Hi Guys Im writing a kids book on history.
Im new to Christianity and Biblical study and am wanting more info on the Lucifer and the Fallen Angels.
Does anyone believe that lucifer was once part of the angels that defended Gods throne?
I understand that there are four now? did lucifer make the Fifth?
You're welcome. I'm glad it helped.
Basically, God planned out all of time before He created time. (There's something to wrap your head around.) If we say in the first day, God creates light and then in the same day God separates light from darkness. Yet in the fourth day, God makes all the stars, then our first day defaults to angels, the light separated from darkness to a major division of some sort. But one might say, what about time? Which makes no sense, because Adam didn't even exist until the sixth day, God rested on the seventh day, therefore the first week was God's length of a day, not a man's length of a day. (Again, something else to wrap your head around.) If Satan lead the division he did and then led that third against God, then God would have already planned that a new group of ambassadors was needed to represent him to the very people He created.
Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God. -- 2nd Cor 5vs20
And this, in itself, if we can grasp it, is like... woah. How, what, huh??? But that is one of many wild things God did. And we, if we know God, live for God, are we really to represent God to men? To replace angels? We, full of imperfection, impressively weak... to be ambassadors of Him?
Hey Baden, welcome to CCAS, and to Christianity!
The devil is referred to as a serpent, dragon, and a fallen cherub (which is a 4 faced angel: man, eagle, ox, and lion, with skin like hot burning coals).
All of these descriptions are from scripture.
Hope that helps!