Posted by pastorsloan on August 25, 2014 at 11:40 AM

1 Timothy 5 mentions the "elect" angels and I was asked about that.  Here is what William Hendrickson says about it.

"These are God's elect angels, in distinction from the angels 'who did not keep their position' (Satan and his demons; cf Jude 6).  In his sovereign, inscrutable degree, which transcends all human understanding, God from all eternity decided that to these angels (here called elect) would be given the grace of perseverance, so that they would remain standing.  Being elect, they are of course also beloved. (For the doctrine of election of men, as taught by Paul. ...

It is not strange that the apostle mentions alse these angels.  He wants Timothy to obey the all-important charge concerning the discipline of elders; that is , he wants him to resemble the angels in obedience.  Besides, these angels are spectators of Timothy's actions and will accompany Christ at the final judgment when everything that hidden will be revealed ..."

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