The name Lucifer has often been understood to be another name for the devil or the satan. This identification has a long history in the church, going back to at least the fourth century. Its origin is actually from a passage in the Old Testament from the book of Isaiah that, to some, speaks of a being cast out of heaven because of pride. Since some people see a reference to the devil being cast out of heaven in the New Testament (Rev 12:9-12; cf. Lk 10:18), they assumed that the Isaiah passage referred to the same thing. READ MORE: http://www.crivoice.org/lucifer.html
Nope, we're not exaggerating. “Shadows from the Walls of Death” sounds like a fantastic book of horror. The book is the most dangerous book known of, and not for the words it contains. It doesn’t even contain any words after the title page and preface. The 86 page book simply contains samples of wallpaper. The wallpaper samples are infused with a deadly amount of arsenic! There are only two copies of the book in the U.S. They are located at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. At Michigan State University, they don’t kid around either. The book is held in their library’s Special Collection division. The book is sealed in a protective container and each individual page is encapsulated. Anyone who wishes to view the book has to wear special blue, plastic, protective gloves. The book was created by a University of Michigan alum, actually. Robert Kedzie graduated in 1851 with a medical degree. He worked for a time and then became a civil war surgeon. In 1863, Kedzie returned to Michigan to chair the Michigan Agricultural College’s chemistry department where he later chaired the committee on “Poisons, Special Sources of Danger to Life and Health.” His main concern was poisonous paper, especially arsenic pigmented wallpaper. It was widely used in some states in the 19th century. He collected wallpaper from various places, cut them into pages and bound them into...