There are several very blasphemous Doctrines held by
well meaning Christians and one of them relates to the
idea that at some time in the past and indeed, before
the creation of mankind, many angels were cast out of
heaven for rebelling against God, the chiefest of which
was the Devil of mythical belief. This radical idea is
taken from the words of Rev. 12:7-10, part of which is
"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels
fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his
angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found
any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out,
that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which
deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the
earth, and his angels were cast out with him."
WERE ANGELS CAST OUT OF HEAVEN REALLY?
Whilst that sounds very simple and easy to understand
and seems to indicate the truth of the theory of "angels
being put out of heaven", there are two very simple
reasons why such a blasphemous idea is simply not true.
The first one really spells the doom of the idea, for
the book of Revelation, from which the idea is derived
does NOT substantiate the idea at all, for John was told
as he was given the Revelation, that all of it was a
"Revelation of things which must shortly come to
pass"...Rev.1:1. Thus to use this passage to prove an
imaginary event before creation is a dismal failure. The
identity of this dragon is revealed in v.10, as the
"accuser of our Brethren", the pagan Roman system which
condemned thousands of Christians to death. Verses 7-9
merely reveal that the power of paganism was replaced by
Christianity, imperfect though it turned out to be, with
the diabolical ferocity of the Roman Catholic system
trying again to kill the true believers down through the
HE COMMANDED.....THEY WERE CREATED:
The second reason why the commonly believed idea of the
"fallen angels", is not true, is that it is obvious from
Psalms 148:2-5, that angels were specially created as a
spiritual entity to serve the Lord (Jehovah)....""He
commanded and they were created"... (angels
...hosts... sun... moon...stars.. heavens.. waters) and
Jesus tells us in Rev 4:11..".THOU hast created ALL
things and for thy pleasure they are and were created".
The purpose of this special creation of angels by
Jehovah is explained by the Apostle Paul....."Are thy
not all ministering spirits sent forth to minister for
them who shall be heirs of salvation". It is not
realistic to assume that He created one bad angel and
one good one, and so on, NO.....He created perfect
immortal spiritual beings., the like of which we hope to
be when the Lord Jesus rewards those who have loved and
served Him. IF it was possible for angels to sin
then what is the value of being made like unto the
angels?. Why resist sin in this life supposedly secure
in the hope that we will be made LIKE UNTO THE ANGELS
(Luke 20:35), if we are merely exchanging one sinful
nature for another? NO...that is not the case at all,
for God created these pure spiritual beings to be in His
presence and we are told by Habakkuk..."Thou art of
purer eyes than to behold evil and canst not look on
Thus it is quite clear that the angels in the presence
of the Father were AND ARE, pure, sinless and immortal.
Thus there could never have been angels thrown out of
heaven for rebelling against the Father. It's an
impossibility....it didn't happen..
CHAINS OF DARKNESS......DEATH:
The Apostle Peter speaks of angels too..".... if
God spared not the angels that sinned but cast them down
to hell, and delivered them into CHAINS OF
DARKNESS, to be reserved unto judgement
",...(2 Peter 2:4), and Jude, obviously referring to the
same matter, writes....."....the angels which kept
not their first estate , but left their own habitation,
he hath reserved in everlasting CHAINS UNDER DARKNESS
unto the judgement of the great day."....(Jude.v.6).
Again, the casual reading of these verses will
immediately imply to those looking for "proof" of their
idea, that angels DID sin and were cast out of heaven .
BUT.....is this truly the meaning of the passages.?
.Well.....the first strange thing that meets your gaze
in the verses is that, in the first one the "angels"
spoken of were cast down to hell, not the earth, and
they were placed in chains of darkness. In the second
quotation, these same "angels" left "something" and were
then placed in chains under darkness. Job, David and
Luke all make reference to "darkness",
which they associate with death, and the language of
Peter and Jude in the passages under review, imply that
the "angels" spoken of were cast down , or sent, to
hell, which is the Biblical term for the grave, and are
bound by the chains of death awaiting the judgement day.
What then are these two Apostles talking about?
Further on in Jude we find that the devil...or
"adversary", disputed about the body of Moses, certainly
not Moses dead body, but the body within which resided
the authority in the Tabernacle in the wilderness, in
other words there were adversaries to the wise rule of
Moses in all things spiritual before the Children of
Israel. That this is the true meaning of this matter is
proved in the Jude's 11th verse, where he refers to the
" gainsaying of Core", or, as the Diaglott
renders it, "destroying themselves in the
rebellion of Korah".
Thus the simplicity of the matter is made
plain.......both Peter and Jude are referring to the
(angels) Priests who sinned in the wilderness, defying
the authority of God through Moses, for which sinners
the ground opened up and enveloped them within the
chains and darkness of death, where they await the
judgement day when Jesus the Christ will reward the
righteous and the unrighteous. Read of the momentous
occasion, written in Numbers 16:1-3 and 31:35, when the
ground swallowed Dathan, Abiram and their families.