INFLUENCE OF FALLEN ANGELS TO MAN: AN ANALYSIS ON THE EVENTS IN THE BIBLE FROM OLD TO NEW TESTAMENT

Archie Z. Cubos Student Mr. Francis Reginio Adviser Introduction Fallen Angels are not just fictional characters in novel, horror movies and video games; they are real spiritual beings that have evil motives when they interact with human beings, even though they may seem benevolent in order to influence people. Moreover, because they rebelled against God, they are already destined to eternal judgment. The researcher want to point out that this study is on what he calls “fallen angels” and not on what others call “demons”, mainly because there is a hierarchy of evil spirits, and some are more powerful than others. We see this in the scripture: “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” – Eph 6:12 In this study, it is meant to be understood “fallen” are those angels who are not holy; dwellers of heaven that followed Lucifer in uprising against God, as being the more powerful evil spirits that can have a physical presence that is not dependent on inhabiting a person‟s body. This modern understanding is scribed to Bailey (2002) that fallen angels are rebellious, deceitful and prideful. He believes that fallen angels are evil spirits who drag mankind to destruction, and thus, Evil spirit beings are regularly divided up into types in the Bible. It is written in the Gospel of John 5:5-14, evil spirits are spirits that have a strong attachment towards the earth and human way of life. They have an access to humans because of sin, traumatic events and judgment. In addition to this, evil spirits can affect the "state" of their host person ranging from the mind to total possession (whole being). They are able to influence the emotions, thoughts and actions of their host toward destruction (Matthew 12:43-45, Mark 9:17-18, Mark 5:2-8). Castellanos (2009) reveals that God did not create evil spirits. He only made the good, which was like Himself. Evil, sin, and death are the result of disobedience, which originated in Satan and fallen angels. Thus, there is a need to study the writings and evidences on how fallen angels affect the lives of people before and today. If they have knowledge about fallen angels, they are most likely aware on how Satan works. In the Philippines, many literature institution and learning programs focus almost exclusively on life, love, sin and death but very little attention is paid to help people understand the origin of these. In most schools, the thrust is always toward academic aspects of learning

the research will deliberately discuss how their works affect the lives of people as described in the Bible from Old to New Testament and the present. It may show that the works and influence of fallen angels on young people is present. Thus. „Freedom of choice is what you‟ve got. This study will aim to determine on how fallen angels affect the lives of mankind and be more aware on how they manifest in present time. improving the awareness of the students‟ spiritual aspect needs to be part of learning process. is himself. Secondly. it will aim to present the abilities demonstrated by the angles in scripture. and devices to deceive them. The only authority. However. he is answerable only to himself as well. In lieu to this. the philosophy of Andrew Irvine the existentialist. the most common denominator of existentialists is a rejection of authority. and the one that he chose for himself. In Davao City. 1998). In contrast with most everything else in the world. Finally. the researcher will first define what fallen angels are. Public and Christian schools who adopt the Christian teaching in order to meet the spiritual need of the students. The whole nature of this paper is practically the comparative themes of existentialistic approach.‟ (Irvine. and the quality of the Bible and the enlightening distinction given by the latter to the description of fallen angels. some of the students who enrolled in “Christian schools” still involve themselves in various crimes. To be an existing human being means to be free. the human being has a unique freedom to determine his or her own behavior. . and understand what those latter can do. Ultimately.) One of the life choices Kierkegaard thought that people could make. However. and will compare the abilities of fallen angels as described in the Bible from Old to New Testament.disregarding the importance of molding the students‟ spiritual life. which any person has. This study looks into the manifestations and works of fallen angels through existentialism lenses. Thus. Existentialism theory is typically focused on individual human lives and the affecting inescapability of suffering and external forces and choice of each individual (Irvine. Satan has many strategies. Freedom from choice is what you want. was a life fully aligned with faith. there are Private. schemes. this freedom is in itself a kind of determination which we cannot escape. addicted to drugs and alcohol.

the researcher will use the library of the University of the Immaculate Conception that indicates avowal of the chosen arguments. The contents of these readings will be analyzed using the existentialistic approach to analyze the events in the Old and New Testament. This method mainly uses the discourse analysis of the selected readings. ”King Saul the first king of Israel and King David who succeeded King Saul”. thoughts.Method This study will utilize the qualitative descriptive method of research. “Judas Iscariot. . in searching for the materials that can help understand the events in the scripture. With the aids of existentialism approach about the influence of fallen angels in the Bible from Old to New Testament. Finally. and expressions. The researcher will gather information by first reading the stories “Eve”. “Cain and Abel”. the researchers will analyze and interpret the gathered data using content analysis technique employing discourse analysis particularly identifying concepts. Legion (Demon Possessed) and Mary Magdalene whom Jesus delivered from seven demons”.

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