We believe 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 2:9-14; Heb. 1:6, 7, 14; 2:6, 7; Rev. 5:11-14).
We believe that Satan is a created angel and the author of sin. He incurred the judgment of God by rebelling against his Creator (Is. 14:12-17; Ezek. 28:11-19), by taking numerous angels with him in his fall (Matt. 25:41; Rev. 12:1-14), and by introducing sin into the human race by his temptation of Eve (Gen. 3:1-15).
We believe that Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and man (Is. 14:13, 14; Matt. 4:1-11; Rev. 12:9, 10), the prince of this world who has been defeated through the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ (Rom. 16:20) and that he shall be eternally punished in the Lake of Fire (Is. 14:12-17; Ezek. 28:11-19; Matt. 25:41; Rev. 20:10). We also believe that Scripture teaches that Satan is still subject to the full rule of God and is unable to accomplish anything outside of the will of his creator (Job 1:12; 2:6).
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