[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]God did the impossible. It’s a specialty of His. The work of His creation should reveal that. Who can create something from nothing? Keep in mind that we create only with the ideas and materials that already exist. We simply combine them in new ways, but God evidently did not do that. His creation came out of nothing and the very concepts of this material universe had to be invented.
The idea that God does what is impossible is not meant lightly. I don’t mean the kind of “impossible” we tend to impose on ourselves -like it was always considered “impossible” to go to the moon. I don’t mean improbable or unlikely. I mean impossible.
Angels, Demons, And Humans
There is a lot of debate about where angels and demons originated and how. I’m not smart enough to know all the answers in that discussion. I’m not even sure I understand all of the questions. But there are some things I do know about them.
- They are either good or evil. There is no middle ground.
- They are “secure” in their places. If there ever was a falling away of angels to become demons, it does not seem to be currently happening.
- Once a demon, always a demon. That is, evil is evil and can never be good.
- It is theoretically possible for a good being to change into an evil being, but it is not possible that an evil being can go “back” to being a good being. (This is because of a combination of justice and the nature of what evil is.)
- There are good. There are evil. There are good that evidently turned into evil. But there is not in all of eternity a being that changed from evil to good. It is impossible to happen. (If this is true then that proves time travel to be impossible too.)
But, wait. We all know that humans change from evil to good all the time, and this is the genius of what God did.
You see, we can change from one to the other multiple times in a lifetime, but that is only because of the nature of this creation. We live in a preparatory state. Our time here is not predetermined. Our nature is not set. We establish and set our character and nature in this realm. Thomas Warren called it a “vale of soul-making”. That is, our immortal souls are shaped into something in this lifetime. We have the ABILITY to choose.
I’m not about to start looking at angels and demons and pronouncing that I know anything about them. Very little is told to us. Maybe there is freedom involved in their existence and they get to choose what their nature is, but I seriously doubt it. Maybe at one time they could, but not now. To illustrate this, find any Bible passage that hints at a demon coming back into a right relationship with God.
Something about the spiritual realm prevents the change.
But God devised a way to allow humans the opportunity to choose (and even to fail) and still provide for them the opportunity to live in perfection with Him. That is the very heart of what Ephesians 1:1-10 teaches.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]