Biblical Concept: Angelopopathism


Angelopopathism = Angels ascribing to God their thoughts, feeling, emotions = Angelic lowering of the Triune God of the Bible to their standards = God cannot really be as righteous, holy, just, or true as He says = the 1/3 angels trying to prove their lowering God true.


For example: Genesis 3:1-5  1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Indeed, has God said, 'You shall not eat from any tree of the garden '?"  2 And the woman said to the serpent, "From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;  3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, 'You shall not eat from it or touch it, lest you die.'"  4 And the serpent said to the woman, "You surely shall not die!  5 "For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."


Comment: The 1/3 angels possibly think that, “Because God knows good and evil, He has to be both good and evil—just like them.”  The 1/3 angels possibly think that, “With freewill comes the ability to be both good and evil.  And does not God have freewill?”


Compare: Biblical Concept: Lowering God.