Salvation for Angels?

Have you ever wondered why there is no mention of God offering the gift of salvation to angels? The bible tells us clearly that there were angels in heaven who sinned against God, and as a result are no longer in their place with Him (Isaiah 14:12-17; Luke 10:18; II Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6).  They sinned.  We sinned.  We get offered the gift of salvation.  They do not.

In pondering that question recently, I believe the scriptures and things that came to mind answered my question.  In my playful imagination, however, I could see a conversation between me and the Lord going something like this:

Me: “Lord, how come there is no salvation for the angels?  At least, there is nothing mentioned in scripture along those lines, is there?”

The Lord: “They were with Me in heaven before I created time”

Me: “Okay”

The Lord: “They beheld My glory”

Me: …

The Lord: “You were born into a fallen world, into a fallen nature”

Me: … (I can sense that He is smiling as I look at Him questioningly)

The Lord: “You, who were born into a fallen world and never beheld My glory, have by faith chosen to believe in those things which you could not see. You have chosen of your own free will to love Me.  I wanted to offer you a way that you could be with Me, through My Son and the price He paid with His blood, because I love you.

Those angels who have fallen, they were with Me before I created time, and they beheld Me in all My glory.  They know I AM, and yet, they of their own free will have chosen not to love Me.  Do you understand the difference now, my child?”

Me: “Yes! Yes, Lord, I think I do”

The Lord: “I have given everyone the free will to love Me or not.  Those who choose not to love Me do not choose for themselves life, but death, for I AM life, and I AM love.”


John 3:16 NASB “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

Hebrews 1:1;6  “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen… But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”


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