Are Satan and Beelzebul The Same Being?

As a Church, we often take Church Tradition as absolute fact instead of looking at Scripture and analyzing it for ourselves. We’ve been taught that Satan and Lucifer are the same being, as well as Satan and Beelzebul. Now, if the Bible didn’t validate Church Tradition when it came to Satan and Lucifer, could it be then that the Bible doesn’t validate the Church Tradition that Satan and Beelzebul either? Join ArieRashelle as she dissects Matthew 12:24-26 to finally answer these questions and more in her video, Are Satan and Beelzebul The Same Being?

Matthew 12:24-26
Luke 4:5-7
Revelation 12:7, 9
2 Thessalonians 2:9
Revelation 13:2
1 Samuel 8:7
Matthew 25:42-45

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To me, it sounds like Beelzebul is a demon.

24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons.”

Matthew 12:24

To be the prince of something, you have to be a part of it. Therefore, Satan cannot be the same as Beelzebul if Beelzebul is a demon. Why can’t Satan be a demon? As we discussed in previous videos, Satan is a Beast of the Field, not a demon. He was the Serpent in the Garden of Eden who tempted Eve. According to Deuteronomy, demons weren’t known by the people of Israel until they left Egypt and entered the land of Canaan. The land of Canaan was filled with demonic worship.

15 But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked; you grew fat, stout, and sleek; then he forsook God who made him and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation. 16 They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger. 17 They sacrificed to demons that were no gods, to gods they had never known, to new gods that had come recently, whom your fathers had never dreaded. 18 You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth.

Deuteronomy 32:15-18

If Beelzebul is, in fact, a demon, then he has to be a completely separate being from Satan. As we just read, demons had only recently come on the earth when Israel left Egypt and entered Canaan. Therefore, they have to be two separate beings since Satan was in the Garden of Eden and was on the earth from his creation.

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