Section: Angels: Unfallen and Fallen

Section: Angels: Unfallen and Fallen

A. Creation of Angels

God created an innumerable number of sinless beings known as angels, seraphs, and cherubs. The Scriptures do not indicate a precise time for this creation. The Scriptures do teach that the angels saw the foundations of the earth created which would be between day 2 and 3.

Job 38:6, 7; Ezekiel.28:15; Matthew.8:10; 24:31; 26:53 Psalms.148:2, 5; Colossians.1:16; Jude 6

B. Satan

One of these created beings, “Day-Star, Son of the Morning,” the highest in rank, sinned through pride, thus becoming Satan the adversary; that he is an actual person with all the characteristics of personality; that he is the originator of sin; that he operates today as the prince and god of this world; that he is the arch-enemy of God and the people of God and deceiver of humanity; that he led the first parents into transgression causing their fall; that he was judged at the cross, a judgment yet to be executed in the Lake of Fire.

Job.1:12; Ezekiel 24:18; 28:11-19; Isaiah 14:12-15; Matt.13:39; 12:24; Luke 10:18; 11:18; John 8:44; 12:31; 2 Corinthians. 4:4; 6:15; 2 Corinthians.11:3, 14; 1 Ephesians.2:2; 6:11-12; Thessalonians. 3:52 Timothy.2:26; James 4:7; 1 Peter.5:8; 1 John 5:19; Revelations.12:3, 9-10, 17.

C. Unfallen Angeles

A great company of angels kept their holy estate and are ministering spirits of God for the carrying out of His purpose, especially to those who inherit salvation.

Genesis.21:17-20; 1 Kings 19:5-7; Psalms.34:7, 35:4-5; Daniel.6:20, 23; Matthew.18:10; Luke 16:22; Acts 12:7; Hebrews.1:14; Jude 9

D. Demons

One third of the angels followed Satan in his fall, some of whom became demons who are active as Satan’s agents in the carrying out of unholy purposes, while others who fell are “reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.”

Genesis.6:4; Daniel.10:10-20; Zechariah.3:1; Matthew.4:9-10; 8:28, 10:1; 12:24; 25:41; Mark 1:14,34; 5:32; Acts 19:16; 2 Corinthians. 11:13-15; Ephesians. 6:12; 5:6, 7; 1 Timothy.4:1-3; Jude 6, 7; Revelations.9:1-11; 16:13-16

What are we doing?

  • Love the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  • Love People of all Nations.
  • Share Jesus the Messiah.
  • Make Disciples of all Nations.

What are our values?

  • A maturing relationship with the Messiah.
  • Biblical authority as God’s perfect standard for life and faith.
  • Biblical hospitality to all people to know the Love of the Messiah.
  • Ministry excellence since we serve the Messiah.
  • Ministry integrity since we are accountable to the Messiah.

What makes us successful in the eyes of the Lord?

We worship the LORD.

  • Love the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
  • We read and study the Scriptures.
  • We pray.
  • We obey.

Love People of all Nations

  • Our family relationships are growing.
  • Our church family relationships are growing.
  • I’m involved in a Bible Study.
  • I give care to the believers at church.
  • I serve at church.

Share Jesus the Messiah

  • We are prepared to share the Gospel to the Jew first and the Gentile.
  • We are proactively developing relationships with lost people.
  • We engage in witnessing opportunities with lost people.
  • We are supporting missionaries who are taking the Gospel to the nations.

Make Disciples of all Nations.

  • We are personally accountable to other believers.
  • We are involved in equipping other believers.
  • We are multiplying disciples.
  • We are using our spiritual gifts to edify one another.

How are we doing it?

  • We worship, serve and connect weekly.
  • We reach and equip regularly.

Where is the Lord taking us?

We believe God is calling us to be a light in the darkness to a lost and ever-darkening world. The Gospel of Jesus Christ (the Good News about the Person and work of the Messiah) provided the way for sinners to move from the Kingdom of Darkness to the Kingdom of Light. Once we receive this truth by faith personally, we’re compelled to share the effects of this spiritual change with others and to grow in our relationship with the Messiah.

To learn more about the beliefs and doctrines of RHC, please view our Statement of Faith. For more information or to connect with RHC, we encourage you to Contact Us.


We're On a Mission

Rock Harbor Church is a community of believers devoted to God’s Word. Founded upon an unwavering commitment to “anchor ourselves to the rock of Christ,” we teach the entire Bible verse by verse from Genesis to Revelation, and seek to apply its truth to our daily lives in order to go deeper in our walk with the Lord. We are a growing body of believers committed to reaching our culture with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe that the Bible is God’s Holy Word, and that it contains God’s perfect plan to redeem humanity from sin, through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

We defend God’s absolute truth in a relativistic culture. We desire to ground our understanding of current events from a biblical and prophetic perspective. We protect our people by warning of the growing apostasy inside and outside of Christendom. We value the Biblical family unit which was created by God to be the bedrock of a society. Therefore, our desire is to preserve our marriages and seek to protect and prepare our children to encounter a culture that is hostile to a biblical view of the family. We support the Jewish people, the nation of Israel, and the Lord’s plan for them.

We believe that Rock Harbor Church just didn’t happen, but that the LORD planted us in this area of Bakersfield for a specific reason. Our mission is simple and it guides everything we do: Love God, Love People, Share Jesus, Make Disciples. This mission is uniquely different compared to what the world offers to people. Our church offers what people need instead of what they think they want.