The origin of demons

Angels and demons

2 Peter 2:4  For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;

How could a perfect God who is incapable of evil create demons?  Why would He even do such a thing?  The fact of the matter is some angels, the heavenly beings God created to carry out His plan, were rebellious and would rather gain power than serve the One who created them.  Because God is just, those angels were cast away from His presence, and we now refer to them as demons.

But before we bid them good riddance, let’s take note of what their sin really was.  The rebellious angels wanted to be like God, as did their leader Lucifer.  Their arrogance cost them.  But what did the first humans choose in the Garden of Eden?  Rather than obeying God, they wanted to be like Him by knowing good and evil.  They chose the same sin as the demons.  And so do we.

Every time we choose our own preferences and comforts over what God wants, we’re choosing to be in the place of God.  Aren’t we?  Think about how many sins start with pride as their root cause and then boil down what pride really is.  Pride in our hearts is the desire to be like God rather than submitting to Him.  If God didn’t spare angels for doing such a thing, what makes us think we deserve exemption from His judgment? Thank God for His grace!