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What should we make of Eliphaz' vision expressed to Job, which says God does not trust his own angels?

“If God does not trust his own angels 
 and has charged his messengers with foolishness, 
  (Job 4:18 NLT)

Was the spirit that visited Eliphaz from God or not, given that God was displeased with the things Job's friends said to him in the end?

Job 4:18

ESV - 18 Even in his servants he puts no trust, and his angels he charges with error.

Clarify Share Report Asked December 26 2013 Mini TJ Horsman

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Data Pastor Shafer
The fall of angels as well as the fall of man is one of the earliest facts of history. 

Charging His angels with folly may refer to the original fall of the angels with Lucifer in the pre-Adamite world.

It could also refer to the folly of fallen angels marrying the daughters of men and producing races of giants on the earth, which was a well-known fact in Job's day.

Gen. 6:4 speaks of some angels doing this both before and after the flood of Noah. They committed this horrible sin in an effort to keep the Seed of the woman from coming into the world.

December 27 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report

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