Bible Q&A: Did The Rebellion of the Angels Occur Before the Creation of the Earth?

Did the rebellion of the angels occur before the creation of the earth? From the biblical data available, it seems that it occurred after the creation of the earth.  Christ created everything (John 1:1-3), including angels (Col. 1:16).  While it is possible that they had been created before Genesis 1:1, they had definitely been created… Read More Bible Q&A: Did The Rebellion of the Angels Occur Before the Creation of the Earth?

Hebrews: “Him Who For A Little While Was Made Lower Than The Angels”

The Psalmist prophesied that God would make the Messiah “for a little while lower than the angels” before “crowning him with glory and honor.”  This prophecy was fulfilled in Jesus, who became both fully God and fully human “for a little while” before ascending back into heaven and being “crowned with glory and honor.”  John’s vision in Revelation agrees with the Hebrew writer’s expressed reason for Jesus’s crowning of glory and honor: “because of the suffering of death” (v. 9; cf. Revelation 5:6-14).  Jesus “tast(ed) death for everyone.”  He took what we deserve for our sins (1 John 2:2; Romans 5:6-10).  This was done due to God’s grace and love for us all (cf. John 3:16; Ephesians 2:8).… Read More Hebrews: “Him Who For A Little While Was Made Lower Than The Angels”

Hebrews: Jesus’ Superiority Over Angels

Quoting the Psalmist, the Hebrew writer acknowledged that God had “made him for a little while lower than the angels” (Hebrews 2:7; cf. Psalm 8:4-6).  Paul wrote of how this was accomplished when Christ left “the form of God” and “equality with God” and “made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men…found in human form” (Philippians 2:6-8).  Yet when he ascended into heaven, Jesus became superior to the angels by sitting at God’s right hand.… Read More Hebrews: Jesus’ Superiority Over Angels