VII ANGELOLOGY - Doctrine of Angels or
the Teaching of Angels
All angels are spirit beings created by Christ. They were created holy and with the
ability to choose to remain in that state or to follow Satan in his fall. Demons
came from among this group of angels that fell with Satan and they are actively at work in
the world today working against God and Christians. The angels who remained faithful
to God are confirmed in their holiness and they act as God's messengers being involved
with believers. The angels learn from believers and have a ministry with those who
shall be heirs of salvation. Someday believers will take part in judging the angels (I
I. Origin of Angels:
They were created by God the Son (Col. 1:16; Neh. 9:6 Ps.
They were created either at the foundations of the earth
or were created at some unknown time before (Job 38:4-7).
There were many angels created, the exact number unknown
They were created in a state of holiness (Gen. 1:31; Is.
14:12; Ez. 28:12-15; Matt. 25:41; Jude 6; 2 Pet. 2:4;).
II. Nature of Angels:
They are spirit beings (Heb.
1:13,14; Eph. 6:12).
They are not marriageable beings
with each other and whenever they appear, they appear as male beings (Matt. 22:30).
They are personal beings (II Sam.
14:20; Dan. 9:22; 10:12; II Tim. 2:26; Rev. 12:7).
They are immortal beings (Lk.
They can move around and are
powerful (Matt. 26:53; Dan. 9:21; Ps. 103:20; 2 Pet. 2:11).
They are glorious (Lk. 9:26).
Angels have names (Dan. 10:13;
9:21; Mk. 5:9).
They are beings of various ranks
and order (Eph. 1:21; Dan. 10:13).
III. Ministry of Angels:
Worship to God (Isa. 6:2-3; Heb. 1:6).
Praise of rejoicing over God's work (Job
38:4,7; Lk. 2:13,14).
Execute God's will (Ps. 103:20).
Work in the affairs of nations (Dan.
Work and guard over believers (Ps. 91:11).
Every child has one which stands before God
Minister to God's people (Heb. 1:14; Rev.
Defend and deliver God's servants (2 Kings
Will accompany Christ at His return (Matt
25:31; I Thess. 4:16).
Involved in separating the righteous &
unrighteous (Matt. 13:49).
Aid in the punishment of the wicked (2
Aid in God's wrath on earth (Rev. 15).
They are involved with the transportation
and entry into eternity (Luke 16:22).
Prince (or ruler) of the power (or kingdom) of the air (Eph. 2:2)(Leader of Evil
Prince of the World (Jn. 14:30;12:31)(influence of Satan over government and
The god of this age (II Cor. 4:4) (False worship and religion),
Dragon (Rev. 12:9),
King of Tyre (Ezek. 28:11),
Morning Star (Isa. 14:12),
Beelzebub (Matt. 10:25)(Prince of devils),
Belial (II Cor. 6:15)(worthless),
Angel of Light (2 Cor. 11:14),
Tempter (Matt 4:3; I Thess. 3:5)(Desire to incite man to sin),
Accuser (Rev. 12:10; Job 1:6-12) (slanderer),
Leviathan (Job 41:1-11; Is. 27:1).
Satan's Original State:
Created perfect in wisdom and beauty (Ezek. 28:12),
Was next to God on the holy mount (Ezek. 28:14),
Sinless in conduct (Ezek. 28:15),
He had access to the Garden of Eden (Ezek. 28:13).
Heart lifted up with pride (Ezek. 28:17),
Heart full of wrong ambition (Ezek. 28:16,18),
Lied to Eve and tempted her to disobey (Gen. 3; Ezek.28:13).
Degraded in moral character (Ezek. 28:16),
Deposed from on high (Ezek. 28:16),
Declared to be judged at the Garden (Gen. 3:14-15) and by Jesus Christ at the
cross (Jn. 16:11)
Defeated at the Cross (I Cor. 2:6-8),
Destroyed at the Cross (Heb. 2:14),
Disposed for eternity in lake of fire (Rev. 20:10; Matt. 25:41).
Satan's Work Today:
Instigates sin (Gen. 3:1-6; I Pet. 5:8),
Affliction and suffering caused (Acts 10:38; Lk. 13:16),
Causes death (Ac. 5:3 cf. v5; Heb. 2:14; Job 1:2-19;2:6),
He Captures men (I Tim. 3:7, 2 Tim. 2:26),
All the meanings of the names given to Satan are his traits practiced in the
They are Satan's emissaries (Matt. 12:22-30),
They are Spirit beings (Matt. 8:16; Lk. 10:17,20),
There are multitudes (Mk. 5:9),
They are unclean spirits (Matt. 10:1; 12:43),
They can enter unbelievers and control them (Mk. 5:8,11-13),
They can oppress believers (Eph. 6:10-12),
They afflict men with sicknesses both physically and mentally (Matt. 12:22; Mk.
VII. There is no hope of salvation for fallen spirit beings.
(Matt. 25:41; 2 Pet. 2:4; Jude 6). Jesus Christ is said to have died to redeem
the human race not angels (Heb. 2:16-18).
For additional consideration on the subject of Angels I
find the following web sites which have some merit for study and consideration -
however I do not endorses all which is expressed by the Author, his exposition
on Angels is worth examination.