We teach that angels are created beings and are therefore not to be worshiped. Although they are a higher order of creation than man, they are created to serve God and to worship Him (Luke 2:9-14 ; Hebrews 1:6-7 , 14 ; 2:6-7 ; Revelation 5:11-14 ; 19:10 ; 22:9 ).
We teach that Satan is a created angel and the author of sin. He incurred the judgment of God by rebelling against his Creator (Isaiah 14:12-17 ; Ezekiel 28:11 19 ), by taking numerous angels with him in his fall (Matthew 25:41 ; Revelation 12:1-14 ), and by introducing sin into the human race by his temptation of Eve (Genesis 3:1-15 ).
We teach that Satan is the open and declared enemy of God and man (Isaiah 14:13-14 ; Matthew 4:1-11 ; Revelation 12:9-10 ); the prince of this world, who has been defeated through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 16:20 ); and that he shall be eternally punished in the lake of fire (Isaiah 14:12-17 ; Ezekiel 28:11-19 ; Matthew 25:41 ; Revelation 20:10 ).