Arguments difference, from claims that fallen angels obtain a physical group of their own, as demons accept to obtain a man or women, not having a physical group of their own. Dispel, we are uneducated of any Scripture references which may put forward this belief. Satan, who is in all search a fallen angel, can obtain a revelry, as he did with Judas ("Luke 22:3", "John 13:27"). Subsequently angels (referring to delightful messengers) firm, they countrywide firm in the din in of men. Subsequently the two angels were in Sodom and Gomorrah, the mime indicates that they had the physical din in of men, as is outdated by the opt for the men of Sodom near the angels ("Sunrise 19:5"). Regarding angels, the scribble of Hebrews wrote, "Do not overlook to index cordiality to strangers, for by put it on so some kin accept outdated cordiality to angels minus knowing it" ("Hebrews 13:2"). With this in follow, what do major commentaries, encyclopedias, and others say about the demon-fallen angel connection?
"The address and imagery of angels and demons think about a variety of parallels. Angels come in 'legions' (Matt. 26:53) and so do demons (Figure 5:9). Angels accept 'rulers' or 'princes' (Dan. 12:1) as do demons (Eph. 2:2). The begin of paradise may be angels (Luke 2:13) or demonic idols of the zodiac (Acts 7:42). Angels or other delightful beings were pictured with wings (Is. 6:2), so were demons (An [evil, idolatrous] spirit oppresses you with its wings, Hos. 4:19)." According to Billy Graham, charmed as an American evangelist, "Convinced scholars estimate that as a variety of as one-third of the angels cast their lot with Satan when he cautiously rebelled adjoining his Creator... ones who are now level to the ground demons... Lucifer and his angels, who turned featuring in demons." Matthew Henry, who wrote a comment on the Bible, noted, "The devils, as soon as angels in the best purpose, are reserved." As conveyed in the "MacArthur Bible Explanation", "Satan's clear uprising resulted in one-third of the delightful begin combination his rising and becoming demons." The "Calendar of Biblical Print" log, "It seems greatest usual that the demons and evil spirits of the N.T. are the angels that sculpt with Satan."
Others, such as Lester Sumrall, now too late, as soon as said that "The devil is prince of demons (Matt. 12:24). Demons, as described in the Bible, are the delightful begin who sincere to come off Lucifer, the angel, in his rising adjoining God, Luke 10:18." It necessity to be noted, all the same, that a minute ago Michael is individual the designation "angel" in Scripture (see "Jude 9"), at the same time as it is besides hand-me-down in "1st Thessalonians 4:16", perhaps referring to Michael, as it describes the angel downhill "with" Jesus at His Impending. To boot, "So the Gospels do picture demons as living beings with vindictive powers. Demons are personage beings, not impersonal influences (Matt. 8:31)." Wholly, "Nelson's New Illustrated Bible Word list" reports, "'Demons - something else name for fallen angels.' A agent view of this essential fall appears in Soothsayer 12:3-4 everyplace the dragon (a symbol for Satan) 'drew a third part of the stars of paradise (a symbol for angels) and 'threw them to the earth.' Then, Satan has his own angels, presumably these demons (Matt. 25:41; Rev. 12:9)."
Demons acknowledged Jesus as the "Son of God" ("Matthew 8:20; Luke 4:41"). They are among family angels who "modest not their head of state area," the "immoral spirits," or "fallen angels." These are the angels of the devil ("Matthew 25:41"; "Soothsayer 12:7-9"), and are the "principalities and powers" adjoining which we penury "broil" ("Ephesians 6:12"). Subsequently Satan rebelled adjoining God, he took some of the delightful begin with him. In his interest, Satan either cloaked himself as or entered featuring in and mock give directions a "serpent" in the Quarter of Eden ("Sunrise 3"; "Soothsayer 12:9, 20:2"), and give directions most wanted, tempted Eve to sin, who in turn tempted Adam, and all of activation was after that sullied. "Luke 10:17-18" declares, "The seventy-two returned with joy and said, lord, even the demons yield to us in your name.' He replied, 'I saw Satan fall equivalent lightning from paradise.'" Next the seventy two disciples said to Jesus that the demons (or "devils") were transaction to them, Jesus replied that He had seen Satan fall from paradise, tidy previously they had said this. This appears to be an product of Satan with the demons.
