JD: I understand that angels were created on the first day of creation but just briefly rehearse for us how angels were created.
RS: Well God obviously is the one who created them to serve him. The Bible makes it very clear that God created the angels before he created planet earth. Job chapter 38 he speaks to Job and he indicates that angels were present when God laid the foundation of the earth on day one of creation they sang God’s praises as they saw him create planet earth.
JD: And as I understand then when you look at chapter 1 of Genesis verse 31 it says that everything God had created was good. Therefore can we conclude these were all good angels, evil angels doesn’t come into existence until after that?
RS: You’re right and the way that happened was the most magnificent of all the angelic beings that God created described in Ezekiel 28 became consumed with pride thinking he could make himself just like God the sovereign ruler of the universe. And so this angel God changed his name to Satan which means enemy or adversary. He approached other angels to persuade them to join him in his revolt against God. And so there were some of the good angels that made that fateful choice and once they did they were locked into being evil angels.
JD: Now we jump that span in history and we come and focus on the time of the Tribulation. That’s seven years of judgment talked about in the book of Revelation. Would you explain some of the evil angelic activity? Though the good angels are going to play a major role evil angels will as well.
RS: We know very clearly from Revelation chapter 16 when the next to last judgment of the Tribulation is poured out upon planet earth that Satan, the Antichrist, the false prophet are going to send evil angels, their demons throughout the world to persuade the rulers of all nations of the world to bring their combined military together to one location. Zechariah chapters 12-14 make it very clear that location is the nation of Israel and that’s going to be a major role that evil angels are going to play toward the end of the Tribulation.
JD: Dr. Rennie Showers with the Biblical account of the creation of angels, the fall of angels, and the attack on the Jewish people by evil angels in the last days.