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The Angelic Conflict – Part 2 Outline

The Angelic Conflict – Part 2 –

1TI 5:21 I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of His chosen angels, to maintain these principles without bias, doing nothing in a spirit of partiality.

Elect and fallen angels observe the human race and human history. 

The angelic conflict is the result of prehistoric creatures being in opposition to God, which began with the fall of Satan and continued until all angelic creatures had made a decision for or against God.

It refers to two trials of Satan and the fallen angels, one in prehistoric times, the other during human history.

The devil is not interested in getting people to sin. He is vitally interested in getting people to perform human good.

2CO 2:11 in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.

Satan is actively interested in attacking any believer anywhere who knows Bible doctrine.

Immorality is embarrassing to Satan because he is the ruler of this world.

As the greatest creature ever created, this world is an insult to his leadership.

Human good appeals to approbation lust, to power lust, and to the area of strength of the old sin nature.

Government, morals, education, art, commercialism, vast enterprises and organizations, and religious activity are included in the Satan’s plan to deceive the human race.

The presence evil in the world is not due to Satan’s intention to have it so but his inability to control the human race.

Government, morals, education, art, commercialism, vast enterprises and organizations, and religious activity are included in the Satan’s plan to deceive the human race.

God’s plan for the human race is not to clean up the devil’s world; it is to offer salvation to the unbeliever and knowledge of doctrine to the believer.

1TI 2:4 He desires all men to be saved and to come to the epignosis knowledge of the truth.

The devil, through his cosmic control, will give advancing believers a great deal of attention, because they constitute the greatest threat to his cosmic system.

Point 2. – The Existence of Rational Creatures –

The prehistorical category – angels, Psa 8:4-6; HEB 2:6,7; 2PE 2:11. The historical category – human beings, mankind, man.

Satan is the most brilliant, most attractive, most personable creature who has ever lived.  He has the greatest personality that has ever existed in a creature.

His real name is Lucifer, the son of the morning, the anointed cherub! He was at that time the highest of all creatures.

The cherub at that time was the highest and most superior form of angelic life. Satan was the greatest of the cherubs.

Today the seraphim are the highest ranking angels, above the cherubs.

Anyone who believes on TLJC actually becomes greater than Adam, who was created perfect, because believers have the very righteousness of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1JO 3:9 “No one who is born of God sins, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.”

1PE 1:23 “for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and abiding word of God.”

ROM 7:17 So now, no longer am I the one doing it, but sin [the sin nature] which indwells me. 

ROM 7:20 But if I am doing the very thing I do not wish, I am no longer the one doing it, but sin which dwells in me.

Adam was created perfect, but after his fall a higher category of humans came into existence, called the children of God. The same is true in the angelic realm.

Lucifer, the son of the morning, the anointed cherub, was created perfect and was the highest ranking angel at that time.

Just as anyone who follows God will become greater than Adam, so certain angels who followed God were rewarded with a higher rank than Satan!

That higher rank is called seraphim, angels with 6 wings.

Because of God’s perfect justice, righteousness, and immutability, we are forced to the conclusion – just as members of the human race are rewarded for faithfulness to TLJC, so angels were given rewards for living in something similar to our PPOG.

1CO 15:40 There are also heavenly bodies and earthly bodies, but the glory of the heavenly is one, and the glory of the earthly is another.

1CO 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for stars differ from stars in glory

1CO 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead

God never has and never will coerce or force angelic or human volition to make choices.

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