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 Cor. 6:3).

I. Origin of Angels:

  1. They were created by God the Son (Col. 1:16; Neh. 9:6 Ps. 148:2,5). 
  2. They were created either at the foundations of the earth or were created at some unknown time before (Job 38:4-7).
  3. There were many angels created, the exact number unknown (Heb. 12:22).
  4. 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:

  1. They are spirit beings (Heb. 1:13,14; Eph. 6:12).
  2. They are not marriageable beings with each other and whenever they appear, they appear as male beings (Matt. 22:30).
  3. They are personal beings (II Sam. 14:20; Dan. 9:22; 10:12; II Tim. 2:26; Rev. 12:7).
  4. They are immortal beings (Lk. 9:26; 20:35-36).
  5. They can move around and are powerful (Matt. 26:53; Dan. 9:21; Ps. 103:20; 2 Pet. 2:11).
  6. They are glorious (Lk. 9:26).
  7. Angels have names (Dan. 10:13; 9:21; Mk. 5:9).
  8. They are beings of various ranks and order (Eph. 1:21; Dan. 10:13).

III. Ministry of Angels:

  1. Worship to God (Isa. 6:2-3; Heb. 1:6).
  2. Praise of rejoicing over God's work (Job 38:4,7; Lk. 2:13,14).
  3. Execute God's will (Ps. 103:20).
  4. Work in the affairs of nations (Dan. 10:10-14;20,21).
  5. Work and guard over believers (Ps. 91:11).
  6. Every child has one which stands before God (Matt. 18:10).
  7. Minister to God's people (Heb. 1:14; Rev. 1-3).
  8. Defend and deliver God's servants (2 Kings 6:17).
  9. Will accompany Christ at His return (Matt 25:31; I Thess. 4:16).
  10. Involved in separating the righteous & unrighteous (Matt. 13:49).
  11. Aid in the punishment of the wicked (2 Thess. 1:7-8).
  12. Aid in God's wrath on earth (Rev. 15).
  13. They are involved with the transportation and entry into eternity (Luke 16:22).

IV. Special Classifications of Spirit Beings:

  1. The Elect Angels (I Tim. 5:21):
  1. Cherubim (Heb. 9:5; Ezek. 10:4; Gen. 3:22-24),
  2. Seraphim (Isa. 6:1-3),
  3. Living creatures (Rev. 4:6-9),
  4. Archangel (I Thess. 4:;16; Jude 9),
  5. Michael-Chief Prince (Dan. 10:13; Rev. 12:7),
  6. Gabriel (Dan. 9:21).
  1. The Fallen Angels:

    1.
    Satan, Serpent, Lucifer, Dragon (Rev. 12:9),
    2.
    Loose ones (Mk. 5:9,15; I Tim. 4:1)(Angels & Demons),
    3. Bound ones (II Pet. 1 2:4; Jude 6).

V. Satan (Rev. 20:7,10; Rev. 12:9).

  1. Names of Satin used in Scripture:
  1. Satan (Rev. 12:9; I Tim. 1:20) (KJV Adversary),
  2. Lucifer (Isa. 14:12) (light bearer),
  3. Devil (Rev. 20:7,10)(Lyre),
  4. Ancient Serpent (Rev. 12:9),
  5. Prince (or ruler) of the power (or kingdom) of the air (Eph. 2:2)(Leader of Evil Angels), 
  6. Prince of the World (Jn. 14:30;12:31)(influence of Satan over government and world affairs),
  7. The god of this age (II Cor. 4:4) (False worship and religion),
  8. Dragon (Rev. 12:9),
  9. King of Tyre (Ezek. 28:11),
  10. Morning Star (Isa. 14:12),
  11. Beelzebub (Matt. 10:25)(Prince of devils),
  12. Belial (II Cor. 6:15)(worthless),
  13. Angel of Light (2 Cor. 11:14),
  14. Tempter (Matt 4:3; I Thess. 3:5)(Desire to incite man to sin),
  15. Accuser (Rev. 12:10; Job 1:6-12) (slanderer),
  16. Leviathan (Job 41:1-11; Is. 27:1).
  1. Satan's Original State:
  1. Created perfect in wisdom and beauty (Ezek. 28:12),
  2. Was next to God on the holy mount (Ezek. 28:14),
  3. Sinless in conduct (Ezek. 28:15),
  4. He had access to the Garden of Eden (Ezek. 28:13).
  1. Satan's Fall:
  1. Heart lifted up with pride (Ezek. 28:17),
  2. Heart full of wrong ambition (Ezek. 28:16,18),
  3. Lied to Eve and tempted her to disobey (Gen. 3; Ezek.28:13).
  1. Satan's Judgment:
  1. Degraded in moral character (Ezek. 28:16),
  2. Deposed from on high (Ezek. 28:16),
  3. Declared to be judged at the Garden (Gen. 3:14-15) and by Jesus Christ at the cross (Jn. 16:11)
  4. Defeated at the Cross (I Cor. 2:6-8),
  5. Destroyed at the Cross (Heb. 2:14),
  6. Disposed for eternity in lake of fire (Rev. 20:10; Matt. 25:41).
  1. Satan's Work Today:
  1. Instigates sin (Gen. 3:1-6; I Pet. 5:8),
  2. Affliction and suffering caused (Acts 10:38; Lk. 13:16),
  3. Causes death (Ac. 5:3 cf. v5; Heb. 2:14; Job 1:2-19;2:6),
  4. He Captures men (I Tim. 3:7, 2 Tim. 2:26),
  5. All the meanings of the names given to Satan are his traits practiced in the world.

VI. Demons:

  1. They are Satan's emissaries (Matt. 12:22-30),
  2. They are Spirit beings (Matt. 8:16; Lk. 10:17,20),
  3. There are multitudes (Mk. 5:9),
  4. They are unclean spirits (Matt. 10:1; 12:43),
  5. They can enter unbelievers and control them (Mk. 5:8,11-13),
  6. They can oppress believers (Eph. 6:10-12),
  7. They afflict men with sicknesses both physically and mentally (Matt. 12:22; Mk. 5:4-5).

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.
 

Angels
Guardian Angels by Alan Bonifay - 10/1/97
Angels Defined and Misconceptions About Them by Alan Bonifay - 11/1/97
The Origin Of Angels by Alan Bonifay - 12/1/97
The Nature of Angels by Alan Bonifay - 1/1/98
The Mission and Activities, and the Destiny of Angels by Alan Bonifay - 2/1/98


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