Angels, Heavenly and Fallen
We believe that God created an innumerable company of sinless spiritual beings known as angels; the one, identified in scripture as "Lucifer", sinned through pride, thereby becoming Satan; that a company of the angels followed him in his moral fall and have now become demons and are active as his agents in opposing all that is godly, holy and united in building the kingdom of God.
Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6
We believe that Satan is the originator of sin, and that, under the permission of God, he, through subtlety, led our first parents into transgression, thereby accomplishing their moral fall and subjecting them and their posterity to his own power and that he is the enemy of God and His people. However, we also believe that Satan was defeated by Jesus Christ at Calvary, through the bodily resurrection of our Lord Jesus, and that Jesus delegated this authority over Satan to His body, the Church, and to each born again Christian in the church. At the return of Jesus Christ to the earth, Satan will be bound and cast into the abyss for a thousand years, and after the thousand years he will be loosed for a little season and then cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where he shall be tormented day and night forever and ever throughout eternity.
Genesis 3:1-19; Romans 5:12-14; 2 Corinthians 4:3-4, 11:13-15; Ephesians 6:10-12; 2 Thessalonians 2:4; 1 Timothy 4:1-3; Colossians 2:15; Revelation 20:3,10
We further believe that a great company of angels kept their holy estate and are before the Throne of God, from whence they are sent forth as ministering spirits, flames of fire, to minister to those who are heirs of salvation and who hearken to the voice of God to do His bidding.
Luke 15:10; Ephesians 1:21; Hebrews 1:14