O.E. Lucifer "Satan," also "morning star," from L. Lucifer "morning star," lit. "light-bringing," from lux (gen. lucis) + ferre "carry" (see infer).
Belief that it was the proper name of Satan began with its used in Bible to translate Gk. Phosphoros, which translates Heb. Helel ben Shahar in Isaiah xiv.12 -- "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!" [KJV] The verse was interpreted by Christians as a reference to "Satan," because of the mention of a fall from Heaven, even though it is literally a reference to the King of Babylon (cf. Isaiah xiv.4).
OR Is his name phosphorus??? Is his name helel ben shahar???
Yamil says "Now what \"inability\" does one have when the Bible refers to us as \"dead to sin"
We will always be sinners during the time we are alive in this world.
But when we are graciously called to Christ and the Holy spirit quickens us unto salvation, - then we are no longer under the "dominion" of sin. IT is no longer our master.
Rom 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace.
To talk about "inability" in this context is the ancient art of Pelagianism/Arminianism, viz "human ability" which is predominant in their theories. Thus their reliance in human resources conflicts with Bible doctrine, and leads them into seeking greater power in the mortal.