What Does The Bible Say About Angels, Fall of Man And Sin?

I. ARE ALL ANGELS GOOD ANGELS?

THE BIBLE SAYS: PSA 104:4 MATT 25:31 REV 5:11
PSA 103:20-21 PSA 91:11-12 HEB 1:14 LK 16:22

FROM THIS WE LEARN:
1. Good angels are spirit beings. Psa 104:4
2. Good angels are holy. Matt 25:31
3. There are many good angels. Rev 5:11
4. Good angels are very strong and carry out the pleasures of God. Psa 103:20-21
5. Good angels minister to, protect, and carry God’s children into Heaven. Psa 91:11-12
Heb 1:14 Lk 16:22

II. WHAT ABOUT EVIL ANGELS?

THE BIBLE SAYS: II PET 2:4 MARK 5:9 EPH 6:11-12 I PET 5:8-9
FROM THIS WE LEARN:
1. Some of the angels sinned. II Pet 2:4
2. God did not overlook their sinned. II Pet 2:4
3. There were many of them. Mark 5:9
4. They are our adversaries. Eph 6:11-12
5. They seek to destroy the work of God. I Pet 5:8-9

III. HOW DID SATAN AFFECT ADAM AND EVE?

THE BIBLE SAYS: GEN 3:1-7 ROM 5:12 I JN 3:8
FROM THIS WE LEARN:
1. He led them to doubt God. Gen 3:4
2. He led them to question the goodness of God. Gen 3:5
3. He led them to disobey God. Gen 3:6-7
4. Their sin has affected all of the human race. Rom 5:12
5. Sin forms a natural link between man and Satan. I Jn 3:8

IV. WHAT IS NOW THE NATURAL CONDITION OF MAN?

THE BIBLE SAYS: GEN 5:3 PSA 51:5 JN 3:6 ROM 7:18
GEN 8:21 I COR 2:14 EPH 2:1 ROM 6:23

FROM THIS WE LEARN:
1. All men are conceived and born in the image of a sinful father. Gen 5:3
2. We are conceived in sin. Psa 51:5
3. We are all fleshly. Jn 3:6
4. We are bent by birth toward sin. Rom 7:18
5. Our hearts are filled with evil imaginations. Gen 8:21
6. Our natural mind does not want to understand spiritual things. I Cor 2:14
7. This results in a condition called spiritual death. Eph 2:1 Rom 6:23

V. HOW DOES ORIGINAL SIN AFFECT US?

THE BIBLE SAYS: MATTHEW 7:17; 15:19
FROM THIS WE LEARN:
1. The natural heart of man brings forth a variety of sinful thoughts, actions, and words which are called sin. Matt 7:17; 15:19

VI. HOW CAN MAN BE SAVED FROM HIS FALL?

THE BIBLE SAYS: GEN 3:14-15 ACTS 10:43 ROM 1:16
FROM THIS WE LEARN:
1. God promised Adam and Eve that a saviour would one day come and deliver them and their descendants from the power of the devil. Gen 3:14-15
2. The prophets of the Old Testament pointed the people to a coming redeemer. Acts 10:43
3. The Gospel is the power of God to deliver everyone who believes. Rom 1:16