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What We Teach - Angels
What We Teach
The Doctrinal Statement
of
Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Edmonton
 
Contents

ANGELS

Holy Angels

We teach that angels are created beings and are therefore not to be worshiped. Although they are a higher order of creation than man, they are created to serve God and to worship Him (Luke 2:9-14Luke 2:9-12 (New American Standard Bible)
9And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.   10But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people;   11for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.   12"This will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger."   . . . . (click for complete reference)
; Hebrews 1:6-7Hebrews 1:6-7 (New American Standard Bible)
6And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says,
"AND LET ALL THE ANGELS OF GOD WORSHIP HIM."   7And of the angels He says,
"WHO MAKES HIS ANGELS WINDS,
AND HIS MINISTERS A FLAME OF FIRE."   
, 14; 2:6-7Hebrews 2:6-7 (New American Standard Bible)
6But one has testified somewhere, saying,
"WHAT IS MAN, THAT YOU REMEMBER HIM?
OR THE SON OF MAN, THAT YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HIM?
7"YOU HAVE MADE HIM FOR A LITTLE WHILE LOWER THAN THE ANGELS;
YOU HAVE CROWNED HIM WITH GLORY AND HONOR,
AND HAVE APPOINTED HIM OVER THE WORKS OF YOUR HANDS;   
; Revelation 5:11-14Revelation 5:11-14 (New American Standard Bible)
11Then I looked, and I heard the voice of many angels around the throne and the living creatures and the elders; and the number of them was myriads of myriads, and thousands of thousands,   12saying with a loud voice, "Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing."   13And every created thing which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, "To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever."   14And the four living creatures kept saying, "Amen " And the elders fell down and worshiped.   
; 19:10Revelation 19:10 (New American Standard Bible)
10Then I fell at his feet to worship him But he said to me, "Do not do that; I am a fellow servant of yours and your brethren who hold the testimony of Jesus; worship God. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy."   
; 22:9Revelation 22:9 (New American Standard Bible)
9But he said to me, "Do not do that I am a fellow servant of yours and of your brethren the prophets and of those who heed the words of this book. Worship God."   
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Fallen Angels

We teach that Satan is a created angel and the author of sin. He incurred the judgment of God by rebelling against his Creator (Isaiah 14:12-17Isaiah 14:12-15 (New American Standard Bible)
12"How you have fallen from heaven,
O star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
13"But you said in your heart,
'I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
14'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.'
15"Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.   . . . . (click for complete reference)
; Ezekiel 28:11-19Ezekiel 28:11-14 (New American Standard Bible)
11Again the word of the LORD came to me saying,   12"Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD,
"You had the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13"You were in Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The ruby, the topaz and the diamond;
The beryl, the onyx and the jasper;
The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald;
And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets,
Was in you.
On the day that you were created
They were prepared.
14"You were the anointed cherub who covers,
And I placed you there
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked in the midst of the stones of fire.   . . . . (click for complete reference)
), by taking numerous angels with him in his fall (Matthew 25:41Matthew 25:41 (New American Standard Bible)
41"Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;   
; Revelation 12:1-14Revelation 12:1-4 (New American Standard Bible)
1A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars;   2and she was with child; and she cried out, being in labor and in pain to give birth.
The Red Dragon, Satan
3Then another sign appeared in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads were seven diadems.   4And his tail swept away a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth And the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that when she gave birth he might devour her child.   . . . . (click for complete reference)
), and by introducing sin into the human race by his temptation of Eve (Genesis 3:1-15Genesis 3:1-4 (New American Standard Bible)
1Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden'?"   2The woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;   3but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.'"   4The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die!   . . . . (click for complete reference)
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We teach that Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and man (Isaiah 14:13-14Isaiah 14:13-14 (New American Standard Bible)
13"But you said in your heart,
'I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
14'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.'   
; Matthew 4:1-11Matthew 4:1-4 (New American Standard Bible)
1Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.   2And after He had fasted forty days and forty nights, He then became hungry.   3And the tempter came and said to Him, "If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread."   4But He answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'"   . . . . (click for complete reference)
; Revelation 12:9-10Revelation 12:9-10 (New American Standard Bible)
9And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.   10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven, saying, "Now the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God and the authority of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren has been thrown down, he who accuses them before our God day and night.   
); that he is the prince of this world, who has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 16:20Romans 16:20 (New American Standard Bible)
20The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.   
); and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Isaiah 14:12-17Isaiah 14:12-15 (New American Standard Bible)
12"How you have fallen from heaven,
O star of the morning, son of the dawn!
You have been cut down to the earth,
You who have weakened the nations!
13"But you said in your heart,
'I will ascend to heaven;
I will raise my throne above the stars of God,
And I will sit on the mount of assembly
In the recesses of the north.
14'I will ascend above the heights of the clouds;
I will make myself like the Most High.'
15"Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol,
To the recesses of the pit.   . . . . (click for complete reference)
; Ezekiel 28:11-19Ezekiel 28:11-14 (New American Standard Bible)
11Again the word of the LORD came to me saying,   12"Son of man, take up a lamentation over the king of Tyre and say to him, 'Thus says the Lord GOD,
"You had the seal of perfection,
Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
13"You were in Eden, the garden of God;
Every precious stone was your covering:
The ruby, the topaz and the diamond;
The beryl, the onyx and the jasper;
The lapis lazuli, the turquoise and the emerald;
And the gold, the workmanship of your settings and sockets,
Was in you.
On the day that you were created
They were prepared.
14"You were the anointed cherub who covers,
And I placed you there
You were on the holy mountain of God;
You walked in the midst of the stones of fire.   . . . . (click for complete reference)
; Matthew 25:41Matthew 25:41 (New American Standard Bible)
41"Then He will also say to those on His left, 'Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;   
; Revelation 20:10Revelation 20:10 (New American Standard Bible)
10And the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.   
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