On Lucifer, Tom Ellis plays the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar, as well as a human consultant at the LAPD who goes by the name of Lucifer Morningstar. When he’s not being one of these characters, he’s spending time with his family and friends in London where he lives with his wife and three children. We caught up with Tom to learn more about how he got started in acting, what it was like to play such an important role on Lucifer, and what we can expect from this devilishly good show in its third season. Lucifer Morningstar Reveals the Secrets of Hell
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Who is the Devil
The Devil is known by many names: Lucifer, Satan, Beelzebub, Mephistopheles, Abaddon. He’s referred to in thousands of books and movies as evil incarnate. But there are more sides to him than we think.
Is God real?
There are about 3,000 religions in the world today and for many people, faith is a cornerstone to their daily lives. In fact, it’s estimated that 65 percent of people in North America identify as religious. So, why do most modern religions have a long history tied to ancient beliefs? And what do atheists think about religion? What follows is an exploration of these questions and more.
Why did Lucifer rebel?
The reason for Lucifer’s rebellion is never explicitly revealed, but showrunners Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich have confirmed that it was because God refused to accept him as his son. In fact, before he fell, Lucifer believed he was destined to be more than just an angel. He believes he could have been God’s equal, as well as his lover. When God refused to see him as anything more than a servant, Lucifer rebelled.
What happened in Heaven?
Lucifer’s story was intriguing, as he appears on Earth as an influential business owner in Los Angeles while secretly running Lux (the hottest nightclub in town) to serve his own ends. The police department values Lucifer’s knowledge and insight, but they also have suspicions about what Lucifer is really up to. Eventually, Lucifer’s lust for power takes over and forces him to confront God once again.
How many angels are there?
According to Abrahamic religions, angels are believed to be divine messengers, although their nature varies from religion to religion. In mainstream Christianity, Judaism and Islam there are thought to be three different classes of angels: Angels that fulfill God’s tasks (seraphim), Angels who protect humanity (cherubim) and Angels who act as a messenger (angel). Within these categories there are three different ranks: Seraphim can be further subdivided into Thrones, Dominions and Principalities.
Are demons real?
Demons are not only real, but they’re all around us! Yes, you might be thinking: What? There is no way that evil spirits are lurking in every corner, waiting to corrupt me and drag me down to hell. That sounds silly! Oh no, it doesn’t sound silly at all—it sounds horrifying. In fact, there is a good chance that you have already encountered a demon before and didn’t even know it. In fact… Lucifer?
Different types of angels
There are three types of angels according to religious texts. The first, seraphim, are closest to God and represent his will. Cherubim possess intelligence, wisdom and knowledge. Angels use their intellect as messengers from God to his people; they communicate God’s word in a consistent manner for a variety of different situations.
Origins of Angels and Demons
Where do angels and demons come from? Why does God care about humanity when there are entire worlds of beings that aren’t even human in creation? What about hell? Is it real or metaphorical? In our third episode, co-creators Tom Kapinos and Jerry Bruckheimer discuss Lucifer Morningstar’s origin story and how it ties into events that took place before and after humanity.
Are humans considered immortal?
Yes, although you’re more likely to live for a long time before you die. The average lifespan in America is about 78 years, and there are a number of factors that will affect how long you live, such as genetics and lifestyle. For example, smoking cigarettes can shorten your life by decades (yes, really). Exercise can do a lot to add years to your life.
Will there be world peace on Earth?
There will never be world peace, because there will always be something that one person can’t agree on with another. That doesn’t mean people can’t get along or that there can’t be some sort of peace between two groups. But there will always be conflict and controversy somewhere in our world.