Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search KJV
Your Bible Version is the KJV
Go to Top
Link to This PageCite This Page
Share this pageFollow the BLB
Printable Page
 
 
The Blue Letter Bible
Sponsors
BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search KJV
 [?]

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
x
Search KJV

Let's Connect
x
Daily Devotionals
x

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans
x

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Don Stewart :: Were All the Angels Created Good?

Choose a new font size and typeface
Don Stewart
Yes. When God originally created the angels, they, along with everything else in the universe, were created good. The Bible says.

God saw everything that He had made, and indeed, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day (Genesis 1:31).

Probation

Though all of the angels were originally created holy, not all of them remained in this state. It seems that God allowed for a time of testing after their creation. Led by one particular angel, some of them rebelled against God, though it seems that most of them continued to follow Him. The Bible makes a clear distinction between these two groups of angels.

Good Angels

The angels that did not rebel continue to follow the Lord until this day. They have constantly demonstrated their loyalty to God. They are known as the "elect" angels.

I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality (1 Timothy 5:21).

Evil Angels

On the other hand, the evil angels await judgment. The Bible says that the eternal fires of judgment were prepared for them.

Then He will say to those at His left, 'You that are accursed, depart from Me into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels (Matthew 25:41).

Summary


Though God initially created everything perfect, some of the angels chose to leave their position with Him. That rebellion separated the angels into two groups - righteous and unrighteous. The righteous ones will remain in His service forever while the unrighteous angels, through their own choice, have been condemned to judgment.
CONTENT DISCLAIMER:

The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Since the text and audio content provided by BLB represent a range of evangelical traditions, all of the ideas and principles conveyed in the resource materials are not necessarily affirmed, in total, by this ministry.