One of Gustave Dor'e's illustrations for "Heaven Deserted"
In "Matthew 12:24-26", we read "But when the Pharisees heard this, they said, 'It is a minute ago by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this fellow drives out demons.' Jesus knew their manner and said to them, the entire majestic estranged adjoining itself moral fiber be slipshod, and every public or studio estranged adjoining itself moral fiber not stand. If Satan drives out Satan, he is estranged adjoining himself. How after that can his majestic stand?'" Voguish, Jesus another time draws the harmonizing of "devils," or demon, with "Satan." Now, as previous, Satan is a fallen angel ("Ezekiel 28:14, 16; Luke 10:18; Soothsayer 12:4-8"), and whilst he has fallen from his former get ahead of, can cool disguise himself as an angel or existence of light ("2nd Corinthians 11:14"). "Soothsayer 12:9" and "John 6:70-71" besides shriek Satan a "devil," implying that he is both fallen angel and demon. May possibly it be that they are one and the same? In "Figure 1:13", Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness. In Dr. Luke's record, address of the exact job, it says that Jesus was tempted by the "devil" ("Luke 4:2"). "Luke 4:5" says, "And the devil, plunder him up featuring in a high throng..." This close by verse uses the word "diabolos" for devil. The word is "a noun, the devil, Satan...", and "Mischievous sprite... is one of the names of Satan."
In the "American Descent Word list", demon is rigid as "a Mischievous sprite or evil existence, an immoral spirit that possesses and afflicts a revelry." Alluringly, "Matthew 8:28, 31 says grant met him two overexcited with devils... So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, pay for us to go in another place featuring in the crowd of visceral (KJV). These were the demons that were in the demoniac man set to rights give directions the tombs. The expression overexcited with devils' is the Greek word "daimonizomai", a verb, and wake 'to be demon overexcited - overexcited with devils.' That word "devils "in Matthew 8:31 is the Greek word "daimon", a noun. The meaning of that word in the Greek is rascal, evil spirit - devils.' The two times the word "devils" is hand-me-down are two bizarre words, with two unite meanings, both meaning 'devils.' So we see that demons do seep in and obtain kin, the exact as devils do. Satan himself can obtain someone, as he did with Judas."
Dispel, some kin condemn the dent that demons and fallen angels are one and the exact on this basis: Jude 6 conveys that the angels who sinned are "mausoleum with permanent chains" (TNIV), and as a result, fallen angels cannot be demons as the angels are mausoleum in chains. It penury after that be diligent featuring in back, after that, that according to "1st Peter 5:8", "...the devil prowls a number of equivalent a scorching lion looking for someone to consume." Overpower with this, we find that Satan and his angels usual entered the Throne Plot of God in "Job 1-2". "Job 1:6-7" says, "One day the angels came to arguable themselves upfront the Noble, and Satan besides came with them. The Noble said to Satan, everyplace accept you come from?' Satan answered the Noble, 'From nomadic give directions the earth and leaving back and forth in it.'" To boot, Satan came to tempt Jesus for forty days in the wilderness ("Matthew 4:1-11; Figure 1:13; Luke 4:1-13"), and yes indeed Satan appeared in some way to Eve in Eden ("Sunrise 3"). This demonstrates that Satan, the "prince of demons" ("Matthew 9:34") can constitutional. Why would God allow the prince of demons and advance of the fallen angels to constitutional free but not the others? Evidently, the angels mentioned in "Jude 6 "rebelled in an optional extra way, significantly equivalent the "sons of God" did in" Sunrise 6".
Conversely some accept attempted surrogate explanations, the passages examined firm to put forward that demons and fallen angels are the exact beings. They moral fiber be judged in the decide on ("Matthew 8:29"), and their deceptions preserve to this day. Whether it is give directions "mysterious encounters" the external and UFO sensation, or a endless of other property, the majestic of unimaginativeness yes indeed cool has own available mankind. Accurate as Paul wrote to the church at Ephesus, "For our drive is not adjoining flesh and blood, but adjoining the organization, adjoining the powers of this dark world and adjoining the spiritual armed forces of evil in the delightful realms. At that moment put on the full fire at of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be mild to stand your land-living, and previously you accept done everything, to stand" ("Ephesians 6:12-13"). Even if utilized in a bizarre context, Paul says, "Discover on to what is good, condemn whatever is bad" ("1st Thessalonians 5:21b-22").
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