Tuesday, January 7, 2014

The Elect Angels

I charge thee before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, and the elect angels,... I Timothy 5:21

You know, how many people hate the doctrine of election. They are really upset that God chooses some people for salvation and others for destruction. How dare He! Yet this is plainly revealed in both Old and New Testaments. I wrote a little about it in "The Doll That Flunked".

Paul explains it so well in Romans chapter nine, where God, like a potter, makes some vessels for one purpose, and others for destruction (not for torture in a fiery hell). A faithful Bible student will come to agree with this doctrine, though I know a lady who says she always believed she was made like a doomed vessel.

So we learn of elect people. But elect angels? Were they chosen before they were created?

Let me say that all who are elect were chosen before the world was made. Is this so painful that we cannot believe it? Because there is another side to election--those who were elected to damnation. Why it's almost like God, and not us, is in charge.

Rather than anyone getting angry, or accusing God of "not being fair", let us all rejoice in being among His chosen. He is the potter and we are the clay.

As we near the end times, one third of the angels, who participated in Satan's rebellion, will be cast to the Earth (Rev. 12:4). The elect of the church and of the angels have a place in heaven. What a blessed prospect to look forward to!

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