Biblical Concept: Fallen Angels Faking Religion Faking Righteousness



Introduction:  This collection of Bible verses describes the activities of fallen angels related to faking religion and faking righteousness, rather than stereotypical overt evil activities.


(The underlines and end parentheses are mine.)


NAS 2 Corinthians 11:13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.  14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.  15 Therefore it is not surprising if his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their deeds.  (Satan’s fake righteousness plan--designed to disguise and deceive unsuspecting humans.)

NAS Matthew 7:22 "Many will say to Me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?'  (Impressive faking of righteousness and religion, with the help of angels.)

NAS Matthew 7:23 "And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'  (Prophesy, dispossession, and miracles = fake righteousness and religion, when performed by fallen angels and unbelieving humans.)

NAS Mark 1:39 And He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out the demons.  (Synagogues with demons, that influence synagogue spiritual activities.)

NAS Mark 3:11 And whenever the unclean spirits beheld Him, they would fall down before Him and cry out, saying, "You are the Son of God!"  (Unclean spirits practice religious over-promotion.)

NAS Luke 11:19 "And if I by Beelzebul cast out demons, by whom do your sons cast them out? Consequently they shall be your judges.  (Jewish exorcists, helped by the demons they are exorcising.)

NAS 1 Corinthians 10:20 No, but I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to demons, and not to God; and I do not want you to become sharers in demons.  (Demons, deception, and religious activities.  Demons are behind pagan Gentile religions.  Compare Romans 1:23-25.)

NAS 1 Corinthians 10:21 You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.  (Practitioners of religion, instead of a faith relationship with the God of the Bible, can be tricked into demon religion.)

NAS 1 Timothy 4:1 But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, (Practitioners of religion, instead of a faith relationship with the God of the Bible, can be tricked into demon religion.)

NAS Revelation 9:20 And the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, so as not to worship demons, and the idols of gold and of silver and of brass and of stone and of wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk;  (The relationship between idolatry and demon worship.)

NAS Luke 4:33 And there was a man in the synagogue possessed by the spirit of an unclean demon, and he cried out with a loud voice, 34 "Ha! What do we have to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Have You come to destroy us? I know who You are-- the Holy One of God!" 35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet and come out of him!" And when the demon had thrown him down in their midst, he came out of him without doing him any harm.  (How did an unclean demon function in the synagogue?  “Was” has an  indicative imperfect active 3rd person singular inflection.  An imperfect tense is utilized to describe continuous activity in past time.  The demon was habitually in the synagogue.  This suggests a clever, subtle promotion of ‘uncleanness’ in the spiritual activities of the synagogue.)  (Observation: Does the designation “unclean demon” suggest that there are “clean demons?”  Bible verses in this collection describe a faking of righteousness and might support a designation of “clean demons?”)

NAS James 3:15 This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic.  (Demonic wisdom is earthly, natural.)  (Compare 1 John 2:15-17.)  (I wonder if zealous believers in human caused global warming are unknowingly worshipping demons?)

NAS Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?  (Do “clean demons” perform the same for unbelievers?  Compare Ephesians 2:2 below.)

NAS Luke 11:24 "When the unclean spirit goes out of a man, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and not finding any, it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.'  (“Seeking rest” might not suggest cruel overt activity?  See the interesting phrase, “seven other spirits more evil than itself,” in 11:26.  Compare this with the “clean demons” speculation.)

NAS Acts 16:16 And it happened that as we were going to the place of prayer, a certain slave-girl having a spirit of divination met us, who was bringing her masters much profit by fortunetelling.  (Angelic religious actions.  See vv. 16-18.)

NAS 1 Corinthians 2:12 Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things freely given to us by God,  (The “spirit of the world” is not always severe overt activity--think: humanism, politically correct, anti-absolutes, eco-radicalism, socialism, big government, globalism, anti-capitalism, victimization, gay agenda, values clarification, love not war, United Nations, World/National Council of Churches, anti-Jew/Christian, and ‘for the children.’)

NAS 2 Corinthians 11:4 For if one comes and preaches another Jesus whom we have not preached, or you receive a different spirit which you have not received, or a different gospel which you have not accepted, you bear this beautifully.  (Deceptive clean demons promote: another Jesus, a different spirit, and a different gospel.)  (Compare Biblical Concept: Angel Religions.)

NAS Ephesians 2:2 in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.  (Though no religion or righteousness are in view, it is significant to note the global influence of angels on humanity.)

NAS 2 Thessalonians 2:2 that you may not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.  (Angels seek to shake and disturb a believer’s composure.)

NAS 1 John 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

NAS 1 John 4:3 and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; and this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world. 

NAS 1 John 4:6 We are from God; he who knows God listens to us; he who is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth and the spirit of error.  (1 John 4:1, 4:3, and 4:6 describe antichrist angel spirituality.)

NAS Galatians 1:8 But even though we, or an angel from heaven, should preach to you a gospel contrary to that which we have preached to you, let him be accursed.  (Yes, angels preach a contrary gospel, a fake gospel.)

NAS Romans 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers,  39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.  (Yes, angels seek to separate us from God.)

NAS Colossians 2:18 Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in self-abasement and the worship of the angels, taking his stand on visions he has seen, inflated without cause by his fleshly mind,  (Angels promote: self-abasement, angel worship, visions, inflated, and fleshly religion.)

NAS Hebrews 2:5 For He did not subject to angels the world to come, concerning which we are speaking.  (This world is subject to fallen angels faking religion and righteousness.)

NAS 2 Corinthians 4:4 in whose case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, that they might not see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.  (Angels blind humans to true religion.)

NAS 1 Timothy 3:6 and not a new convert, lest he become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. 7 And he must have a good reputation with those outside the church, so that he may not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.  (Angels promote a religion of pride.)

NAS 1 Timothy 5:13 And at the same time they also learn to be idle, as they go around from house to house; and not merely idle, but also gossips and busybodies, talking about things not proper to mention. 14 Therefore, I want younger widows to get married, bear children, keep house, and give the enemy no occasion for reproach; 15 for some have already turned aside to follow Satan.  (Satan seeks a sinning following.)

NAS 2 Corinthians 11:3 But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.  (Satan practices religious deception--be like God--to lead away from Christ.)


Conclusions:  This collection of Bible verses has demonstrated that fallen angels have an elaborate religious plan designed to keep people from Christ. Cruel acts of unclean demons are not the techniques by which multitudes of humans are kept from Christ--angel religions are more effective.  Plus, fallen angels desire worship for themselves. 

Significant Miscellany:


NAS Revelation 16:14 for they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them together for the war of the great day of God, the Almighty.  (“Spirits of demons” practice deception.)

NAS 1 Corinthians 11:10 Therefore the woman ought to have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels.  (Authority is an issue among angels.)

NAS Jude 1:6 And angels who did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode, He has kept in eternal bonds under darkness for the judgment of the great day.  (Compare Genesis 6.  Angels infiltrated the human race and were prevented by God from future domain change.  However, Fallen Angels Faking Religion Faking Righteousness demonstrates angelic desire to continue their global ‘interaction’ with humanity.)

NAS 2 Corinthians 2:11 in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his schemes.  (Schemes can be overt or subtle.)

NAS 2 Timothy 2:26 and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, having been held captive by him to do his will.  (Think captivity locally and globally.)

NAS 1 Corinthians 12:10 and to another the effecting of miracles, and to another prophecy, and to another the distinguishing of spirits, to another various kinds of tongues, and to another the interpretation of tongues.  (“Distinguishing of spirits” is/was a spiritual gift.)