In part 2A of this series, I offered scriptural evidence that proves that the ‘sons of God’ of Genesis 6 and Job, chapters 1, 2 and 38 were not angels, fallen or otherwise. I did a verse by verse analysis of Isaiah 14:12-14 which is an account of the fall of Lucifer. These verses of scriptures are often quoted to try and prove that fall of Lucifer as recorded in the book of the prophet Isaiah was on account of sexual sins, as those of the Sodom and Gomorrah, listed in the New Testament book of Jude. However even a cursory comparison of the sins of Lucifer as listed in Isaiah to the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah, leaves no doubt that the sins of Lucifer were of a completely different nature; the sins and temptation of angels and man are just not the same because they are two different species of beings who are not motivated or tempted by the same passions and desires. The doctrine of the fall of the angels due to sexual immorality is therefore an unscriptural one.
The ‘host of heaven’ or ‘host of the ‘heavens’ is a Biblical term that describes the angelic ethereal army of God. Any army has a well defined hierarchy, and it is no different with God’s heavenly army. One of the Archangels, Michael, is apparently a warrior leader; just the use of the prefix ‘arch’ with ‘angel’ would imply a ranking system, an order, much as is evidenced in any human organization. In the ‘host of the heavens’ not only is there a ranking system amongst angels, there are different types of ethereal spirit beings, not all of whom are angels. The Cherubim (plural of cherub) appear to have been very high in the hierarchy of God’s creatures, probably the highest of the angelic spirit beings even as man is the highest in the order of corporeal beings, above all other corporeal creatures classified as beasts. Ezekiel 28: 12-19 reveals a great deal about the majestic creature that was the ‘anointed cherub’, and the nature of his transgressions. The story of the ‘anointed cherub’ is the story of the birth of evil in God’s creation, and since many teachers assign the cause of his fall to sexual immorality, we need to study this account in some detail to determine the exact nature of the ‘anointed cherub’s’ sins, and the causes for his transgressions.
It is apparent that as a ‘cherub’, the creature referred to in Ezekiel, chapter 28 is an angelic spirit being, not a human being or mankind. I hesitate to name this creature Lucifer because the account in Isaiah, and in Ezekiel has some substantial differences that would seem to indicate that Lucifer and the ‘anointed cherub’ are the not the same person. This subject will be addressed on its own when I do a study on the identity of the ‘anointed cherub’, of Lucifer and of Satan. Iniquity or evil was first born in God’s creation in the ‘anointed cherub’ who appears to have been a very high ranking spirit being that was full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty. As noted in previous parts of this series, and in the Prehistoric civilizations series, as well as in the Chronology of Creation audio series, there was a definite order in which the Universe was created. Contrary to popular opinion, God did not just wave a magic wand and all the heavenly bodies came into existence all at once. God created the Earth and the heavens in a specific order, and as the heavens were stretched He appointed rulers over specific regions to govern His creation which are called the host of heaven or the host of the heavens. Rulers of the heavens, over planets, stars, star systems, constellations and galaxies were appointed by God even before all these heavenly bodies came into existence. It would appear that the ‘anointed cherub’ was one such ruler, of a very high rank. In part 2B of this series I would like do a detailed study of the account of the birth of iniquity in the ‘anointed cherub’ of Ezekiel, chapter 28 as recorded in the pages of the Bible. The verses from chapter 28 of the book of the prophet Ezekiel that give a detailed account of the history of ‘the anointed cherub’, from the perfect state in which he was created to the discovery of iniquity (evil) in him to the causes for his many and varied transgressions to his final and eternal judgment.