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Summary: This is the 5th study in the study "Angeology".

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EVIL ANGELS (Part 1)

It is believed that all angels were originally created without fault and like Adam in the Garden were placed on some sort of probation. They were theologically, during this time, posse non pecarre (able not to sin). But the probation period ended when Heaven¡¦s chief angel, Lucifer, instigated a revolt against God. Lucifer was able to persuade one third of the angels to rebel with him. The angels who followed Lucifer became non posse non pecarre (not able not to sin), while the remaining two third were pronounced non posse pecarre (not able to sin).

From that point on the faithful angels are referred to as holy and elect angels and the fallen angels are known as the devil¡¦s angels. This study will identify the names, ranks and characteristics of the fallen angels.

The Names Of Fallen Angels

7. Shedim (Deuteronomy 32:17; Psalm 106:36; 1 Corinthians 10:20). The word ¡§devils¡¨ in this verse is the word shedim in Hebrew.

8. Seirim, sair, satyr (Leviticus 17:7; Isaiah 13:21; 2 Chronicles 11:15; 2 Kings 22:8). The word ¡§he-goat¡¨ is satyr in the Hebrew, and is thought to be tied in to demon creatures of some sort.

9. Elilim (Psalm 96:5).

10. Gad. This is the Hebrew word for ¡§troop¡¨.

11. Qeter (Psalm 91:5-6).

12. The devil¡¦s angels (Matthew 25:41; Revelation 12:9).

13. The angels which kept not their first estate (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6).

14. Familiar spirits (Deuteronomy 18:11; Isaiah 8:10; 19:3).

15. Unclean spirits (Matthew 10:1; Mark 1:27; 3:11; 5:13; Acts 5:16; 8:7; Revelation 16:13).

16. Evil spirits (Luke 7:21; Acts 19:12-13).

17. Seducing spirits (1 Timothy 4:1).

18. Wicked spirits (Luke 11:26).

19. Demons. The word daimon is found more than 75 times in the Greek New Testament. In each case it is translated by the word ¡§devil¡¨ in the King James Version. There are several theories concerning the origin of demons. Here are a few theories.

a. They are spirits of deceased wicked men. However, this cannot be, because the Bible says the unsaved dead are in Hades and not roaming the earth (Psalm 9:17; Luke 16:23; Revelation 20:13).

b. They are spirits of a race before Adam. There is no support for this found in Scripture. The Bible says that Adam was the first man (1 Corinthians 15:45).

c. They are the spirits from the unnatural union between angels and women in Genesis 6. There is no support for this found in Scripture.

d. The most logical theory is that the word ¡§demon¡¨ is simply another title or name for fallen angels. The following verses describe the activities of demons (Matthew 4:24; 7:22; 8:16; 9:32; 10:8; 12:22; 15:22; 17:18; Mark 1:32, 34, 39; 3:13; 6:13; 9:38; 16:9, 17; Luke 4:33, 41; 8:2; 11:14; John 7:20; 8:48; 1 Corinthians 10:20, 21; 1 Timothy 4:1; James 2:19; Revelation 9:20).

The Location Of Fallen Angels

5. There are unchained angels who have some freedom at this time (Psalms 78:49; Ephesians 6:12; Revelation 12:7-9).

6. The chained angels have no freedom at this time. They are in ¡§tartarus¡¨ (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6); the bottomless pit or abyss (Luke 8:31; Revelation 9:1-2, 11; 11:17; 17:8; 20:1-3); or in the Euphrates River (Revelation 9:14).


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