Basic Bible Doctrine
Lesson Twelve


Finally, we come to the last lesson included in "Basic Bible Doctrines 101" and that is the doctrine of Angels.  As with most of the other Biblical doctrines, the doctrine of Angels is filled with  non-biblical teachings and doctrines of men. In fact, much of what we see or hear about angels in culture is based on speculation, non-biblical sources, or just plain fantasy. Sadly, when we look to Scripture, there really is not much that we can learn about Angels. But, there are a few things, and some of them might surprise you.

First off, a study of Angels in general yields the following Biblical truths. Angels obey God only (Psalm 91:11, 103,20), they minister to those who are to inherit eternal life (Hebrews 1:14), There numbers are uncountable (Revelation 5:11), they neither marry or are given in marriage (Matthew 22:30), God created them (Nehemiah 9:6), and, They are not omnipresent (Daniel 10:12-14), But, they are powerful (Psalm 103:20).


On the other side of the equation, we don't know "when" they were created, but according to Genesis 2:1, it had to be before the seventh day of creation. We also learn from Scripture that Angels are not to be worshiped at any time (Colossians 2:18), or prayed to (1 Timothy 2:15). Angels are powerful, but not all powerful. They know a lot, but are not omniscience, and, as previously mentioned, they can go almost anywhere, but they are not omnipresent. There are five basic classifications of Angels…




Cherubims are generally associated with guarding sacred things. Cherubim are mentioned in several places throughout Scripture:
They guarded the entrance to the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:24). God is enthroned above them (Ezekiel 10:1–22).
God rides on them (Psalm 18:10)Two golden figures of cherubim sit above the Ark of the Covenant, where God promised to dwell among his people (Exodus 25:22, see also verses 18–21).




Seraphims praise God and are before the throne day and night. Another type of angel, the seraphim, are only mentioned once in the Bible. They appear in Isaiah 6:2–7, where they continually worship the Lord and say, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory” (Isaiah 6:3).




Although not specifically called "Angels", they are in Heaven before the throne just like the Seraphims are.
Ezekiel and Revelation speak of other kinds of heavenly beings known as “living creatures” around God’s throne (Ezekiel 1:5–14, Revelation 4:6–8). They appeared like a lion, an ox, a man, and an eagle, representing various parts of God’s creation (wild beasts, domesticated animals, human beings, and birds). They, too, worship God continually: “Day and night they never cease to sing, ‘Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord God Almighty, who was and is and is to come!’” (Revelation 4:8)


The Angel of the Lord


This is really not an Angel at all, but is in fact a Theophanies, or in other words, an Old Testament visible manifestation of Jesus Christ Himself.

Gen 16:11    And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD ((the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah) hath heard thy affliction.
Gen 16:12    And he will be a wild man; his hand will be against every man, and every man's hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.
Gen 16:13    And she called the name of the LORD that spake unto her, Thou God seest me: for she said, Have I also here looked after him that seeth me?


Fallen Angels


The fallen Angels were created by God
Psalm 148:2-5  /  Colossians 1:16

Lucifer in rebellion was kicked out of heaven because of self pride
Isaiah 14:12  /  Rev. 12:1

Those who followed Lucifer and left their first estate was Bound in chains of darkness
2 Peter 2:4

Cause a lot of havoc in the Spiritual realm
Ephe. 6:12

Lucifer is before the throne of God accusing the brethren day and night
Revelation 12:10


There is no direct link in Scripture that fallen Angels and Demons are the same thing. Although some believe they are, there is reason to believe that they are not. The fallen Angels are always refereed to in Scripture as “Angels” (Matthew 25:41 - Rev. 12:7  “Angel”...  Messenger)


The word “Demon” is never used in Scripture.  The word Devil is used to speak of “demons” in several places in Scripture, but there are two meanings to this word.  When the context of Scripture is speaking about Satan, it always uses the word “dee-ab'-ol-os” meaning “ traducer” {liar, slander} (Matthew 4:1 --  13:39 -- Acts 13:10 -- Jude 1:9) Just to name a few. But, When Scripture is referring to what w would commonly call a “demon” today, it uses a different word… “dahee-mon'-ee-on” (a daemonic being) (Matthew 9:3 -- 17:18 -- John 10:20) and others.


It should be noted that “dahhe-mon’-ee-on” (a daemonic being) is never used in reference to Lucifer.  So, although He is a fallen Angel, Scripture never calls him a demon, but always calls him a “dee-ab/ol-os” (lier).   Who exactly are the demons, and were do they come from? That is for another time.So what do we know about the fallen Angels?


2 Peter 2:4

"For if God spared not the “angels” (messenger) (including Satan Himself) that sinned, but cast them down to hell, (hades) and delivered them into chains (bound) of darkness, (gloom, blackness) to be reserved unto judgment; (see also Jude 1:6)


Confined to darkness until judgment day

2 Corinthians 4:4

Satan is the god of this World

Eph 6:12

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. "


So, from Scripture, Satan is always called a “traducer” (lier, deceiver), and the fallen Angels are always called “Angels” (Messenger).
They are bound (or confined to) in Darkness
They are the rules of this world and rule in darkness
They will be judged and thrown into the lake of fire for all eternity
They are never linked to “demons” in Scripture

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