We believe that God created a perfect host of angelic beings known as angels or "sons of God" (Job 38:4-7; Psalm 148:2; Genesis 1:31). The holy angels are ministering spirits who protect, guide, and deliver God's people (Hebrews 1:13-14; Genesis 19:11, 15-16; Psalm 91:11; Acts 8:26; 27:23-24; Danile3:28). They will carry the believers home after physical death and will be used as God's agents of judgment during the tribulation period (Luke 16:22; Revelation 7:2, 16:1). We believe that Satan, who was created as part of the perfect angelic host of angels was an exalted angel. Because of his pride, he rebelled against God's authority and was cast from heaven (Isaiah 14:12-17; Ezekiel 28:12-19). Satan is a real, personal, evil spirit being who is the father of all lies, and the god of this world. He blinds the minds of unbelievers and is destined for eternal punishment in the lake of fire (John 8:44; 2 Corinthians 4:4; Revelation 20:7-10). In his rebellion, he led a third part of the angels with him. These fallen angels are now demons which cooperate with Satan in his efforts to hinder and destroy God's people and God's work (Revelation 12:4; Ephesians 6:12).