Spirit Beings

Angels – We believe that God created an innumerable company of sinless spirit beings.  Although they are a higher order of creation than humanity, they were created to serve God and to worship Him (Luke 2:9-14; Hebrews 1:6-7 & 14; 2:6-7; Revelations 5:11-14; 19:10; 22:9).

Fallen Angels and Satan—We believe that Satan is a created angel and the author of sin.  He incurred the judgment of God by rebelling against his Creator, by taking numerous angels with him in his fall, and by introducing sin into the human race by his temptation of Eve (Genesis 3:1-15; Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19).  He is the open and declared enemy of God and mankind. He is the prince of this world, who was defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and he will be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Matthew 4:1-11; 25:41; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4; Revelations 12:1-14; 20:10).