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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
for the sin of the angels is not
death,
as it is for man.
Angels are immortal spirit beings and cannot die. These
spirit beings had
been given dominion
over the
PHYSICAL
EARTH
as a possession and an abode.
The universal, worldwide sin of the angels resulted
in the physical destruction of the face of the earth.
God Rules His Creation
God is Creator. God is also Ruler over his creation. He
preserves what he creates by his government. What God
creates, he has created for a purpose-to be used,
improved, developed, preserved and maintained. And
this use is regulated by God's government. When the
angels rebelled against God's government, the develop–
ment and improvement of the earth-"putting the icing
on the cake"-ceased. The preservation and develop–
ment of the physical earth and all its original beauty and
glory ceased-and physical destruction to the surface of
the earth resulted!
By this angelic sin, Lucifer became Satan the devil
and his angels became demons.
God is Creator, Preserver and Ruler.
Satan is destroyer!
So, now we read in Jude 6-7: "And the angels which
kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation,
he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness
unto the judgment of the great day. Even as Sodom and
Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner,
giving themselves over to fornication, and going after
strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the
vengeance of eternal fire."
Now back to Genesis 1:1-2. Verse 1, as stated above,
implies a perfect creation. God is the author of life, of
beauty, of perfection. Satan has brought only darkness,
ugliness, imperfection, violence. Verse 1 shows the creation
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