13/04/2022 Wednesday
BIBLE BASICS
Review of Holy Angels
What does the word “angel” mean?
Messenger
What is an archangel?
A chief angel
To what does “the Angel of the LORD” generally refer?
An O.T. appearance of Christ or God
How is Christ better than the angels?
Eternal, omnipotent etc., worshipped,
Which angels are said to have wings?
Seraphim, Cherubim
When angels spoke to humans, what did they look like?
Men
Evil Angels
What do we know about them?
Though created holy, some angels became evil.
▰ Some of the holy angels sinned and lost their holiness, Jude 1:6, 2 Peter 2:4.
▰ Probably 1/3 of the angels fell, Rev 12:4. The “stars” probably represent the angels led by Satan in rebellion against God. Bob Utley
▰ The leader of the fallen angels is Satan, Revelation 12:9.
▰ Many Bible teachers believe that Satan’s fall is described in dual meaning in Isaiah 14:12-14 and Ezekiel 28:11-19. These verses cannot just be
referring to humans.
▰ Fallen angels are called evil spirits, demons, or devils.
When did evil angels fall?
▰ Some falsely claim these angels turned evil between Genesis 1:1 and Genesis 1:2. This supports the unbiblical Gap Theory.
▰ Since God created the angels, their fall must have been after the creation of all things.
▰ In Genesis 1:31, God states that “every thing that He had made … was very good.”
▰ We know that the fall of angels was before Genesis 3:1, when Satan tempted Eve.
▰ There fall must have been after Creation and before Genesis 3.
Witches and Wizards
▰ Witches, Exodus 22:18. Wizards, Leviticus 20:27 – These practice sorcery or evil magic.
▰ A witch or wizard can be either a male or female.
▰ Cartoons often include witches and wizards. All such cartoons are very dangerous. Do not let your children watch them!
▰ Many computer games also involve witches. Do not play such games or allow your children to play them!
Spiritism
▰ Spiritualism, or “spiritism” as it should more properly be called, is an attempt to hold communication with the “spirits” of the departed dead. It has
another name, “immortalism”, and its investigations are carried on in these days under the title of “Psychical research.” Larkin Clarence
▰ The Bible uses many different names for spiritism as we will see.
Other Names for Spiritism
▰ Divination
▻ Deuteronomy 18:10 – Divination is the use of witchcraft.
▻ It is foretelling the future by the power of the devil.
▻ There is either “white” and “black” witchcraft or magic, and both are evil.
▻ Witchcraft is sometimes called Wicca. A
Wiccan is a believer in witchcraft.
Other Names for Spiritism
▰ Observer of Times
▻ Deuteronomy 18:10. This is also called “soothsaying”, Micah 5:12.
▻ It is the ability to tell the future by satanic power.
▻ “This has reference to astrological-type divination, predicting the future or seeking guidance through the stars, planets, clouds, or weather.” David Guzik
▻ The Bible clearly forbids astrology. This includes reading your horoscope and studying your sign.
Other Names for Spiritism
▰ Enchanter
▻ Deuteronomy 18:10 – An enchanter is one who practices witchcraft.
▻ He or she is able to get information from the demon world.
▻ An enchanter observes the signs or omens.
▻ An omen is sign that something is about to happen.
Other Names for Spiritism
▰ Charmer
▻ Deuteronomy 18:11 – This is one who casts spells.
▻ A spell is a mental state changed by witchcraft.
▻ Harry Potter casts over 130 kinds of spells.
▻ Harry Potter is very dangerous because he leads curious and innocent people into witchcraft.
Other Names for Spiritism
▰ Consulter with Familiar Spirits
▻ Deuteronomy 18:11 – This is someone who is a medium.
▻ Mediums talk to the spirit world for someone else.
▻ God forbids consulting a medium.
▻ This also forbids the uses of Ouija boards.
Other Names for Spiritism
▰ Necromancer
▻ Deuteronomy 18:11 – Literally one who questions the dead.
▻ This is one who talks to the dead or claims to.
▻ It was a crime punishable by stoning to death, Leviticus 20:27.
Review of Evil Fallen Angels
When did these angels fall from their holy state?
Sometime between Genesis 2 & 3
What are some modern terms related to contacting evil angels?
Witch, warlock, wizard, Wicca, charmer, Spiritism, spiritualism, astrology
Which two O.T. chapters likely describe the fall of Satan?
Isaiah 14, Ezekiel 28
Name some ways Satan is promoting witchcraft today
Cartoons, Harry Potter, games, TV,
Let’s Get Practical
▰ Why do people typically turn to witchcraft today?
▰ Why do you think Satan focusses so much attention on promoting witchcraft to children?
▰ As Christian parents, how should we protect our children from witchcraft?
Reference: Names of Satan, the chief evil angel.
Accuser of the brethren, Rev 12:10; Adversary, 1Pe 5:8; Angel of light, 2Co 11:14; Angel of the bottomless pit, Rev 11:9; Anointed cherub, Eze 28:14;
Apollyon, Rev 9:11; Beast of the bottomless pit, Rev 11:7; Beelzebub, Mat 12:27; Belial, 2Co 6:15; Deceiver of the world, Rev 12:9; Devil, Rev 12:9;
Dragon, Rev 12:9; Enemy, Mat 13:39; Evil one, Joh 17:15; Father of lies, Joh 8:44; God of this world, 2Co 4:4; Leviathan, Isa 27:1; Liar, Joh 8:44; Lucifer,
Isa 14:12; Murderer, Joh 8:44; Old serpent, Rev 20:2; Prince of devils, Mat 9:34; Prince of the power of the air, Eph 2:2; Prince of this world, Joh 14:30;
Roaring lion, 1Pe 5:8; Satan, Job 1:6; Son of the morning, Isa 14:12; Thief, Joh 10:10; Wicked one, 1Jn 5:18 Towns, Elmer, What the Faith is All About, theWord edition