Although this article is from the Gnostic perspective, it is an excellent refutation of the popular idea that the Gnostics revered Lucifer, which is also the same popular idea that drives Gnostic interpretations of Satanism and Luciferianism.
“I FORM THE LIGHT AND CREATE DARKNESS…”
One of the favorite rumors that fundamentalist Christians like to spread about the Gnostics is that they worship Lucifer the light-bearer. Supposedly the Gnostics worship this secret fallen angel of light who also challenged Jehovah in the form of the Serpent in the Garden of Eden. To add fuel to the fire, there are some modern self-proclaimed “Gnostics” today who choose to embrace “Lucifer” and revel gleefully in the scandal. But whether there really is a connection between Gnosticism and Lucifer is another matter. To get to the truth behind the rumors we must look at the historical record.
Let’s begin with some basic academic facts: Lucifer was originally the name of a god in ancient Roman mythology. Lucifer was the son of the dawn goddess named Aurora; and the Romans named the planet we call “Venus” after him. He…
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