Adversary
Image by Book of Mormon Central
KnoWhy #287
“Wherefore, men are free ... to choose liberty and eternal life, through the great Mediator of all men, or to choose captivity and death, according to the captivity and power of the devil.”
2 Nephi 2:27
Rattlesnake by James Fullmer
KnoWhy #189
"And it came to pass that the people began to wax strong in wickedness and abominations; and they did not believe that there should be any more signs or wonders given; and Satan did go about, leading away the hearts of the people, tempting them and causing them that they should do great wickedness in the land."
3 Nephi 2:3
The Temptation of Christ on the Mountain by Duccio di Buoninsegna
KnoWhy #55
“And thus the devil cheateth their souls, and leadeth them away carefully down to hell”
2 Nephi 28:21
Lucifer from Milton's Paradise Lost by Gustave Dore (1866)
KnoWhy #43
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!”
2 Nephi 24:12; Isaiah 14:12
Assyrian relief of archers in battle
KnoWhy #18
“And I said unto them that . . . whoso would hearken unto the word of God, and would hold fast unto [the rod of iron], they would never perish; neither could the temptations and the fiery darts of the adversary overpower them unto blindness, to lead them away to destruction”
1 Nephi 15:24