Salvation of Angels
We are blinded. You are blinded. We look at the Bible and read what it says, and we think we see – but we don’t. An unimaginable trove of truth is hidden in plain sight on every page of your Bible, and you just can’t see it – no one can.
Case in point; you probably believe that devils and angels are completely different, and that there is no gray area between them – that angels are perfect and sinless, and all devils are completely opposed to God’s way, beyond all hope of redemption.
The thing is, that’s not what the Bible says – and you know that, you’ve read the verses that say otherwise, but you never really read them.
Are devils a different type of creature from angels? Or are they simply angels who do bad things?
Psalms 78:41, 49 Yea, they turned back and tempted God... He cast upon them the fierceness of his anger, wrath, and indignation, and trouble, by sending evil angels among them.
This tells us right away that angels and demons are simply a label, a description of the team they play for, and not a description of the species. How else does Satan appear just like any other holy angel? (2 Corinthians 11:14).
Satan was perfect, a holy angel, until the day that he sinned (Ezekiel 28:15). But he was, and still is, an angel! The same kind of being as Michael or Gabriel. The difference existed only in his heart, and was only discernible by his actions!
So are all demons equally committed to the rebellion? Jesus said that a cast-out devil sometimes “goes and gets seven other spirits more evil than himself” (Luke 11:26, BBE). Now if they are more evil, that would make him less evil, right?
That’s why Jesus said some devils are harder to cast out than others (Matthew 17:21). Because some are more stubbornly committed to disobedience than others!
On the other hand, if angels are all equally righteous, then why does Gabriel say that only Michael stands by his side against the evil angels ruling Greece and Persia?
Daniel 10:20-21 (BBE) ...But I am going back to make war with the angel of Persia, and when I am gone, the angel of Greece will come... And there is no one on my side against these, but Michael, your angel.
So this is not the black and white, incorruptibly good vs. absolute evil battle we’re led to believe it is. The universally-believed idea that devils are incorrigibly evil and angels are unassailably holy is simply not what the Bible says. It is obviously – and I mean, obviously – not true.
The reality is, angels and demons form opposite ends of a political spectrum, and just as loyalists and rebels are both humans, so angels and demons are both the same type of creature!
Like human political parties, the ones on the far right always vote right, ones on the far left always vote left; and in the middle is a vast pool of swing votes.
And just as human factions vary in their degrees of commitment and fanaticism, so angels vary widely in their loyalty to, or hatred of, God’s laws.
This makes sense, because it’s how everything we’ve ever seen works; why would the angelic realm be different? Because even the most righteous angels with the best intentions make mistakes from time to time which are called sins.
Now before you object vehemently and say “Angels are sinless! They’re holy!!” I want you to think about it a second! Haven’t ALL sinned, and come short of the glory of God? (Romans 3:23). Are angels the exception??