The Fallen Angels
Question from on 08-11-2007:
Dear Father Levis, I have been listening to some CDs with lectures by the wonderful Bishop Fulton Sheen. He mentioned on a lecture on original sin the the angels had perfect forknowledge of the effects of all their actions and decisions. Now if this were true, would not Lucifer and the other fallen angels, seeing the despair of their future if they rebelled, have acted differently and not rebelled?
The only reason that I can think of that they continued in their rebellion is perhaps they were given forknowledge in everything except the decisions of God. Does the Church take a position on this? Thank you.
Answer by Fr. Robert J. Levis on 08-12-2007:
wayne, Pride was the major sin of the angels, the hope that they could be greater than God.Once they fell, they were hopelessly lost, which they foreknew would be their lot, anyway. Fr. Bob Levis