Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The Angelic Conflict. Part 12. Two Categories of Fallen Angels.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
ISA 14:12 “How you have fallen from heaven, O star of the morning, son of the dawn!”
ISA 14:14 “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.”
It refers to God as the “possessor of heaven and earth,” GEN 14:18-19.
However, God will not share His glory with anyone.
ISA 42:8 “I am the Lord, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another”
As a part of his strategy to become like the Most High, those under the influence of his false doctrine teach others how to improve human nature while ignoring the new creature created by God.
JOH 18:36 “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting, that I might not be delivered up to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”
Because the fall took place on the earth, the Lord Jesus Christ glorified the Father,
JOH 17:4 “I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do.”
Before Satanâ€™s fall, there was one will in the universe and that was the will of God.
Why did a holy and righteous God who is all powerful and all knowing allow the fall of Satan and his angels to occur?
1. God is perfect, therefore His plan is perfect and He allowed evil to come into being.
2. Perhaps He allowed angels to sin in order that He might give an explicit example of the wretchedness and degeneration of sin and rebellion.
3. He used the test to gain a group of angels to serve Him from their own free will and personal love.
4. It may have been necessary to allow the fall of angels to finally show the grace of God in the preserving of some angels and in the redemption of unworthy, sinful man who also fell because of Satan.
Point 4. Two Categories of Fallen Angels.
(1) Category 1, The non-operational angels.
(a) The angels of Gen 6 who were involved in the angelic attack to infiltrate the human race who are now incarcerated underneath the ground in a place called Tartarus.
The Hebrew verb laqach means to seize violently, to take by sheer strength, to overpower and seize these women, and in many cases against their will to have sex with them.
From the time of GEN 6:3 to the time of the flood, there would be an elapse of 120 years.
1. Because God is just and the justice of God would never send any creature to the eternal Lake of Fire without ample chance to believe on TLJC.
2. God gave them 120 years to repent, He wouldnâ€™t have done that unless there was some way for them to be saved.
Prin - Evangelism would continue 120 years more in the antediluvian civilization before the flood came and destroyed the last opportunity for the ministry of God the Holy Spirit in common and efficacious grace.
The grace policy of God never executes judgment on mankind before every grace opportunity has been given to believe.