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Are angels immortal by nature?


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#1 Nabil Daoud MD

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 03:06 PM

the angels are immortal by divine grace,
the fallen angel still immortal?

#2 Anna Stickles

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 04:29 PM

You ask good questions, and I would like to hear some of our more learned members comment. My tentative thought from my own reading is that angels, like the human soul, are "more immortal", less subject to corruption, then the material creation, but as you say still not immortal by nature in the way that God is.

One sense in which we can understand "immortal" is that God doesn't destroy what He created. Thus neither fallen men nor fallen angels cease to exist after their rebellion . But certainly they are no longer existing in the same state of glory and bliss that they were originally created in, and St Athanasius when talking about man's fall, describes this a loss of existence. What it would be considered in terms of the angels I don't know. But the parallels referring to the similarity between the nature of the human soul and the angelic nature are fairly frequent. But I am no expert on what the differences might be.

#3 Antonios

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:58 PM

Angels have been created to be immortal for as long as God wills them to be.




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