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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Do Angels sin?

My question is not could an angel sin, but are they actually sinning? Since Satan is supposed to be a fallen angel, his rebellion against god would be placed in the category of sin, therefore, we know that angels can sin. But I am curious if angels actually do sin in the eyes of god. Angels are protrayed as good beings, doing the bidding of god. They seem to all act in accordance with gods will. Now the bible says that Lucifier was created perfect. Since Lucifer was created perfect, it would seem logical that all angels were created perfect.

"...thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so... thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that THOU WAST CREATED, till iniquity was found in thee..." (Ezek.28:14-15).

What is perfection? Something is deemed "perfect" when it conforms completely to an ideal standard of that thing, which entails that it cannot be any better. Thus a perfect thing will have no flaws, blemishes, or defects—that is, it will not possess any negative feature or lack any positive feature that pushes it away from the ideal. Therefore, if angels were created perfect and are without flaw, then it stands to reason that they are not sinning in the eyes of god. In fact, given the example of Satan, it would seem that if an angel did sin, then god would strip him of being an angel and cast him down as well.

However, there is supposedly only one being without sin. This is, of course, Jesus. Jesus not only could, but did live his whole life without sin. 1 Peter 2:22 says, "He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth." 1 John 3:5 says, ". . . And in him is no sin." Then in John chapter 8 Jesus said of himself, "Yet because I tell the truth, you do not believe me! Can any of you prove me guilty of sin? If I am telling the truth, why don't you believe me? He who belongs to God hears what God says. . ."  Supposedly, Jesus also showed us by his example. Hebrew 4:15 says, "For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are - yet was without sin." Therefore, it is possible that Jesus could sin, but never did.

Now, here is the paradox. If Jesus is the only one who never sinned, that would mean that all angels must also have sinned. However, we know that if an angel sins, he will be cast down and will no longer be an angel. Therefore, although angels are capable of sin, they cannot be sinning. Otherwise, they would not still be angels. By this train of thought, we can see that Jesus is not the only one without sin.

Once again, the bible provides a fable that completely falls apart under scrutiny.


  1. We are not smarter than God. No matter how good we think, we can think, God's thoughts are above our thoughts.
    We, just simply, cannot assert our understanding, and our views; as true, no matter how convincing they may be; without, acknowledging the prophecies that come to pass...and, now,...with the events increasing, it gets harder to explain away.

  2. I did not say I was smarter than god. I merely pointed out that the biblical concept of god is absurd. Which it is.

  3. Well thats just your opinion, I feel sorry for you. You're going to hell in a basket my friend.

  4. Are angels capable of sin? That would be a big fat YES.
    Trust me, angels are not as holy as mankind is fooled into thinking that they are. And there are evil angels in heaven as there are ones in hell. Hell isn't the only place they dwell. This is one of the reasons why the Lord will one day create a new earth and a new heaven, and also why he once stated in the bible that Christians will one day judge angels.