Monday, September 15, 2008

Questions for you

I'm going to pose some questions that I would be enormously interested in your opinions. Before I begin let me say this: This can be a touchy subject for some. Religious beliefs vary from person to person and all replies to this post MUST be respectful of others. Anything I read that is considered rude or disrespectful WILL be deleted.

Okay on with it:
I've been doing some reading while preparing to rewrite Heaven's Torment (for the third time...) and I read things that made me go hmmm...

According to (some slants) I've read I have found that some believe that fallen angels can never be forgiven because they turned their backs on God. They denied Him so He will deny them for eternity.

BUT we do believe that no matter who asks God to forgive them of their sins they can be forgiven. Jeffery Dahmer pops into my head as he "found God" shortly before his death. We who are religious have been taught that God is Love and He has forgiven Dahmer if he was truly repentant.

If God can forgive someone as evil as Dahmer, why wouldn't He forgive angels who asks for it?

Delving in a little deeper, theoretically speaking, is fallen angels can be forgiven, if ANYONE who repents can receive God's forgiveness, if Satan were to repent and return to God, would he be forgiven?

I'm very curious as to what you all think. Remember all posts MUST show respect for the opinions of others.



KellyMarstad said...

Jinger the Bible says that Angels are servants, hosts, to humans. While many like to think that loved ones become angels who look over them when they've passed, angels are in fact specifically created to serve God and look out for man. They are spiritual warriors.

There are specific passages in the Bible which discuss the number of angels provided to toddlers and more that tell us Jesus didn't die for angels but for man. Man is the chosen creation and angels are not. Now this is based on a mutual agreement that the Bible is the source of information. If you don't subscribe to that, you'll most likely reach a different conclusion.

However, strictly speaking, Jesus died for the salvation of man. Being that angels are not the elect, He didn't die for them. Therefore, there is not Grace of forgiveness for them. Those that followed Satan are fallen and irredeemable.

Is it fair? Is it unjust? I think in circumstances like this, it's akin to having your computer refuse to boot for you. You move on from it. Simplistic, but effective description. My understanding is that the angels choose a master and the decision is made.