What kind of angels are the evil angels?

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The evil angels are spirits. God created them holy, but they fell into sin and God rejected them forever. They are cunning, powerful and adept at doing evil. There is also a great number of them. They are the sworn enemies of God, of people and everything that is good and right, and they wish to corrupt and destroy God’s works. In particular they want to prevent people from being saved and to lead them, along with themselves, into the torments of hell. Their leader is the devil, whom the Bible also calls Satan or accuser, tempter, adversary or evil one. The Bible also calls the evil angels unclean and evil spirits and demons.

2 Pet. 2:4: God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.

Eph. 6:11-12: Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against... spiritual wickedness in high places.

Mark 5:9: The unclean spirit said to Jesus: “My name is Legion, for we are many.”

Joh. 8:44: The devil was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.

1 Pet. 5:8-9: Be sober, be vigilant, because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour; whom resist steadfast in the faith.

Assignment: Read Gen. 3:1-5: the devil’s deceitful temptation in Paradise, and Matt. 4:1-11: the tempation of Jesus. – To what animal does God compare the tempter?