We have already covered the esentials of God’s existence, the Bible and the Identity of Jesus. The question now comes to mind: What about the angels and demons? Today we’ll look at these briefly.
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Angels and Demons
The one God created everything, including heaven and earth and every living being (Genesis 1:1; Revelation 4:11). Before the creation of this world God created the angels, who are spirit beings with individual personalities. It appears that there are different types or ranks of angels, including seraphim, cherubim, and at least one archangel (Michael).
Angels have a heavenly ministry; they surround God’s throne and worship Him. They also have an earthly ministry as messengers from God. They strengthen, encourage, protect, and deliver the saints. They are instrumental in performing God’s work, particularly His judgment.
Angels were created good but some became evil by choice. One third fell by transgression, and the Bible does not speak of any plan of redemption for them. Some of these fallen angels are bound (II Peter 2:4).
The Scriptures indicate that Satan, or the devil, was originally created as Lucifer, a good angel second to God in power. He sinned through pride and rebellion against God. Now Satan is the chief adversary of God and man. The Bible calls him the tempter, accuser, wicked one, murderer, father of lies, serpent, dragon, roaring lion, god of this world, prince of the power of the air, and prince of devils (demons). Although mighty, he is not omniscient, omnipresent, or omnipotent. The Spirit of God gives believers power over Satan (James 4:7; I John 4:4).
Satan’s agents are the demons. They seem to be fallen angels who are not bound (Matthew 25:41). They seek to possess human bodies, and they cause many types of physical and mental disease, temptation, and oppression. They are involved in divination, heresy, idolatry, and world government.
In the last day, Satan and his agents will be cast into the lake of fire for eternity. Christians have power to cast out demons in Jesus’ name (Mark 6:13; 16:17).
From ‘Doctrines of the Bible’ by David K Bernard