Any early present for Anti-Christ day: 6/6/06.
Did you know that Jesus was Lucifer? (That’ll get Ed Decker going.) Well, perhaps only in philological geekdom.
In 2 Peter 1:19, the “day star,” (Gk. phosphoros) is said to arise in our hearts when we receive the “more sure word of prophecy.” The reference is to Jesus. This “day star” (literally Venus), is called helel in Hebrew (see Isaiah 14:12 where it refers to the king of Babylon). The Latinized translation? “Lucifer.”
Because Jesus referred to the fall of “Satan” using the image of Venus’s brightness on the horizon (Luke 10:18), the epithet “Lucifer” has stuck for the demon we call the Devil.
It is interesting to note that the names we often take to be synonymous (for example, “devil,” “Satan,” “Beelzebub,” “Lucifer,” etc.) have separate and interesting philological origins.