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The Origin Of Angels (2 Of 16)
Series: Angels! Angels! Angels!
Dr. Stan Coffey
In our first lesson we learned that angels are a reality of encouragement for the children of God. In view of the invasion of the occult that we have experienced in the last twenty years, the study of angels is timely and helpful in our Christian walk. We reviewed the reasons for the study of angels which were to increase our knowledge of God's word, to provide comfort and assurance, to increase our faith in a sovereign God, to increase our appreciation for God's holiness to magnify the grace of God, and to challenge us to Christian living and greater devotion to Christ. In today's lesson we will look at what God's word teaches regarding the origin of angels.
I. THE ORIGINAL CREATION OF ANGELS
A. Agents of the Creation of Angels.
1. God the Father - Genesis 1 states that God created all things on earth.
a. Psalm 148:2-5 indicates that angels with all their hosts (armies along with the sun, moon, stars, and heavenly expanses) are the product of God's creation.
b. I Timothy 6:15 says that only God has immortality; therefore, angels had to be created.
2. Angels were created through God the Son - John 1:1-3.
a. The eternal word acted as God's creative agent - for "all things came into being through Him and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being" - John-1:3 NASB.
b. Paul specifically declares that Christ who is Himself God is the creator of all things, including angels - Colossians 1:16; Ephesians 6:12; Romans 8:38.
c. Angels find their origin in Christ and depend upon Christ for their continuance and welfare.
B. The Act of the Creation of Angels.
1. The time of their creation.
a. They were created before man and the earth because they had fallen by Genesis chapter 3.
b. Scripture implies that angels were all created at the same time - Colossians 1:16.
c. Job 38:7 indicates that angels sang together and shouted for joy at the creati ...
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