The account of the fall of the angels from
being sons of God to be demons helps us to understand why God decreed the
Deluge to wipe out all of the human race except Noah and his family.
We perceive that God from the first intended to deal only with Adam and
his family. The giant sons of the fallen angels (Nephilim) came into being
contrary to the Divine will; hence, properly, no provision was to be made
for them. They never had a right to life, nor will they have a
resurrection. On the other hand, all of Adam's posterity, redeemed by
Jesus' death, must be recovered from death, with full opportunity to
secure everlasting life.
After the Deluge, the demon angels
dematerialized--resumed their spirit conditions. St. Peter and St. Jude
reveal the penalty inflicted upon them. "Those
angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own
habitation [spirit condition], God restrained under chains [restraints] of
darkness, unto the Judgment of the Great Day."--2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6.
The liberties of the fallen
angels--demons--were restrained. They are unable to use deceptions in the
light--unable to materialize as formerly. Note, however, that the
limitation "unto" implies that when the "great Day of
Wrath" shall come, these fallen angels will be permitted to
materialize and become potent factors in the strife. Other Scriptures
indicate that these fallen angels will have much to do with the great
"time of trouble" with which this Age will close, and in which
Messiah's Kingdom will be inaugurated.
These fallen angels were cast to tartarus--our
Earth's atmosphere. Satan, a cherub-angel of higher rank, is styled the
Prince of Demons. They are not in some far-off place stoking fires, but
keep as close to humanity as possible. Not permitted to materialize, they
seek to obsess, to demonize by clairvoyance and clairaudience. Mankind
would properly resent them if their true character were known. They
therefore personate the dead, communicating through spirit-mediums.
God Spared Not the
Angels that Sinned