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Subject: satan and his 1/3

Message: Was it only male who were cast down to earth with satan. Did they have the Priesthood?

Kate

Kate,

Many times in the scriptures the term ’sons of God’ is used to designate both men and women.  I would presume that the 1/3 of the hosts of heaven that followed Lucifer, who became the devil, were both men and women.  I am not aware of any place where it states that they were of both sexes though, nor where it states they were only men.

Satan and his followers do not hold the Priesthood of God.  The Priesthood is given to men in mortality and Satan will never receive a body nor experience mortality.  The Lord spoke to Moses telling him:

1 And I, the aLord God, spake unto Moses, saying: That bSatan, whom thou hast commanded in the name of mine Only Begotten, is the same which was from the cbeginning, and he came before me, saying—Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will dredeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely eI will do it; wherefore fgive me thine honor.

2 But, behold, my Beloved aSon, which was my Beloved and bChosen from the beginning, said unto me—cFather, thy dwill be done, and the eglory be thine forever.
3 Wherefore, because that aSatan brebelled against me, and sought to destroy the cagency of man, which I, the Lord God, had given him, and also, that I should give unto him mine own power; by the power of mine Only Begotten, I caused that he should be dcast down;
4 And he became aSatan, yea, even the bdevil, the father of all clies, to ddeceive and to blind men, and to lead them ecaptive at his will, even as many as would not fhearken unto my voice.
5 And now the serpent was more asubtle than any beast of the field which I, the Lord God, had made.
6 And aSatan put it into the heart of the serpent, (for he had drawn away bmany after him,) and he sought also to cbeguile Eve, for he dknew not the emind of God, wherefore he sought to destroy the world. Moses 4: 1-6
Satan requested “thine honor” and wanted to take away the “agency of man” and because of this he wast cast out of heaven, never to receive a body. Moses 4: 1-6
Satan has created his own church and indicates he has a “priesthood”, but it is his own and not the Lords.
Gramps
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