Heaven and Hell.
#1: Lucifer is not Satan
'the morning star', i.e. Venus. Early interpreters thought that
the name was being applied to Satan in the Bible, but they misunderstood
the reference. It's actually applied to Nebuchadnezzar.
#2: There's Another Kind of Fallen Angel
As well as the
angels who followed Satan, there are also the angels who were sent
down by God to instruct the children of Adam and Eve. They fell
in love with mortal women, engaged in sex and produced offspring.
The offspring are the race of giants or nephelim mentioned in Genesis
6. These fallen angels are known as the evil Watchers or Grigori,
and suffer appropriate punishments for their lapse.
#3: A Legend about the Tower of Babel
The Tower was
built by King Nimrod with the aid of the giants or nephelim. It
took a full year to climb to the top. Standing on the top, King
Nimrod and his courtiers were able to shoot arrows right into Heaven.
The arrows fell back to Earth dripping with blood; the blood of
angels. Nimrod and his courtiers were appropriately punished. The
giants, who had got into the habit of eating human beings, were
finally wiped out in the Flood.
#4: Satan Did Not Exist until the New Testament.
In the Old Testament,
there is a 'satan' who serves God in the role of accusing angel.
But 'satan' is not a name; the word means 'adversary', and this
satan-angel is merely a kind of Counsel for the Prosecution.
#5: Hell might be in Heaven
Hell is not necessarily
down below. There's one version of Hell which locates the domain
of punishment, torment and fallen angels inside Heaven itself. This
Hell or Gehenna lies in the Northern regions of the Third Level
of Heaven (or the Third Heaven).
#6: Satan Let Off!
St Jerome and several other early Church fathers, Satan will eventually
repent. He will be pardoned and allowed back into Heaven to take
up his old position again. (This prediction features in the background
world for Ferren and the Angel.)
#6: The Number of Angels in Heaven
There are 266,613,336
angels in Heaven. Before the Fall of Satan, there were 399,920,004.
If you wanted to know.