Can Angels Ask For Forgiveness?

Angels are often described as being like us, but better. They are said to be perfect beings who never sinned or committed any wrongs. However, according to Christian theology, God created humans and angels, giving them free will. This means that both humans and angels could choose to disobey him.

We cannot know whether fallen angels had opportunities to repent before they were cast out of heaven. We understand that the Bible tells us that Hell is a place where all those who disobeyed God will spend eternity.

Ezekiel 28:14 describes Lucifer as one of the highest angels. Lucifer and all the angels were constantly in the presence of God and knew his glory. The reason they rebelled against and turned away from God could therefore not be explained. Although they knew what they were doing was the greatest evil, Lucifer and the other angels rebelled against God. 

Before God, Angels and Mankind are not the Same.

The Bible says that man was created after the creation of angels. And that he was built in the image of God. Mankind had Jesus Christ Christ, who died for its sins. There is no such option for Angels – God didn’t intend a redemption for angels – They are elect angels and will forever exist in his glory. 

The fallen angels rebelled against God and his people (us humans) despite knowing clearly and without a doubt that their rebellion would result in eternal damnation. So it seems reasonable to believe that they also knew God’s judgment upon them. So, if an angel sins, then they must face God’s judgment.

Further, the salvation of a human being must ask God for forgiveness. But how can a fallen angel seek forgiveness from his creator? And would he be forgiven if he does so? Given that their Sin was committed out of free will and accord, it appears unlikely that they could ask God for forgiveness or even receive such, should they?

Fallen Angel

Fallen angels are angels that have been cast down because of their own disobedience and rebellion against God. Luke 10:18 refers to “Satan falling from heaven,” and Matthew 25:41 mentions “the Devil and his angels,” who will be thrown into hell (source)

Along with Luzifer, Beelzebub, Leviathan, Asmodeus, Berith, Astaroth, Verrine, Gressil, Sonneillon, and Belial fell.

Additionally, the book of Enoch says that 200 angels fell to earth in the days of Jared. They were called the Watchers (The Nephalim), But only the names of their leaders are known: 

  • Arakiel 
  • Armaros 
  • Asbeel 
  • Azazel 
  • Baraqiel
  • Batarie
  • Chazaqiel
  • Daniel
  • Gadreel
  • Kokabiel
  • Penemue 
  • Ramiel
  • Sariel
  • Sathariel 
  • Shamsiel
  • Tamiel
  • Turiel 
  • Yequon 
  • Yomiel 
  • Zaqiel 

Why did God allow Satan and the demons to sin?

You have to be able to make a choice. A choice between God or Evil. Between right and wrong. Ask yourself, would the opposite of Sin exist without Sin? How could there be good without evil?

You must remember that Sin exists – So you are also aware of what it is. You wouldn’t want to live your life with someone who did not understand the consequences of their actions. Nor would you want to be around someone who did not think about how their words affect others.

God allowed these creatures to rebel because he needed to show us what happens when we rebel. He wanted us to see that this world is full of pain and suffering. That people do horrible things to each other, and even worse, to themselves. And even more importantly: We actively need to make a choice between good and evil. 

“As for God, His way is perfect” (Psalm 18:30). Since God’s ways are perfect, we can trust that whatever He allows and does will also be excellent. 

What is the difference between Forgiveness and Amnesty?

The word “forgive” means giving up resentment towards somebody. It is when someone forgives another person for a wrong that they have done them. An example would be when a parent ignores his child for doing something wrong. Your sins are forgiven! 

Amnesty is when you receive a pardon. It doesn’t mean that the person has been forgiven. It just means that the punishment has been taken off. In other words, the person is given back their freedom but is still responsible for their sins. 

Summary 

Angels can not ask for forgiveness. They had been very close to the glory and power of God – They knew precisely that they cut off all ties to God as a result of their revolt. Additionally, they knew the consequence of their action. The fact that they did not repent shows that they did not care for their own well-being or anyone else. No, they cannot request forgiveness.