Angels, Fallen and Unfallen

We believe that God created Lucifer and innumerable spiritual sinless beings called angels.  Lucifer sinned through pride, desiring to be “like the most High.” and becoming Satan, fell from heaven with a company of demons who joined him in his unholy purpose to corrupt the human race, beginning with leading Adam and Eve into transgression.  Satan was judged at the cross, but is still a usurper who rules as the “god of this world,” He now appears as an “angel of light”, counterfeiting the works of God, denying the sufficiency of Christ for salvation.  At the Second Coming of Christ, Satan will be bound for one thousand years, then loosed for a season to deceive the nations, then finally defeated and “cast into the lake of fire and brimstone.” (Genesis 3:1-19; Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Romans 5:12-14; 2 Corinthians 4:3,4; 11:13-15; Ephesians 6:10-12; Colossians 2:15; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Timothy 3:6; 4:1-3; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 20:1-3, 10).

We believe another company of angels serves God’s purposes, sent forth as ministering spirits for those who shall inherit salvation.  Man was created lower than the angels, but because of the incarnation of Christ, man has been lifted to a new sphere above the angels.  (Luke 15:10; 1 Corinthians 6:3; Ephesians 1:21; Hebrews 1:14; 2:6-10; Revelation 7:12)