There are many people in Popular Christianity who continue to put faith in the ideas of fallen angels. Let us research out what fallen angels truly are, and seek answers to the critical questions which we ought to ask. In order to do so we ought to find out what angels themselves are, and what qualities they have first, and then find out what, if any modifications happened to them when they fell.
The Hebrew word for angel, מלאך is said mlayk. The Greek has more words for angels than the Hebrew. The words are αγγελος, αγγελον, αγγελω, αγγελου, pronounced aggelos, aggelon, aggelw, aggelou, all defined as messenger, or one who announces. In order to understand the biblical usage let us sort the verses in the table. The most vital item to remember is all angels are the Lords, except if specified otherwise.
|Zechariah 12:8||Genesis 16:7 to 11||1 Samuel 29:9|
|John 12:29||Genesis 19||2 Samuel 14:17 to 20|
|Acts 7:38||Genesis 21:17||2 Samuel 19:27|
|Revelation 21:1, Revelation 1:18 Jesus has the keys to death and hell. “Abyssos is hell” see Hell should be Split||Genesis 22:11 to 15||Zechariah 12:8|
|Genesis 24 and 40||Matthew 25:41|
|Genesis 28:12||Acts 6:15|
|Genesis 31:11||2 Corinthians 11:14|
|Genesis 32:1||Revelation 9:11|
|Exodus 3:2||1 Kings 19:2|
|Exodus 14:19||Proverbs 13:17|
|Exodus 33:2||Haggai 1:13|
|Numbers 20:16||Malachi 2:7|
|Numbers 22:22 to 35|
|Judges 2:1 to 4|
|Judges 6:11 to 22|
|Judges 13:3 to 21|
|2 Samuel 24:16 to 17|
|1 Kings 19:5 to 7|
|2 Kings 1:3 & 15|
|2 Kings 5:10|
|2 Kings 19:35|
|1 Chronicles 21:12 to 30|
|2 Chronicles 32:21|
|Psalms 35:6 to 7|
|Psalms 78:24 to 26|
|Zechariah 1:9 to 19|
|Zechariah 3:1 to 6|
|Zechariah 4:1 to 5|
|Zechariah 5:5 to 10|
|Zechariah 6:4 to 5|
|Matthew 1:20 to 24|
|Matthew 2:13 to 19|
|Matthew 13:39 to 49|
|Matthew 24:31 to 36|
|Matthew 28:2 to 5|
|Mark 13:27 to 32|
|Luke 1:11 to 38 reference to Daniel 9:21 Gabriel was a man.|
|Luke 2:9 to 21|
|Acts 7:30 to 35|
|Acts 10:7,22 & 11:13|
|Acts 12:7 to 11 & 15|
|Acts 23:8 to 9|
|Revelation 2 & 3|
|Revelation 8:3 to 13|
|Revelation 9:13 to 15|
|Revelation 11:1 & 15|
|Revelation 14:6, 8, 9, 15, 17, 18, 19|
|Revelation 16:3 to 17|
|Revelation 18:1, 21|
|Revelation 21:12, 17|
|Revelation 22:8 to 9|
Rev 8:7 και ο πρωτος εσαλπισεν “and the 1st signaled by trumpet” kai o prwtos esalpisen. Rev. chapter 16 vs.8, vs.10, vs.12, vs.17, some texts omit αγγελος.
There are a few verses in the mix comparing men to angels, in these cases it was easy to tell whether mortal or not. In the case of satan and his angels with reference to their condemnation to hell, the nature of hell requires they be mortal in order to rot, let flies run their course through their bodies, and then burn their bones to ashes in a wood fire. Please read through the section on Hell should be Split, and for the section on abaddon, who was Mohammad who died years ago. To repeat what was said about hell, Gehenna, the judgement disposal pit for corpses of the slain, does not eternally burn. The word αιωνιον has a singular grammatical morph.
Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
Things we know about angels; They give promises, commands, can dwell in pillars either of fire or cloud, speak in dreams, call out of heaven, appear in a bush, keep people in the way, have God’s name in them, go before armies, stand in the way to kill those greedy to sell God’s word, set snares for the disobedient, curse people who fail to help God, sit, consume offerings with fire, appear as men, have wisdom, can either cook or cause food to appear, smite troops, destroy cities, have swords, either good or evil, go to communicate for another entity, can be a human, can be seen, converse, or interpret in prophetic vision, can be priests, could be holy, can be invisable, can minister, be safe keepers, can be reapers, can behold the face of the Father, neither marry nor are given in marriage, can be sent with the sound of a trumpet, are not omniscient, can burn with fire, are ordered in legions, decend out of heaven, have a name, deliver great joy, praise God, can be confessed or denied before, stir up pools, can be clothed in white, cannot sever our relationship with God, can view spectacles, can be Judged, are symbolic of women, have their own tongue, satan can look like them, can be cursed for preaching a different gospel, should not be worshipped, have chiefs, are mighty, are specifically chosen, are lower than Jesus, are not called son by God, worship Jesus, are made of spirit and fire, do not sit at God’s right hand, do not rule the world to come, mortal Jesus was a little lower than them, Jesus was not the same nature as them, can be entertained unawares, desire the gospel, are subject to Jesus, can sin, can be cast into hell, do not bring railing accusations before the Lord, can leave their dwellings, have a chief named Michael, are given 7 churches, stand before God, stand, can offer incense, can fly, can be loosed, can stand on water, can open books, fight the dragon, fight other angels, speak with high volume, appear with a curved sword, may have golden girdles, may have golden bowl, might lift great millstones, can stand in the sun, have the same measure as a man, might be of our fellowservants and the prophets, may have the seal of the living God.
God’s word does not teach about how long most angels lived. The bible also contains references to both mortal and immortal. In most cases we can only guess as to the nature of the specific angel. The verse in Luke 20:36 is not as clear cut as it seems. The Greek is more specific than any of the English translations. The truest available translation can be found in the Apostolic Bible Polyglot. The interpretation below is the writers.
Luke 20:36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.
Luke 20:36 ουτε γαρ αποθανειν ετι δυνανται ισαγγελοι γαρ εισιν και υιοι εισιν του θεου της αναστασεως υιοι οντες
Ουτε and not γαρ to αποθανειν die off ετι now δυνανται are strong enough ισαγγελοι like angels γαρ to εισιν to be και and υιοι sons εισιν to be του the θεου GOD της the αναστασεως arisin υιοι sons οντες are
And Not to Die now they are strong enough to be Like Angels, and they be sons to God, the arisen are sons.
The issue is the Greek does not match the lexicons or the concordances on the word δυνανται, the primary definitions speak of strength, not equality, and this is a measure of spiritual strength in our walk and lives. If we have inner strength like angels we will eternally be sons to God.
2 Corinthians 11:14 to 15 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.
This verse does not mention to fallen angels. The defined “ministers” is διακονοι diakonoi, a deacon or server. The bible does not say they were angels. Unclear terms are used to describe the ministers.
Jude 1:6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
The angels in this scripture, left their houses or domeciles. The context is of Sodom.
Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
The Greek word ws ως, means thus, as, so that, since. The English translation is not conductive to proper understanding. The Greek sentence configuration provides context to for the verses as they are more connected together. These angels were alive and adopted the practices of Sodomite life style while living in Sodom or Gomorrha. They are not claimed to be satans here.
Revelation 12:6 to 9 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days. 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.
The verse which the scripture uses that clearly says angels are satans, does not say they are fallen. It only says they are “his” and are cast out with him.
Revelation 12:10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Remember Revelation is a book of symbology.