Downeast  Baptist Church
Founded on God's Word - Emphasizing  Spiritual Growth 
                         and Evangelistic Outreach

We believe that God created spiritual beings called angels (Nehemiah 9:6; Colossians 1:16-17) who because of Satan’s revolt in heaven (Isaiah 14:13-14; Jude 6; Revelation 12:3-4) became divided between good and evil angels. Angels are incorporeal (Hebrews 1:14), are without sex (Matthew 22:30), and are innumerable (Hebrews 12:22). Although neither omniscient nor omnipotent, they do possess superior knowledge and strength to man (Matthew 24:36; 2 Peter 2:11). They also exist in angelic ranks (Ephesians 6:12). We believe that Satan is a real angelic being who exalted himself against God (Isaiah 14:12-14; Ezekiel 28:14-19). He is a wicked liar (John 8:44) and the great tempter (Matthew 4:1). He desires to have the worship of all beings (Matthew 4:9) and to destroy believers (Luke 22:31). Satan is the god of this world (John 12:31; 14:30; 16:11) and the prince of the air (Ephesians 2:2; 6:12). He rules a host of demons who tempt believers (1 Thessalonians 3:5) and at times possess unbelievers (Matthew 12:22). In the end, God will cast Satan and his demons into the Lake of Fire for all eternity (Revelation 20:10).