton, John. Paradise Lost . New York: Norton & Company, 1975. </li></ul><ul><li>The New Oxford Annotated Bible . Third ed. New York: Oxford, 2007. </li></ul>