Statement of Faith

Section: Angels: Unfallen and Fallen
RHC Statement of Faith

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