Brent, when did God create the angels where is it in the Bible?
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The Bible doesn’t say specifically. We can safely say it was before OUR physical universe was created because Job tells us:
Job 38:4-7 (emphasis mine): Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone — while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
We might pass that off as poetic language from a human, but since the Bible is inspired and these words are directly attributed to God, we should take it literally unless the text compels us otherwise. Also, the earth was already created when Satan fell because he was cast to earth.
Angels MIGHT have been created right before our current creation since they are “ministering spirits” to those who “inherit salvation” (Heb 1:14), but not necessarily. God could have just added this to their existing duties and purpose.
Revelation 5:11-14 tells us that angels attend the throne of God so it may be that they have been around for millions of years or more. Because of how angels are described, their purpose and their power, it just seems logical and appropriate that they have been keeping God company for a long time.
I would speculate, and it’s pure speculation, that angels have been around for eons then God created the Earth and man. Subsequently, Satan got jealous and pride consumed him because of God’s love for man. That’s my personal GUESS as to why Satan rose up. He was King Daddy for millions of years, then man came along, and Satan couldn’t stand God’s love for Adam.
More speculation… there may even be “creatures” or “beings” that God has not chosen to tell us about. Eternity is a LONG time for a creative God.
I’ve even wondered if there will be other “realities”, dimensions or things that will exist for all eternity that WE won’t know about. An infinite God, with infinite time. I would guess (at least it’s perfectly possible) God will have infinite forms of life and creation that we may not even be able to comprehend. I would even speculate that God will continue to create more life for all eternity. In our finiteness, we think “more people?” but I don’t mean more people. I mean more life, more “existence” beyond our wildest imagination and comprehension. We can’t even comprehend our OWN universe so what makes us think we have ANY grasp on what OTHER creative acts God has done or will do.
But, let me restate clearly, the last three paragraphs are PURE speculation and my over active imagination. I love to dream about what our Eternal Creative Creator has been doing for all eternity.
The Bible simply doesn’t say.