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Doctrine about Angels

1. Angels can help protect you (Psalms 91:11).

2. Angels work your behalf (Acts 12:6-11).

3. The bible states that angels, like man were created by God (Colossians 1:16).

4. Angels are spirits, that are immortal, numerous and sexless (Matthew 22:30).

5. Two angels that are of high rank are Michael and Gabriel. Michael: an archangel who defeats satan in heavenly warfare. In Daniel 12:1 he is a protector of Israel.

6. Gabriel appears four times in the Bible (Daniel 8:16, 9:21, Luke 1:19, 26).

7. Angels are not to be worshipped (Revelation 19:9-10).

8. The account of Satan’s rebellion in Isaiah 14:12-17 and Ezekiel 28-12-19.

9. Wicked spirits are fallen angels cast out of heaven.

10. Fallen angels along with satan await judgment (2 Peter 2:4; Matthew 25:41).

11. Angels can be in only one place at one time, they are not omnipresent.

12. Satan is seeking to destroy the church by false teachers and by persecution (2 Peter 2:1-3, Mark 13:22, Acts 8:1).

13. The angel struck down and killed 185,000 soldiers by the Assyrian army in one night (Isaiah 37:36).

14. The devil: Ephesians 4:7, 6:12, 1 Peter 5:8, James 4:7, 2 Corinthians 4:4.

Satan: Some people think there is not a devil. Others believe the devil has horns, is dressed in red, with a spear or pitch fork in his hands. Who‟s right?

According to the Bible, the Word of God, Satan was originally „Lucifer‟. Satan began as an obedient angel, but then he rebelled against God and led a revolt to take God‟s throne. Satan and the other angels were cast down to the earth.

Isaiah 14:12-15/Ezekiel 28:13-17 say this event occurred before the fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Satan‟s fall came through pride. He wanted to be co-equal with God. Jesus in eternity (past) beheld this fall. "I saw Satan fall . . . from heaven." (Luke 10:18) The angels who fell became the Devil and the evil angels (demons).

Revelation 12:3-4: In verse 9, the dragon (Satan) is said to have drawn "a third of the stars of heaven" and cast them to earth. This is generally taken to mean Satan took one-third of all the angels with him (before Adam/Eve).

Satan is the "god of this world". (2 Corinthians 4:4)

Angels are mentioned in at least thirty-four books of the Bible. Christ spoke about angels, demons and Satan. (Matthew 13:39, 18:10, 26:53; Luke 10:18, 11:18; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6)

Angels when they sinned were cast out of Heaven.