Are Demons And Fallen Angels The Same?

Some Christians think that demons are not the same as fallen angels but are different from each other—distinct creatures. They got that idea from the Book of Enoch, an extra-biblical source not inspired by God. I will reveal with the Word of God that demons and fallen angels are indeed the same creatures. Only with a biblical view can you come out with demons being the same as fallen angels. You would need a different source to come out with something different.

14 One day Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. And when the demon was gone, the man who had been mute spoke. The crowds were amazed, 15 but some of them said, “It is by Beelzebul, the prince of the demons, that He drives out demons.” 16 And others tested Him by demanding a sign from heaven. 17 Knowing their thoughts, Jesus said to them, “Every kingdom divided against itself will be laid waste, and a house divided against a house will fall. 18 If Satan is divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? After all, you say that I drive out demons by Beelzebul. 19 And if I drive out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons drive them out? So then, they will be your judges. 20 But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you. -Luke 11:14-20 BSB

Beelzebul was a name given to Satan, as verse 18 connects Satan with Beelzebul. So, Satan is the prince and leader of the demons. If in Luke 11, Satan is the leader of the demonic spirits and in Revelation 12, see below, Satan, the dragon, is the leader of the [fallen] angels, it shows that demons and fallen angels are the same.

7 Then a war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8 But the dragon was not strong enough, and no longer was any place found in heaven for him and his angels. 9 And the great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him. -Revelation 12:7-9 BSB

We must never ever make extra-biblical sources the source of truth. If you do, you will be deceived.


(Luke 2:6-10) The Angel Of The Lord Announcing The Good News To The Shepherds

[Luke 2:6] “6 While they were there, the time came for her Child to be born.”

  • Finally, the promised Messiah had arrived to bring God’s full revelation to mankind and fulfill Old Testament prophecies.

[Luke 2:7] “7 And she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”

  • Not only was Jesus the firstborn son of Joseph and Mary, but Jesus is also described elsewhere, as the firstborn Son of God.

6 And again, when God brings His firstborn into the world, He says: “Let all God’s angels worship Him.” -Hebrews 1:6

15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. -Colossians 1:15

  • The word “firstborn” does not refer to Jesus existing for the first time, but as a firstborn, He is preeminent (see Colossians 1:18)—all things belong to Him, everything that is in heaven and on earth.

16 For in Him all things were created, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities. All things were created through Him and for Him. -Colossians 1:16

[Luke 2:8] “8 And there were shepherds residing in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks by night.”

  • Being a shepherd seemed to be one of the lowest positions one can get. It was dangerous, as you would have to protect the sheep from dangerous animals. A shepherd had to carry a rod, having two different ends. One end was used as a weapon to protect the sheep, and the other had a hook to bring back strays. A shepherd also had to spend the nights in the open, whether it was cold or not, and during the day, they had to take the beating of the sun.

[Luke 2:9] “9 Just then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.”

  • Why didn’t the angel of the Lord appear to a king, a priest, or any other religious leader? God will only reveal something to the lowly of heart. To hear from the Lord or understand the Scriptures, a person must display a humble spirit. These shepherds were humble due to their position.

[Luke 2:10] “10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid! For behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people:”

  • The phrase “I bring you good news” in Greek is euaggelizó (Strongs #2097). It’s where we get the word “evangelize,” which means to preach the gospel.
  • The good news that the angel was announcing to them was that the promised Savior of the world has been born.

All Scriptures are taken from the Berean Study Bible version (BSB).

(Part 2) Angelic Class: Seraphim

The word “seraphim” means fiery serpent. We can know for sure that these seraphim do not look like serpents because they are described in other passages as having four faces. This name first comes up in Numbers 21:6, which says, “So the LORD sent venomous snakes among the people, and many of the Israelites were bitten and died.” The Berean Study Bible translation translates only the Hebrew word nachash as “venomous snakes,” but does not translate the word saraph, Heb. Strong’s #8314 (seraph, noun), which means fiery serpent or burning for the verb form of saraph. It does this because it also means figuratively a poisonous snake, due to the word being used in Numbers 21:6 for a person feeling the sensation of burning after being bitten by a snake. Other Bible translations do have the word “fiery serpents.”

The reason they are called seraphim is that their appearance resembles fire, as the word seraph means, see below.

13 In the midst of the living creatures was the appearance of glowing coals of fire, or of torches. Fire moved back and forth between the living creatures; it was bright, and lightning flashed out of it. -Ezekiel 1:13 BSB

Above Him stood seraphim, each having six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying. -Isaiah 6:2 BSB

These four seraphim are also called “four living creatures” in Revelation 4:8 & Ezekiel 1:8 and Cherubim in Ezekiel 10:7-8. These creatures are full of eyes, front and back and on their wings (Ezekiel 10:12 & Revelation 4:6). Each of the four living creatures also has four faces; that of a man, that of an ox, that of a lion, and that of an eagle (Ezekiel 1:10). These seraphim stand in the presence of the Lord giving Him praises (Isaiah 6:3 & Revelation 4:8). They are mentioned in Isaiah 6:2-3, Ezekiel 1 & 10, and Revelation 4. The only difference from all those passages is that in Ezekiel chapters 1 & 10, they are described as only having four wings, and in Isaiah 6:2 and Revelation 4:8, they have six wings. It doesn’t say why Ezekiel only saw four wings, and Isaiah and John saw six. I can conclude that most likely they are the same creatures, but Ezekiel, for whatever reason, didn’t notice the other two wings, as it is mentioned in other places that they do cover their bodies with four wings, and at other times, their two wings are touching each other. Either they are similar creatures or different ones, one with four wings and the other with six, or they are the same creatures, which Ezekiel, as mentioned earlier, was not allowed to see that extra detail or did see it but was told not to write it down. 

These creatures move as fast as lightning…14 The creatures were darting back and forth as quickly as flashes of lightning. -Ezekiel 1:14 BSB

The power of their wings when they flow sounded like the voice of God…24 When the creatures moved, I heard the sound of their wings like the roar of many waters, like the voice of the Almighty, like the tumult of an army. -Ezekiel 1:24 BSB

The names “seraphim”, “cherubim”, and “living creatures” are words to describe their appearance and their rank in God’s angelic army.

They seem to guard the Throne of the Almighty God so logically, they must be seriously powerful and nothing unauthorized can enter God’s Throne. No one can sneak behind them since they are full of eyes and have four faces. Their swiftness and the ability to see 360 degrees all around them make them very powerful creatures. These seraphim seem to be high ranking in the angelic hosts, as they are stationed in God’s Throne.